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Lingnan University, Hong Kong

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Lingnan University is a tightknit liberal arts college founded in Hong Kong in 1967. Based in the northern part of Tuen Mun, Lingnan University is just a brief 40-minute subway ride from the Hong Kong’s thriving business district.

They offer courses within the fields of humanities, business and the social sciences, primarily instructed in English, with some courses taught in Cantonese or Mandarin.

From international scholarships to setting up a peer-mentoring scheme to help students acclimate, Lingnan University has taken many steps in recent years to attract international students and foster links with universities abroad. In fact, more than 90% of undergraduate students spent a semester or winter/summer program abroad in 2016, while 15% of students are international, with 40 nationalities are represented on campus.

Lingnan University is the first university in Hong Kong to have a service learning team set up to help students share their knowledge and expertise with charities and communities through volunteering. Meanwhile, its careers guidance team offers internship opportunities, both overseas and mainland, to students seeking to gain real work experience, which perhaps explains the university’s strong employability statistics. Indeed, as many as 82% of its graduates are in employment and 13% are in further studies within six months of graduation.

In terms of its facilities, Lingnan University is unrivalled for the region. It boasts a library with over 538,000 items, which includes books and audio-visual materials, a sports complex with a tennis court, squash courts, table tennis rooms, a swimming pool and a fitness centre.

Lingnan University offers inexpensive on-campus accommodation to all admitted students, even beyond their first year, from a modest US$570 per term. The university’s 10 hostel blocks with a total 2,600 beds have their own laundromats, air conditioners, vending machines, kitchens, television sets and parking. The university offers free repair, maintenance, cleaning and garbage disposal services.

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601-650
2016
601-650
2017
551-600
2018
  • 27.8
    Faculty Student
  • 99.9
    International Faculty
  • 41.7
    International Students
101-150
2014
101-150
2015
101-150
2016
151-200
2017
  • 55.8
    Academic Reputation
  • 75
    Citations per Paper
  • 66.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 59.4
    H-index Citations
128
2015
142
2016
=109
2017
100
2018
Asian University Rankings
  • 46.3
    Overall Score
  • 27.3
    Academic Reputation
  • 31.2
    Employer Reputation
  • 43.9
    Faculty Student
  • 100
    International Faculty
  • 90
    International Students
  • 99.9
    Inbound Exchange
  • 100
    Outbound Exchange
  • 94.3
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 40.1
    Papers per Faculty
  • 42.3
    Citations per Paper
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
232
International
122

Number of students

2,883
Postgraduate 12%
Undergraduate 88%

Number of international students

440
Postgraduate 61%
Undergraduate 39%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

11 Undergraduate Courses

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13 Postgraduate Courses

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