Lingnan University, as the liberal arts university of Hong Kong, embraces the vision to excel as an internationally recognised liberal arts university distinguished by outstanding teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. It is committed to providing quality whole-person education informed by the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions; nurturing all-round excellence in students, including such attributes as critical thinking, broad vision, versatile skills, socially responsible values, and leadership in a changing world; and encouraging faculty and students to contribute to society through original research and knowledge transfer.
At Lingnan University, liberal arts education is achieved through our deliberately small enrolment, broad-based curriculum, close staff-student relationship, rich residential life and extra-curricular activities, active community service and multi-faceted workplace experience, strong alumni and community support, and global learning opportunities.
Lingnan University offers full-time undergraduate programmes leading to honours degrees grouped under three categories, viz. Arts, Business and Social Sciences. To accomplish Lingnan’s mission of providing its students with an education in the liberal arts tradition, all undergraduate programmes feature a distinctive style of integrated and balanced curriculum. Apart from courses in the respective disciplines, the General Education Programme and Chinese and English languages are essential components in each curriculum.