Harnessing the transformative power of liberal arts education
The workplace of the future will be dramatically different from that of today. For those who will be entering this environment, it will no longer be sufficient to have specialised skills as many jobs will be made redundant due to the rise of artificial intelligence and other forms of automation. A liberal arts education, with its focus on critical thinking, social responsibility and the development of the whole person, will be the key to success in this world.
As the liberal arts university in Hong Kong, Lingnan University emphasises on whole-person education, a vibrant campus life, and rich international exposure. All of these are made possible due to its small enrolment numbers, closer staff-student relationships, a stimulating residential life and diverse student programmes, as well as unrivalled peer mentor and peer guidance programmes.
Lingnan University offers students international exposure as part of its commitment to building a multicultural campus and global collaboration. In addition to its international faculty and student body, the University is known for its overseas exchange programmes through more than 180 partner institutions in about 40 countries. Its local and overseas Service-Learning programmes nurture all-rounded individuals with a social conscience and an understanding of the world from multiple perspectives.
“It is my firm belief that the knowledge and abilities gained through a liberal arts education, which teaches students how to think and communicate, are more important than specialised knowledge or skills,” says Professor Leonard K Cheng, President of Lingnan University.
The success of the University’s graduates is the best evidence of the power of liberal arts education. Inspired by the all-round education at Lingnan University, not only are they valued as creative thinkers and integrative problem-solvers in the workplace, many of them are also change-makers for the society.
With all that Lingnan University has to offer, its reputation is growing internationally and among those who hire its graduates. It is ranked among the top 10 liberal arts colleges in Asia by Forbes magazine, and the number of employers who regard its graduates highly continues to grow.
Lingnan will continue to demonstrate the value of its liberal arts education and is determined to act on its promise “Liberal Arts Education․Transformation For Life” to prepare students for future success in a rapidly-changing world.