Lingnan University

A university chief must be his own man

Students at Lingnan University in Tuen Mun objected to the appointment of Leonard Cheng as president. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

It was a colourful event: Lingnan University had to select a new president, and the university council held a consultative meeting at which councillors were to choose a candidate.

Monday, 1 July, 2013, 11:20am

Basement woes hit new Lingnan boss

Leonard Kwok-Hon Cheng

Lingnan University council chairman Bernard Chan has backed the institution's controversial new president in a row over an illegal basement in his former Sai Kung home.

Leonard Cheng Kwok-hon said he bought house 16 at Lotus Villas in 1999. It already had a basement and it was sealed.

21 Jun 2013 - 5:15am

Lingnan University student demands for open presidential vote rejected

Leonard Cheng Kwok-hon

Lingnan University council chairman Bernard Chan yesterday rejected students' demands for an open "one-man, one-vote" election of their president.

The appointment of new president Leonard Cheng Kwok-hon, dean of the University of Science and Technology's school of business and economics, has sparked anger, with students saying they had no voice.

19 Jun 2013 - 5:31am

Students angered by appointment of ex-CY adviser as Lingnan University president

Lingnan University students protest against the appointment of Leonard Cheng (centre) as the college's new president. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Lingnan University students say they may boycott classes after a former adviser to Leung Chun-ying's election campaign was named as the university's new president without the students having a say in the selection.

18 Jun 2013 - 3:35am 6 comments

Edward Chen's liberal arts dream is still alive

Edward Chen's liberal arts dream is still alive

More than a decade ago, Professor Edward Chen Kwan-yiu was appointed president of Lingnan University. In a press conference, he announced that Lingnan was to be a liberal arts college different from the others locally. Many people in the education field were excited.

1 Apr 2013 - 9:52am

'We were under financial pressure,' disgraced former dean says

Edward Fung, former dean of Community College and the Institute of Further Education, says Lingnan was inflexible about his expansion projects. Photo: Edward Wong

The former dean of two colleges that wildly exceeded their enrolment limits said yesterday that the schools had been under financial pressure to take in more students.

12 Jan 2013 - 3:12am

Four reprimanded for Lingnan enrolment saga

Lingnan University students demand heads roll yesterday after more than 8,000 students were accepted for 5,800 places. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

The blame for an enrolment fiasco at two of Lingnan University's colleges which saw 5,800 places given to 8,000 students was laid at the feet of one of its associate vice-presidents yesterday.

11 Jan 2013 - 4:13am

Lingnan students warn burgeoning numbers threaten education quality

Lingnan University. Photo: Dickson Lee

A student group has called on the government to increase scrutiny of sub-degree programmes to prevent "chaos" at tertiary institutions that could jeopardise the quality of education.

17 Oct 2012 - 3:49am

Lingnan University president Chan Yuk-shee resigns

Lingnan University president Chan Yuk-shee. Photo: Dickson Lee

The head of the city's liberal arts college, Lingnan University president Chan Yuk-shee, has resigned for what he says are health reasons.

16 Oct 2012 - 3:52am

HK workers not too happy

Hong Kong managers have been urged to engage their staff more in decision-making after a survey found many employees - especially professionals - are not very happy at work.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Culture wilts on the shelf

Celebrated translator Professor John Minford has his hands full.

The sinologist, known for his translations of Chinese classics such as The Story of the Stone and The Deer and the Cauldron, is working on two other masterpieces for Penguin Classics: the I Ching (Book of Changes) and Laozi's Daodejing.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Continuous learning the key to career success

Mandy Kong Shuk-man (left), assistant business development manager, marketing services, at MSIG, has always been a keen learner. From being an exchange student at university, to working at the head office in Japan, she pitches the importance of continuous learning to succeed. She talks to Wong Yat-hei

What's your academic background?

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Professor to fund student's appeal over jail sentence

The vice-chancellor of Chinese University has pledged help to pay for the legal appeal of a student sentenced to jail for disrupting a public consultation forum in September.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Musings: Reading Hong Kong, China, and the World

Musings: Reading Hong Kong, China, and the World by Leo Lee Ou-fan East Slope Publishing

This interesting book comprises book reviews and opinion pieces on local culture that author Leo Lee Ou-fan, professor emeritus of Chinese Literature at Harvard University and a prolific local cultural critic, contributed to the short-lived local cultural magazine Muse.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Art of the possible

Jeremy Wong Chiu-nam, 36, trained as an architect but his dream has always been to become a film director. So he saved up to take two years off to attend the Master of Fine Arts in Film Production programme at the Academy for Performing Arts.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am