Lingnan University has 'considerable scope for further development' in its teaching and learning quality, according to a UGC review. While the report released this week noted that there were many positive factors that worked well at the university, it called for a more critical and outward-looking perspective in making strategic plans. A greater use of external benchmarking was recommended. Also recommended was a review of the overall design of the curriculum, including examining to what extent its stated liberal arts philosophy pervaded the institution and offering science training, to facilitate whole-person education. Lingnan President Edward Chen Kwan-yiu cited lack of resources as a constraint for the institution. The panel's report on the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, also released this week, commended its Centre for Enhanced Learning and Teaching and the use of a personal response system, a wireless student interactive facility used in more than 100 courses, allowing lecturers to collect instant students' feedback. But it called for moves to make continuous improvement of teaching and learning as much a part of the institutional culture as research activity. It also said the high tuition fees for its postgraduate business and engineering programmes could deter some excellent students from applying.