Lingnan University this week launched celebrations for its 40th anniversary with the opening of a new student activities centre and a friendly soccer match against Tuen Mun police. LingnanU started life as Lingnan College in 1967, founded by former members of Lingnan University in Guangzhou. It gained university status in 1999, making it the youngest publicly funded university in Hong Kong. The 40th anniversary celebrations will run until March. The Guangzhou LingnanU - now part of Sun Yat-sen University - is due to celebrate its 120th anniversary next year. In the football match, a mixed team of staff, students and alumni drew with the police, 3-3.