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Graduate Attributes

Graduate Attributes

With our multi-dimensional approach to learning, Lingnan graduates will have breadth and depth of vision and knowledge.

Liberal arts education at Lingnan University aims to instil a sense of civic duty in our students and to cultivate skills, competences and sensibilities that enable graduates to pursue their goals in a rapidly changing social, cultural and economic environment. Lingnan graduates will have breadth and depth of vision, the desire and capacity for public service, an awareness of the complexities that characterise enduring human dilemmas, and, accordingly, maturity of judgement. Excellent as leaders and employees, Lingnan graduates will be the beneficiaries of a multi-dimensional approach to learning.  

Graduate Attributes

For undergraduate programmes, the ideal Lingnan graduate will possess the following attributes in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes: 


  • strong oral and written language competence in both English and Chinese (Putonghua as well as Cantonese)
  • a secure grounding in his or her chosen academic field(s) and an awareness of possible cross-disciplinary applications
  • proficiency in information technology      


  • excellent interpersonal communication ability     
  • strong analytic competence and a capacity for independent critical thinking
  • creative and sound problem-solving and planning capabilities     


  • commitment to involvement in and service to the community
  • an international outlook and an ability to understand problems from various cultural perspectives
  • tolerance, integrity, civility and a sense of personal responsibility when interacting with others
  • a desire for life-long learning