Recorded by the National Ministry of Education and granted by Guangdong Provincial Government, Guangdong Lingnan Institute of Technology was established in May 2001 as a provincial comprehensive higher learning institution with a right to recruit full-time students both within and outside the province and to award academic certificates.
Encompassing a predominant campus surrounding, the college is located in the City of Science (eastern area of Guangzhou), neighboring to Guangzhou Tianhe Software Park (the software industrial base of southern China). To the south, the college is close to the Olympic Sports Center, the World Grand View Park, and the Space Flight Park of Guangzhou. Covering a total area of 464,000 square meters and a building area of 290,000 square meters for students and staff’s dormitories, Lingnan is equipped with a full range of facilities valuing more than 72,000,000 RMB for teaching activities. With 200 multimedia classrooms, it also provides 136 internship sites for students’ practical training on campus. Our library has collected about 1,100,000 copies of books and materials while the information construction of our school has reached national Level II standard.
It now has more than 15,000 full-time students derived from 12 departments including School of Business, School of Management, Lingnan-Hongkong Institute of Casting, School of Electronic & Information Engineering, School of Art & Media, School of Foreign Languages & Trade, School of Health & Pharmacy, Lingnan ZTE 3G School, Star Station Animation & Game Design School, School of Humanities & Social Science and School of International Education, offering 39 majors. It also sets up Adult Education School and Training School and cooperates with Jilin University and Tianjin University in distance learning and adult college education.
Adhering to the student-oriented principle, Lingnan adopts the training model of combining professional skills and liberal education to train high-quality professionals with expertise and skills.
Insisting on schooling concept of ‘combining learning with practice’, Lingnan widely cooperates with enterprises to run specific majors, in order to cultivate talents and help their employment. Lingnan has 2 departments and 27 customized education classes founded both by Lingnan and enterprises. There are more than 30 new high-tech enterprises stationed in Lingnan Scientific Park (Branch of National Software Base, Guangzhou Tianhe Software Park) and Lingnan Entrepreneur Park (Venture Center for College Students of Guangdong Province), which are established by Lingnan, offering students lots of opportunities for practice and employment.
With the guide of international vision and advanced vocational education concept, Lingnan launches a reformation of educating mode, and strengthens international exchange and cooperation so as to meet the need for international technologies and skilled talents appealed by scientific parks. Now we have built up relationship with colleges of the U.S.A, Australia, U.K., Korea, and Japan, to which we have sent over 100 students for oversea study.
Lingnan has been distinguished in schooling in recent years and has been awarded the “2010 Most Competitive Private Higher School in Guangdong ”, “2010 Top 10 Private Higher Schools in China”, “2011 Guangdong Advanced School in Vocational Education”, etc. These honors display Lingnan’s comprehensive schooling strength during the last 10 years of development.