Guangdong Lingnan Institute of Technology (LIT), established in May 2001, was approved by the Guangdong Provincial People's Government, and authorized by the Ministry of Education, as a private, full-time and comprehensive institution of higher education for enrolling students within and outside Guangdong Province and issuing educational qualifications.
Located in the Guangzhou Science Park, the eastern part of Tianhe District, with the western side bordering on the Guangzhou Tianhe Software Park of National Software Industry Base, and the southern side bordering on the Olympic Sports Center, LIT possesses a strategic location with beautiful environments. LIT Campus covers an area of 696 acres, divided into three sub-campuses. LIT has a building area of 260,000 square meters, with teaching equipments worth 60 million yuan RMB, 120 multi-media classrooms, and 133 training sites. The LIT Library has more than 1 million copies of publications, qualified for the National Level 2 Standards of Informationization. LIT offers complete sport facilities, including an indoor stadium with national standards, 400-meter track field, and other physical training sites. LIT has 779 administrative and academic staff members (full and part time), working as a high quality and well-structured team.
LIT has established the following faculties: School of Business, School of Management, School of Electronic and Information Engineering, School of Modern Manufacturing, School of Arts and Media, School of Foreign Languages and Trade, School of Pharmacy and Health, School of Liberal Arts, School of Digital Education, and School of Further Education and Training, totaling 10 schools and 1 political study and teaching center, and offering 38 professional specialties and 66 academic majors. LIT has currently enrolled more than 13,000 full-time students, and nearly 15,000 students have graduated from LIT over the past 7 years.
LIT adheres to the people-oriented principle, implements the training model of combining professional skills, liberal education and foreign language application, and trains high-quality professionals with varied learning and expertise.
LIT adheres to the mission of combining production and teaching, creates the characteristic of "Campus in the Park, and Park in the Campus", and integrates campus teaching with enterprise practice. LIT has established Lingnan Science Park (as part of Guangzhou Tianhe Software Park) and Lingnan Entrepreneurship Park (as part of Guangdong Provincial Entrepreneurship Training Base for University Graduates), currently housing more than 30 high-tech enterprises, and providing a professional environment for student internships and training practice. LIT has partnered with nearly 100 enterprises from Guangzhou Science Park and Guangzhou Economic Development Zone for cooperation in teaching and training, and established links with more than 1,000 employers in the Pearl River Delta region for student internships and employment opportunities.
From international and advanced vocational education perspectives, LIT aims to meet the demand for international and skilled personnel, reform training models, and strengthen international exchange and cooperation. To train students for entering international and domestic job markets, and enhancing international and domestic communication skills and knowledge, LIT has established international partnerships with educational institutions in the United States, Japan, Korea, the UK, Germany, India, Singapore, and Australia, and formed friendship relations with 7 institutions in Taiwan. Over the last two years, dozens of teachers and students have participated in international exchange programs, paving the way for further development in internationization.
LIT has made significant achievements in recent years. In 2006, we successfully passed the assessment of vocational training level by the Ministry of Education; in 2008, successfully held the Forum on the 30th Anniversary of China's Open-Door Policy, Reform and Private Vocational Education. In 2009, we successfully co-hosted the First Annual Conference of Vocational Education in National Development Zones. LIT has been named as one of "Top 10 Private Institutions of Higher Education in Guangdong Province for Student Employment Competitiveness", one of "Top 3 Guangdong Private Institutions of Vocational Education for Competitiveness Ranking", the title of "National Advanced Institution for Student Employment", and one of "2009 National Best-Known Private Universities". The employment rates for LIT graduates in 2007, 2008, and 2009 were 99.66%, 99.36%, and 99.43%, the highest in Guangdong Province.
LIT has also established the School of Continuing Education and Training, and Luogang Community School in cooperation with Jilin University and Tianjin University, to offer distance and adult education programs.
In support of financially disadvantaged students, LIT provides assistance for them in applying for government study loans so as to ensure that the students can successfully complete their education. Since 2003, we have operated the "Lingnan Education Funds" and offered a million yuan RMB every year to help financially disadvantaged students who are high academic achievers, and determined to serve education for remote and mountain regions.
Adhering to the motto of "Virtue, Diligent, Able, Self-Reliance", LIT will focus on student capabilities, continue close cooperation with enterprises, and create a first-class institution for vocational education.