Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme 群芳文化研究及發展部
As a research apparatus closely associated with the Department of Cultural Studies, the mission of KFCRD is to develop international cultural research networks based at Lingnan University and to link these to training and development projects involving cultural industry and community groups, policy-makers, managers, teachers and students in Hong Kong.

The liberal arts mission of "preparation for life" today means educating students for creativity and innovation in their professional as well as personal lives, and therefore staying in touch with community and industry needs. Using a collaboration-based model of "applied Humanities research", KFCRD mobilises international research expertise to address cultural development issues vital to Hong Kong, and to identify effective ways of investing locally in cultural and heritage education to meet the needs of the wider Hong Kong community in the 21st century. The goals of KFCRD are:

● to generate new knowledge of the international and local dimensions of cultural life around the East Asian region from the unique position of the HKSAR
● to undertake collaborative cultural research projects of regional and global importance and foster new partnerships
● to bring creative cultural research to bear on the needs of business, cultural policy-makers, teachers and community groups in Hong Kong
● to develop new approaches to undergraduate and community education as well as postgraduate research training

The development and research activities of KFCRD are around:
● Creativity and Media Culture
● Cultural Education and Policy
● Intangible Cultural Heritage
● Cultural and Sustainable Livelihood


Browse the Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme 群芳文化研究及發展部 Collections:

KFCRD Documentary 紀錄片系列

Lingnan Gardeners 嶺南彩園

South South Forum 南南論壇