HKU snaps up the best
The University of Hong Kong has snapped up the brightest secondary students through early admissions. It offered places to 14 Form Six students who scored 10 As in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination last year. The Chinese University of Hong Kong followed closely with six students with 10 As.
Baptist U in HK$1b expansion
Hong Kong Baptist University has unveiled a HK$1 billion expansion of its campus. President Ng Ching-fai said he was confident of securing funding. The project is expected to finish in 2012.
Lingnan gains HK$2m donation
Lingnan University this week received a HK$2 million donation from Timothy Lam, a director of a construction company. The funding will be used to set up a chair professorship in sociology.
Polyu turns 70
Hong Kong Polytechnic University this week launched a year of celebrations for its 70th birthday, including an exhibition on the university's development, mainland forums and presentations of the outstanding PolyU Alumni Award.
School-based testing delayed
School-based assessment for the new senior secondary curriculum in part will be delayed for up to four years. For science subjects, Chinese literature, English literature and geography, full implementation will be delayed until 2014. SBA has been pushed back to 2016 for maths, business and accounting.
Cityu grad wins Tokyo award
A recent City University graduate has won an award at the Tokyo Video Festival. Kim Chim Lok-man's project was one of 100 entries named as a selected work from the 3,400 submitted from 55 countries.