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  1. Incoming Chinese University head admits to arduous task

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Laurence Lau, recognising a funding crunch, says layoffs will be studied The council of the Chinese University yesterday appointed Stanford University economist Lawrence Lau as vice-chancellor. He will begin his six-year term in July. The incumbent, Ambro ...

  2. HKU fights to hold spot at the top

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong Tsui Lap-chee has challenged the accuracy of recent league tables for local universities and reiterated HKU's number one status in a letter to staff, students and alumni this week. This was in response t ...

  3. Universities take hard line over local intake

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Universities will defy the government's decision to increase the quota of foreign undergraduate and taught postgraduate students if it is at the expense of local places. The current cap is expected to be raised from 4 per cent to 8 per cent, meaning ...

  4. U21 nets just one local student

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Educators and business community cast doubt on usefulness of online MBA said to suit 'shy Asian learners' Just one Hong Kong student has signed up to take the MBA course launched in June by the online education arm of the prestigious internation ...

  5. HKU seeks flexibility over student quota

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... The University of Hong Kong has asked the government to be flexible in raising the quota for admission of students from outside the city. Vice-chancellor Tsui Lap-chee said there had been discussions with the administration over the possibility of raising ...

  6. Anthropology and history to merge at CUHK

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Chinese University of Hong Kong's departments of history and anthropology are seeking to merge to maximise their use of resources. But members of both departments maintain the move, which could be the first departmental merger at the university, was ...

  7. Think twice before taking an associate degree, says educator

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Students wanting to get into a local university have been advised to have 'second thoughts' about signing up for an associate degree programme. Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Career Masters and Guidance Masters Peter Chiu Wing-tak said ...

  8. Hong Kong's translation skills useful on mainland, say academics

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Seven local universities offer studies in the field, with about 200 graduates a year Hong Kong is in a position to export its expertise in translation services to the mainland, academics have said. Liu Ching-chih, president of the Hong Kong Translation So ...

  9. Nursing, vocations top students' Jupas choices

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Vocational courses top the list of university programmes popular with Form Seven students who recently obtained their A-level examination results. Accounting, social work, nursing and business administration are among the students' most-preferred cho ...

  10. Rebel on a course to expand our horizons

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... IF RONALD TENG Wen-ching's years in the United States gave him a taste for a completely different kind of education, they also turned him into a critic of the Hong Kong system. So much so, that three years ago he decided to try to help local students ...




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