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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Debt mountain looms for university students

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:26am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Debt mountain looms for university students Cash-strapped students who seek government loans to get them through their tertiary studies may face debts of up ... cent. Students on publicly funded degrees racked up an average debt of HK$109,000 during their studies, the survey found. For those taking self-financed sub-degree or associate degree courses, ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - EDUCATION

    Book review: The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame, by David Blacker

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 03:47pm by James Ash

    ... financialisation, debt and inequality fell flat on its face in 2008, but refused to stay down. It continues on, zombie-like, as "an all-out assault on anything in the system that might still have ... but they will resemble minimum-security prisons- that is, if post-industrial civilisation survives at all. He foresees some combination of climate change, peak energy and debt-fuelled financial collapse leading ...

  3. Business - Economy - EDUCATION

    Radical way to teach economics 101

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 05:09am by BLOOM

    ... simpler co-operatives that used a system of credits and debits and the more complex ones that used scrip. That fits with what anthropologists and historians have found in the real world: debt was invented before money. Money became popular because it was a more efficient means of settling debts than grain or livestock. Yet many students are first taught as if money was invented ...

  4. News - China - EDUCATION

    From rural China to law school

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 03:56pm by Associated Press in Tiaohuashan village

    ... when he was admitted into the graduate law programme at Beijing Institute of Technology. Mu received full state funding, and his family has begun to repay debts. Mu helped by sending home 2,500 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Li Ka-shing bets on Israeli science institute to build new technology school in Guangdong

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... market, struggles with the euro-zone debt crisis. Additional reporting by Bloomberg ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Discovery College parents complain to Ombudsman over fee increases

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... necessary to cut the college's debts. "We will keep on looking for ways to reduce the financial burden on parents," she said.   ...

  7. News - China - EDUCATION

    Non-elite universities are in a bind over red tape, educator warns

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of the Asian financial crisis, mainland colleges were pushed into reckless expansion in the late 1990s. That saw locally run colleges amass debts exceeding 340 billion yuan (HK$421 billion) at their peak. Locally run colleges had been hit hard by the accumulation of debt over the years amid a gaping economic divide between affluent coastal regions in the east and backwater provinces ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Rich grab more university places, study finds

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Dennis Chong

    ... financially or by other means, to prevent them from "going into debt" after graduating from sub-degree programmes, which were often privately run. Chou called for more initiatives targeting ...

  9. News - China - EDUCATION

    Wuchuan schools ask parents to buy desks and chairs for children

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:44pm by Ernest Kao

    ... problems and “more than 600,000 yuan of external debt”, it simply could not afford anything more than its day-to-day expenses under the compulsory nine-year education system. The schools say ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'We were under financial pressure,' disgraced former dean says

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Community College had for many years taken in only a few hundred students, until the current academic year. Among its financial problems, the college faced a challenging debt repayment schedule ...



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