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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Asian universities are set to improve in world rankings, says expert

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Liz Heron

    ... per cent, and Taiwan reached 84 per cent over the period. Hong Kong and Japan rose to 60 per cent and Macau to 64 per cent. In 2011, US$448 billion was spent on research and development by East Asian nations, compared to US$453 billion by Canada and the US, and US$320 billion by European countries, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). "In ...

  2. More funds urged for research, development

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Hong Kong needs to dramatically increase public spending on research and development to keep up with its competitors in the race to become a knowledge economy, a World Bank expert says. An efficient national innovation system- based on university research- was one of four strategic components in the development of knowledge economies identified by a World Bank ...

  3. Schools told to develop gifted-student policies

    Posted Aug 09th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Schools that allow grade-skipping for gifted students are being urged to develop comprehensive policies to support them, in a new manual being drawn up by the Education Bureau. ... put together by the Curriculum Development Council's committee on gifted education, urges schools that accelerate gifted students to form an 'acceleration assessment team' ...

  4. G8 pledges U$1b more in education funds for developing countries

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Leaders of the Group of Eight have agreed to step up aid payments for basic education in developing countries by US$1billion this year at their annual summit in Toyako, Japan. Heads of the eight major industrialised nations pledged on Tuesday to continue their efforts to meet the cash shortfalls of developing countries trying to achieve universal primary education ...

  5. Japanese reforms win OECD praise

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... of 24 commissioned by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on the higher education systems of its affluent member countries, examined the effects of reforms carried out ...

  6. Pre-school system faces $550m overhaul

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Proposals will bring the kindergarten and childcare sectors under one umbrella Whole-day nurseries will be forced to cut hours or increase fees under plans to merge the kindergarten and childcare sectors, educators have warned. The government is ...

  7. News - China - EDUCATION

    Nine Chinese universities sign academic freedom pact

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... their realisation and promote their "foundational nature" in the development of higher education policy. The convener of the C9 group, Professor Jianguo Hou, who is also president ...

  8. Stereotyping still strong

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Gender stereotypes are still affecting the performance of boys and girls in maths and reading, an OECD study has found. Boys do better in maths by age 15 in all but eight countries taking part in the organisation's Programme for Internation ...

  9. Universities break panel benchmark to win HK$378m in research funding plan

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Universities have won HK$378 million in the fifth round of a funding programme aimed at developing world-class research, with a record five projects reaching its challenging ... and the Institute of Molecular Functional Materials, which aims to develop new materials, each took HK$92 million. An Institute of Network Coding, which will develop new methods for internet data transfer, ...

  10. Review off to late start

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... education landscape'. It is also charged with identifying new issues facing the sector and discerning world trends with a view to recommending strategies for future development of the sector. ... and its development on the mainland. UGC chairwoman Laura Cha Shih May-lung said: 'Our aim is to come up with, in the first half of 2010, a forward-looking document that can assist ...




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