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  1. University of Hong Kong names dean of education

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong The University of Hong Kong has finally named the dean of education after a search of more than a year. Shirley Grundy (below), currently head of education at Deakin University in Australia, will become the first female to lead the faculty of education. She will replace Mark Bray, who left in March last year to become director of Unesco's International Institute ...

  2. Education hub comes down to more beds, say educators

    Posted Jul 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung The government has been urged to give more resources to the tertiary sector if it wants to make Hong Kong a regional education hub. Richard Ho Yan-ki, City University's ... into a regional education hub. A steering committee headed by Chief Secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan will be set up to study policies and formulate measures to promote Hong Kong's education services ...

  3. Growth in online MBAs will cut cost of education

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... replace conversation. It can be asked if there is room for a cut in MBA course fees. Popular ones, like Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's full-time offer, costs HK$520,000, ... or in their office by going on-line. Fees might also be slashed due to the lesser labour input. Amid calls for austerity- certainly in Europe if not in Hong Kong- it makes sense for MBA providers to think ...

  4. Educated to the core

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung International student Maximilian Barth had a big surprise when he started his undergraduate studies at the University of Hong Kong last summer. Despite his choice of courses ... transgendered people and homosexuals in Hong Kong through the course Sexuality and Diversity. 'I loved it better than the other one I took, as we could meet with marginalised people, have real ...

  5. Universities alter courses to offer broader education

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... at the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, students now have to pick their major preferences before they enter university. Professor Chung Ling, associate ... academic disciplines as the old system, which consisted of seven years' secondary schooling. 'Broad-based admission is, therefore, consistent with the broad-based education that we wish ...

  6. Educators going back to school to meet fresh challenges

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... eight modules. Chinese University, the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Baptist University and Open University also offer MEd programmes. A wide range of other specialist master's ... for educational institutions has increased with the expansion of tertiary education in Hong Kong. 'Community colleges, for example, have sprung up in response to the government's policy ...

  7. HK role in educational aid to Africa would bring its own rewards

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Box 47, Hong Kong. Tel 2565 2222, fax 2811 1048, e-mail education@scmp.com ... But it had no difficulty in training 10,000 Africans in short-term courses in the previous triennium (2004/6), according to its own statistics. Should not the universities in Hong Kong, its ...

  8. City places greater demands on educators

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... MEd (master of education) programme director at the University of Hong Kong's (HKU) faculty of education, says new developments mean teachers have to be better equipped with the knowledge ... to ensure Hong Kong schools can better meet the needs of a globalised economy are imposing more demands on teachers. Not only are they expected to have excellent classroom skills but they now have ...

  9. Graduate education goes global

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Education Editor Hong Kong's development as a learning society is advancing rapidly. The government is supporting the process and many people are eager to gain additional ... to Tsang's other goal of turning Hong Kong into an education hub. This will rely both on attracting top students from around the world and retaining the best home-grown talent. Once it was the norm ...

  10. Further education must be open to all

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Luk

    ... contribute to Hong Kong's economic development, says Victor Lee Sze-kuen, chairman of the Federation for Continuing Education in Tertiary Institutions. He called on the government's ... and security management, a certificate course jointly organised with the Hong Kong Police College. Business and computer studies, and Chinese language education were also popular. New courses include ...




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