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  1. Thinking of going abroad? The four main countries for furthering your study- The United States

    Posted Nov 18th 2006, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Ensure your programme's reputation, advises Caryn Yap Many students and employers highly prize an education from the United States, a fact that was emphasised in a South China Morning ... to search for US graduate schools by subject or school exchanges.state.gov/education/educationusa A US government website that provides information for international students about studying ...

  2. Educational engineering fails to close skills gap

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... China standing on a beach, pushing a skinny Uncle Sam around in the sand. 'Is the US a 97-pound weakling?' the Forbes magazine cover story asked. Inside, it argued that it was, stating ... that China's army of engineers is not about to help it elbow its way past the US- at least not just yet. This was made clear last week at a conference on engineering education at the East China ...

  3. Educators warned to be aware of new role

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... with other professional groups,' said Professor Whitty, who also shared his ideas with Secretary of State for Education Arthur Li Kwok-cheung during his visit. Professor Whitty called ... of the changing role of schools, according to a leading educator. Cheng Kai-ming, chairman of Advisory Committee on Teacher Education and Qualifications, told an audience of educators that schools could ...

  4. Lobbyist tells Bush to hop to it, or lose global dominance

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... The US is waking up to the threat posed by China's and India's focus on science and technology, writes Peter Kammerer Take one of America's brightest educators, give him space to make an analogy about the state of his country's global competitiveness, and he'll invariably talk about frogs. But don't switch off at the mention of hopping amphibians. ...

  5. US slides in tertiary education rankings

    Posted Sep 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... New York Times The United States, long the world leader in higher education, has fallen behind other nations in its college enrollment and completion rates, as the affordability of its colleges and universities has declined, according to a new report. The study, from the National Centre for Public Policy and Higher Education, found that although the United States still leads ...

  6. New breed of managers needed for China

    Posted May 13th 2006, 12:00am by Rosheen Rodwell

    ... An American Chamber of Commerce survey last year of United States businesses in Shanghai found that the attraction and retention of middle management and senior executive talent was the number-one ... the arrival of multinationals, and the modernisation of Chinese state-owned enterprises. Employers are all chasing the same type of recruit: well educated, English-speaking, and with international ...

  7. America's Secret War- Inside the Worldwide Struggle Between the United States and Its Enemies

    Posted Nov 05th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb America's Secret War- Inside the Worldwide Struggle Between the United States and Its Enemies by George Friedman Abacus, HK$135 Here's some frightening news. According to George Friedman's America's Secret War, George W. Bush knows exactly what he's doing in the war against terrorism and the occupation of Iraq. Friedman, who runs a private ...

  8. PLA generals to visit United States

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Two senior People's Liberation Army generals will soon visit the United States, according to US Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Peter Rodman. Mr Rodman told a seminar at the University of Chicago at the weekend that Central Military Commission vice-chairman General Guo Boxiong and General Jing Zhiyuan, commander of the Second ...

  9. Guangxi State Farm plans $1.6b sugar unit spin-off

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster and Neil Gough Guangxi State Farm Group plans to raise at least $1.6 billion by spinning off its sugar unit in an initial public offering in Hong Kong later this year, ... on restructuring plans, Guangxi State Farms Bureau and Guangxi State Farms Group assistant general manager Jiang Qihua said yesterday. 'We still don't have a detailed schedule for our plans ...

  10. Educators rewarded

    Posted Oct 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is recognised for her critical and analytical research in education and her efforts in redesigning schools in the United States. Both Reverend Newbery and Dr Darling-Hammond will receive their honorary ... Jessie Hui The executive director of Youth Outreach, Reverend Father Peter Newbery, will receive an honorary doctorate from the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) for his ...




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