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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 9, 2013

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Institute of Human Performance, University of Hong Kong   TV football dissent could kick off unrest I have just been informed by Now Broadband that if I want to watch English Premier League (EPL) ...

  2. English-language test results deserve meaningful analysis

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is unfortunate that the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) results are published as a kind of 'leagues table' every year ('HKIEd last, HKU tops in English proficiency', August 1). These results require analysis and contextualisation, otherwise the public is misled. Consider the following self-evident facts: Hong Kong secondary students ...

  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Seymour Pierce helped Carson Yeung Ka-sing's takeover of the English Premier League soccer club last year. This requires clarification. Seymour Pierce advised Yeung on a failed takeover bid ...

  4. A bad week for...

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the terminal and Depardieu was escorted off the flight. Tsui Lap-chee The vice chancellor of Hong Kong University seemed to be backtracking furiously after the high-profile visit of Vice-Premier Li Keqiang prompted protests. First he apologised to students for their treatment by police, amid calls for him to step down. Then he admitted the vice-premier had not suggested the university visit, ...

  5. City tops 'best young universities' league

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... has pushed education, the primary mission of a university, to the sidelines.' A spokesman for the university said yesterday: 'Various league tables use different evaluation criteria ...

  6. HKU celebration 'wasn't held just for vice-premier'

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The August 18 event was arranged to coincide with Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit, but it wasn't held solely because he was in town, vice chancellor Tsui Lap-chee said. The vice-premier ... that a top official could help us celebrate the centenary, but it would have been impractical for a vice-premier to visit the city solely for this event,' Tsui said. 'When we heard Li would ...

  7. English language course focuses on real-life tests

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Master of Arts in Applied English Linguistics The Open University of Hong Kong To meet the growing demand of professionals and individuals wishing to improve their English skills, the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) has launched the master of arts in applied English linguistics. Classes will begin in September 2012. The programme leader, Dr Emily Poon Wai-yee, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Confession sites all the rage on Hong Kong university campuses

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi, Ernest Kao

    ... on an English-only page called HKU Confessions are on cultural clashes between mainland, local and international students. One anonymous posting said: "I won't mention whether I'm local ... I ate it all....I'M SORRY. ...Actually no, I'm not sorry. You shouldn't be wasting food in the first place. I don't mind that you can't speak fluent English, but... Can ...

  9. HKU gets wider path to mainland

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and professors to study on the mainland. The plan- announced by presumptive premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang during a speech to commemorate the university's centennial- would allow as many as 1,000 ... teachers and students get a better understanding of the mainland and familiarise them with the situations of the country,' the vice-premier added. The programme, which Li said would start next ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books

    HKU's difficult early years recounted in new history

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... of Hong Kong's enviable ranking in international league tables, it has been a long and sometimes difficult journey for the city's oldest tertiary institution, which struggled to raise ... The predominantly English-speaking faculty, however, enjoyed a close rapport with the students who lived on campus with them. By 1941, the student population had grown to 600, creating pressure for more ...




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