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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong universities decline across the board in global ranking list

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Shift from three to four-year degree programme cited as scores for seven Hong Kong universities dipped across the board Local universities fall in global ranking list Seven local universities fell in the latest edition of a world university ranking table, as the University of Hong Kong once again lost out to a Singaporean institution for the top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594142/hong-kong-universities-decline-across-board-global-ranking-list
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong's exams body calls time on students cheating with watches

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... Michael de Waal-Montgomery michael.dwm@scmp.com Alert raised on electronic 'smartwatches' that let students store notes and surf the web discreetly Exams body calls time ... articles without citations from the internet. A spokesman for the authority said: "Candidates are advised to bring their own watch to time the exam as not all the exam rooms will have a clock. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552142/hong-kongs-exams-body-calls-time-students-cheating-watches
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - EDUCATION

    What’s so special about ‘Yale kids’?

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:38am by George Chen

    ... organisations is The Politic, a Yale undegraduate political science magazine established in the 1940s. Fareed Zakaria, now a leading CNN anchor and reporter on global affairs, was once one ... invaluable hands-on experience in global affairs – even though he is so far an undergraduate with one more semester to finish before he can get his first degree – I don’t think he will have much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1595271/whats-so-special-about-yale-kids
  4. News - China - EDUCATION

    Undercover investigation: Become a native English teacher in China, no questions asked

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:20am by Staff Reporters

    ... environment. That's why foreigners keep coming to apply for these jobs." Salaries for foreign teachers are competitive, with most full-time positions at secondary schools paying between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594188/become-native-english-teacher-china-no-questions-asked
  5. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    'You bunch of bums!' Harbin teacher berates students for failing to buy Teachers' Day gift

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:52pm by James Griffiths

    ... and observe virtuous ethics like Confucius did over 2,000 years ago," Wang Huamin from the China Preschool Education Association in Beijing said at the time. "It's time that we should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1593121/you-bunch-bums-harbin-teacher-berates-students-failing-buy-her
  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    Tougher mainland scrutiny of foreign teachers after child sex scandal fears

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 01:32pm by Laura Zhou in Beijing laura.zhou@scmp.com

    ... foreign affairs office and municipality’s education department – comes at a time when there is rising demand for foreign language teachers in Beijing. Native-speaking expatriates working ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593018/tougher-mainland-scrutiny-foreign-teachers-after-child-sex-scandal-fears
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    City University rises in global rankings despite funding setback

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com College up one place to No 17 in rankings of universities under 50; Korean institute top CityU rises up global list despite funds issue City University has edged up one spot to 17th on the annual global list of young universities- but it might have done better had it been allowed public funding to launch a vet school. The "slightly more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501126/city-university-rises-global-rankings-despite-funding-setback
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Harvard University receives largest ever donation from Hong Kong foundation

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:02pm by Linda Yeung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Harvard's school of public health to tackle intractable health problems and to translate rigorous research into action and policy worldwide." The donation will go towards fighting four global ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587769/harvards-health-school-get-record-us350m-gift-hong-kong-philanthropists
  9. News - China - EDUCATION

    Chinese students raise a stink after university orders them to take on janitor duties

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:38pm by Kathy Gao

    ... since closed the comment function on all its posts on Weibo. Another university student told the Beijing Times that many students ended up being tardy because they had to clean the rooms, ... learn a lot from manual labour. Nanchang University’s website says it has 72,466 undergraduate students and 12,738 postgraduates. A teacher told the Beijing Times that the students would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1588692/chinese-students-raise-stink-after-university-orders-them-take-janitor
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Schools fear new classes won't last

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... the school had started to prepare for cuts by hiring staff who would retire at about the time classes had to go. Chan Siu-hung, chairman of North District Headmasters Association, said mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584749/schools-fear-new-classes-wont-last

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