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  1. Academics urge action to lift city's status as higher education hub

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... study has found that despite rising demand in Asia for overseas study, the city's higher education is not well known in the region. 'If Hong Kong is positioning itself to become ... the study included interviews with representatives of 34 higher education institutions, policy bodies, consulates and seven groups of non-local students. The team also prepared three case studies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660639/academics-urge-action-lift-citys-status-higher-education-hub
  2. HK 16th best for higher education

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Hong Kong's higher education system has been ranked 16th best in the world and fourth in Asia in a new global league table. The ranking, prepared by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, compares the quality of higher education in 40 countries and regions using data from the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings 2008, which were published this month. The US took first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657582/hk-16th-best-higher-education
  3. Settling in Australia a priority for students

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... their employability skills lower than their domestic counterparts. It found international students are more career-focused, with a higher proportion agreeing that a successful career is the most important ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644135/settling-australia-priority-students
  4. Postgraduate degrees for the busy executive

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... educational experience.' Classes, which are all held in Hong Kong, are designed to be highly interactive and professional, with experiential learning and case-based learning used extensively. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644033/postgraduate-degrees-busy-executive
  5. Discover UK study opportunities

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Young Post intern Yoon Hur Form Five and Form Seven graduates interested in studying in the UK should head to the British Council's annual Education UK summer exhibition. Representatives from more than 80 education institutions- schools and universities- will provide consultation, application assistance and answers to inquiries. Seminars, in both English and Cantonese, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649306/discover-uk-study-opportunities
  6. Bogus credentials must not be tolerated

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as is appropriate. This has to be especially the case in educational institutions, where higher degrees and published work are crucial for career advancement. As important, though, is making an example ... Society is obsessed with credentials. The assumption is that the more certificates and degrees that can be obtained, the greater the opportunities for promotion and making a higher salary. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648793/bogus-credentials-must-not-be-tolerated
  7. Red faces down at the diploma mill

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... educator- once listed on his own website as a St Regis professor- was offering unregistered higher-degree courses in Hong Kong. The Kowloon-based Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISCM), chaired ... educator denied having a fake professorship despite records from his own website suggesting otherwise. It is becoming increasingly hard for fake diplomas to bypass checks at local universities, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650131/red-faces-down-diploma-mill
  8. Warning on overseas 'cash cows'

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... Geoffrey Maslen Australian academics fear that inadequate spending on higher education by the new Labor government could threaten the nation's A$11 billion (HK$75.86 billion) export ... international standing we have left,' he said. Foreign students now make up almost one in four Australian higher education enrolments and their fees contribute more than A$2 billion to university ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622670/warning-overseas-cash-cows
  9. Debate over 'cash cows' simmers Down Under

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... of Australian universities. The alarm was understandable. After all, nearly 400,000 foreigners are enrolled in Australian education programmes on and offshore- up from a mere 5000 in 1986- ... cent of mainland students and 17 per cent of those from India and Singapore. Then Education Minister Julie Bishop accused Professor Birrell of making an 'extraordinary attack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651579/debate-over-cash-cows-simmers-down-under
  10. Carefree writers higher in quality

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... Geoffrey Maslen Children in their first year at primary school who do not worry about how they write characters produce work of a much higher quality than those who pay care and attention ... Christensen, a cognitive psychologist and senior lecturer in education at University of Queensland, said. She used sport an example to highlight the difference. Just as Rafael Nadal did not have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644977/carefree-writers-higher-quality

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