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  1. Frustration voiced over poor state of higher education

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Chaotic debates among political advisers and legislators over the state of mainland education underscored heightened public discontent over a system that has been dogged by a shortage of funds, reckless university expansion, an alarming decline in overall quality and inequity in access to quality education. A gathering yesterday afternoon of a group of members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673096/frustration-voiced-over-poor-state-higher-education
  2. Education reforms must set bar higher for tutors

    Posted Aug 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and learning practices will eventually become a thing of the past under Hong Kong's education reforms, with more emphasis placed on critical-thinking skills. But old habits die hard. Evidence ... in their anxiety to ensure that their children got good grades. It has become an education 'fashion' market, with celebrity tutors who are paid multiples of what the highest paid secondary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691015/education-reforms-must-set-bar-higher-tutors
  3. EU chiefs urge university investment

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... the temptation to cut public spending on higher education during the economic downturn. Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, said it would be a mistake to cut public and private ... by responding to changing labour-market needs and that investing more money in higher education and research would help Europe emerge from recession more rapidly. The association will use the decisions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674920/eu-chiefs-urge-university-investment
  4. Australia fears crisis will affect overseas students

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... number one international student market and is very important to Australian higher education,' Dr Withers said. 'However, we are diversifying into a number of other countries to ensure our market for international higher education is robust.' Despite the concerns, Hong Kong-based consultant Alan Olsen said data suggested international education may be resilient ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673974/australia-fears-crisis-will-affect-overseas-students
  5. Review off to late start

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron A major review of higher education in Hong has been launched by the University Grants Committee- two years after its scheduled start date. The review, which is due to be completed by July 1 next year, will assess progress made towards the objectives of the 2002 higher education review- known as the Sutherland report- having regard to the 'present higher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672444/review-late-start
  6. Australia in A$5.3b boost

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... capital, on our ability to educate our people and to innovate in business,' he said. 'The government is determined to give opportunities for talented Australians to participate in higher education.' Simon Marginson, a professor of higher education at the University of Melbourne, said domestic student numbers had been growing slowly since the mid-1990s. 'This allows institutions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680266/australia-a53b-boost
  7. Mailbag

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suggested, of which the prominent suggestion is the voluntary drug testing of students in schools. Right now the Education Bureau does not have a comprehensive policy as to how students who have been ... as the school social worker, are stipulated when students are discovered taking drugs. Meetings can then be held to discuss the issue and it should be reported to the Education Bureau. In this way, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684879/mailbag
  8. IB 'scuppering' entry to top UK universities

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... An ESF spokesman said 59 per cent of the 150 students who took the IB last year at Sha Tin College achieved a score of 30 or higher- roughly equal to 3 A-levels at grade A under the new ... child into university. That is simply untrue because the points are so much higher and so much more difficult to get.' But ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay said the revised guidelines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671509/ib-scuppering-entry-top-uk-universities
  9. Higher thinking

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Our universities should not just copy overseas counterparts, but develop a divergent local model, writes Anthony Cheung Higher education worldwide is undergoing a process ... the transformation of facilities into international higher-education institutions competing for international branding and ranking. Much of the official discourse on internationalisation focuses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670135/higher-thinking
  10. Country 'is ideal place for higher learning'

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... Neil Runcieman More Hong Kong and Asian students are turning towards Australia for university education because the country's proximity to Asia offers various advantages. Philip ... with the backing of federal government resources and launched in 1977, the programme is Australia's longest-established MBA. The value placed by educational institutions upon Australia's close ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695604/country-ideal-place-higher-learning

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