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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Education board gets new chief

    Posted Apr 13th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Former University Grants Committee head Alice Lam Lee Kiu-yue has been appointed Education Commission chairwoman amid fears the key advisory body is being marginalised. Dr Lam is to take over from Rosanna Wong Yick-ming, on May 1. Dr Wong has headed the commission- which advises the Education and Manpower Bureau on reforms- for six years, during which time sweeping reforms ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. English needs higher priority, says Suen

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be the way of the future when it came to higher education. 'We know some groups are interested in setting up private universities, while some [public] universities have the qualities ... Joshua But Chinese-medium schools should give students more opportunities to speak English, the education chief said yesterday. Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung said while ...

  6. Expensive education

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by George Jones

    ... George Jones Renaissance College Britain is renowned for its higher education institutions. Its universities attract applicants from around the globe. Yet such interest may wane after ... on certain fields of study and research. Students from overseas would have even greater financial burdens to bear. Because of that, international interest in British higher education institution may ...

  7. Business lobby backs new tax and higher fees in budget

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... and businesses who can afford to pay, should be removed progressively,' Mr Wong said, adding areas of concern included education and health. The group has suggested a goods and services tax ...

  8. Australian universities suffer funding crunch

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... Geoffrey Maslen Australian and foreign students are paying more to go to university than ever before, while the federal government's spending on higher education is now at its lowest ... more than the government, which assumed full responsibility for higher education in 1972. Higher education is one of the election battle grounds between the government of Prime Minister John ...

  9. It looks good but it's worthless

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

    ... 'Diploma mills... devalue education by making it difficult to distinguish between a legitimate and fraudulent degree,' James McDevitt, the US attorney for the Eastern District of Washington ...

  10. Critics fear education will be a commodity

    Posted Jul 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Legislators, academics and student leaders yesterday expressed fears the government was about to turn higher education into a commodity by opening it up to competition from ... of the Hong Kong Federation of Higher Education Staff Associations, at a special meeting of the Legislative Council's education panel. However, officials said the concerns were unfounded ...




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