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  1. Mobile air monitors record higher pollution

    Posted Nov 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... average roadside pollution levels in Causeway Bay and Central two to three times higher than those recorded by the department's network at the same time. For instance, the average nitrogen ... when one is moving on the road. This means more pollution sources could be encountered along the way and pollution readings could be higher.' The study found major corridors like Nathan ...

  2. New research points to higher than previously thought emissions

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's per capita carbon footprint could be as high as 29 tonnes, according to a study. It is one of the highest in the world because of its high level of consumption and massive imports. The figure was obtained from an analysis of 73 economies& ...

  3. Education is the key to reducing levels of roadside air pollution

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This campaign will face difficulties unless there is an adequate education drive that targets motorists. The majority of drivers probably still think that electing not to drive one day month ... into account all the potentials involved in such a scheme, could help reduce roadside air pollution. If an education campaign makes motorists fully aware of what a car can do to the environment, ...

  4. Lofty goals fuel demand for teachers

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by John Brennan

    ... for second best when it comes to education. Those in search of a top-notch education for their children, and who are willing to pay the sometimes considerable fees, will find a wide range ... than in Britain.' Dempsey agrees. 'From my experience, and from what I hear, Hong Kong salary packages for teachers are much higher than most other regions in the world- excluding ...

  5. Class Notes

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

    ... of Education's vice-president in research and development Cheng Yin-cheong as saying that overall investment in higher education had decreased in Hong Kong since 2007. In fact, Professor Cheng said the overall investment in higher education had declined in Hong Kong until 2007 when the government started to boost the education hub concept. ...

  6. letters

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... medicine department at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), says the higher the pollutant concentrations, the lower the visibility. Every kilometre of reduced visibility increases our mortality ...

  7. Pioneer scientist is off the planet but down to earth

    Posted Nov 13th 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... for Hong Kong, though; the concentration of resources in research-oriented institutions. Noting the tremendous progress Hong Kong had already made in higher education, he said: 'Modern ... for the US after one semester in pursuit of a more stimulating science environment. Back in the territory for the first time in 38 years, he showed a sense of indebtedness to local education. He had ...

  8. Educate public on sea rubbish

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But instead of blaming them or Hongkongers, we need to educate tourists and all visitors to the beaches by, for example, putting up posters and stepping up patrols by officers. The government to some ... Chai Wide basis for school aid The logic of Paul Mounsey's argument in his letter is inescapable ('Keep education allowance for civil service families', July 21). All Hong Kong ...

  9. Lift spending on education and let parents lead

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The letter headlined 'Let schools take a greater role in deciding courses' (February 15) stressed a truth which our educational reformers too often forget: that parents are the primary educators of their children and that public education's major function is to assist them. The role of the government is not to undercut or usurp the parents' role, as is done ...

  10. Directory of courses- Local tertiary institutions

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The academy, established by the government in 1984, is one of the leading institutes of higher arts education in Asia. It provides professional education, training and research facilities in performing ... in 1971 to expand post-secondary learning opportunities at a time when higher education places in Hong Kong were limited. This year, the university launched its first postgraduate programme, ...




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