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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Oxford don says education reforms 'won't hurt' Hongkongers' chances

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Pro-vice-chancellor at leading university says 3-3-4 system won't dim enrolment prospects Secondary reforms not a bar to Oxford Secondary-education ... Professor William James. Hong Kong departed from the British four-year senior-secondary curriculum in 2009. Pupils now go through three years of senior-secondary education, and those qualified to go ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Education can tackle nursing suicides

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Life lessons can help exhausted nurses cope with high stress The purpose of education is to acquire knowledge and skills, and most importantly, to develop a noble character with intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence, a positive attitude towards life, and a harmonious relationship with the environment. Such a life education is particularly important for nursing. Recent ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Probe launched into Education Bureau's refusal to divulge teachers' details

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:48am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Ombudsman looks into Education Bureau's refusal to divulge information Probe as teachers' details kept confidential The Ombudsman has launched an investigation into the Education Bureau's refusal to disclose the names and personal details of registered teachers. The probe follows complaints by a parents' group, which was not identified. ...

  4. Business

    Joint research initiatives with private sector support university fund raising

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 12:21pm

    ... as just one of the “contextual” changes made necessary by the range of challenges facing higher education. Another is the need to serve a public mission, while also building partnerships ... grant from BP to focus some work at the university biosciences institute on developments to make bio-fuels more efficient and effective. “It was the largest corporate grant in higher education ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - SURVEYS

    More mainland homebuyers are upgraders, will accept higher prices, poll shows

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:32am by Langi Chiang

    ... in Beijing and Shanghai, 565 Century 21 clients were interviewed, up from 350 in the first quarter. The latest survey showed that a higher proportion of the potential homebuyers were upgraders who owned a home and wanted to trade it for a larger one. They could also accept a higher price. Home transactions in the secondary market dropped sharply in the first half, while supply increased, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education news

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:39am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Subsidy set for mainland path Hong Kong students who have been admitted to the first year of undergraduate programmes at mainland higher education institutions under a government scheme may submit applications for subsidies until August 29. In his policy address, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced the scheme to provide an alternative ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Universities see an edge in openness as they seek international advantage

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by Oliver Chou

    ... opinions". Tong was one of the ten principals of top local tertiary institutions speaking at a forum yesterday about how Hong Kong's higher education could "maintain its international advantage". Most speakers did not mention the student-led pro-democracy protests in their speech, but their influence was evident. "Finally we can talk about education among us after many rounds ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY: Sister Bernardine Remedios 1930-2014

    Missionary who devoted years to education

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Missionary who devoted years to education A retired missionary who devoted more than 40 years to spreading the Catholic faith in Taiwan, the United States and her hometown of Hong Kong has died at the age of 84. Sister Bernardine Remedios died on October 17 in California at the retirement home of the Maryknoll Sisters, the religious order which educated her as a child and with which she ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Global approach to education is key for tomorrow's workforce

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 05:38pm by Luisa Tam

    ... the engine of globalisation. This is where an international education must play a role in preparing our future workforce to be progressive, adaptable and resourceful. Education is the key to ensuring a bright and prosperous future for the world. Norm Dean, recently appointed deputy director of the Yew Chung Education Foundation and Yew Chung International School (YCIS), has a specific vision ...




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