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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Harvard University receives largest ever donation from Hong Kong foundation

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:02pm by Linda Yeung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... billionaire in February. Hong Kong tycoons have long been supporters of health and education. The biggest donation locally was Li Ka-shing's 2005 gift to the University of Hong Kong of HK$1 ... in donations in recent years, helping them access the maximum grant of HK$600 million each under a government matching grant scheme.   Donations by Hong Kong tycoons to overseas universties 1995 Gordon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587769/harvards-health-school-get-record-us350m-gift-hong-kong-philanthropists
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Nursery offers sign-language lessons for deaf children, a Hong Kong first

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:08am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... was deaf. Watch: Baby sign language taught in Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children "He understands some of the signs now- I would do this sign for drinking milk, and he'd ... and mouth disease, he soon calmed down and began following the sign-language teacher. Without any government provision, the HKSPC Air Cargo Community Bay Creche- part of the Hong Kong Society ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1602682/nursery-offers-sign-language-lessons-deaf-children-hong-kong-first
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong universities decline across the board in global ranking list

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Shift from three to four-year degree programme cited as scores for seven Hong Kong universities dipped across the board Local universities fall in global ranking list Seven local universities fell in the latest edition of a world university ranking table, as the University of Hong Kong once again lost out to a Singaporean institution for the top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594142/hong-kong-universities-decline-across-board-global-ranking-list
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong, Macau academics seek meeting over firing of Eric Sautede

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Kong and Macau to seek a meeting with the Vatican's representative in Hong Kong. Eric Sautede, professor of politics at the University of Saint Joseph, received notice of his sacking ... teaches at Hong Kong Baptist University. "For a correction, maybe now it's too late, but we hope that something positive might come out of this." They have yet to receive a response ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561331/hong-kong-macau-academics-seek-meeting-over-firing-eric-sautede
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Tired and late: bad start for cross-border pupils heading to Hong Kong schools

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... border. The students were born in Hong Kong and have the right to be educated here, whereas they do not qualify for free education on the mainland. Under the policy, six other districts within ... developing a smartphone app enabling parents to track their children en route to school. For some parents, the new term has meant a move to Hong Kong to avoid a long commute for their children. Li ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583168/tired-and-late-bad-start-new-cross-border-pupils
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Subsidy scheme to cover students at private Hong Kong universities

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Ada Lee

    ... specific issues with it," she said. The programmes, which cover architecture, supply chain management, nursing, design and engineering, fit Hong Kong's needs, she said. Students ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558407/subsidy-scheme-cover-students-private-hong-kong-universities
  7. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    One-third of Chinese do not speak Putonghua, says Education Ministry

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:54pm by Chris Luo

    ... channels from Cantonese to Putonghua for part of each day. In Hong Kong, residents have expressed concern over worries an increasing emphasis on Putonghua education in schools is coming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1598040/3-10-chinese-citizens-do-not-speak-putonghua-says-education
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong textbooks contain negative stereotypes on cultures and religions, researcher warns

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... are poorer, with lower education levels, a lack of technology and more political censorship. No offence, Australia, but this is what a Hong Kong school textbooks says, according to a University of Hong Kong scholar researching the subject. Stereotypes are more prevalent in textbooks than she expected, says Dr Liz Jackson, a social-science education specialist who has been researching ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538465/textbooks-taking-narrow-view-liberal-studies-hku-researcher-warns
  9. News - China - EDUCATION

    More returning to China after study overseas, Education Ministry says

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:16am by ZHANG PINGHUI

    ... returned. In 2012 the figure was 400,000, with returnees increasing more than three-fold. The centre issued a report on China returnees last year and it showed 70 per cent of Chinese studying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598287/more-returning-china-after-study-overseas-education-ministry-says
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Oxford dreams of teaching China's leader

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... the launch of an Oxford scholarship programme sponsored by local tycoon Walter Kwok Ping-sheung. From next year, two Hong Kong or mainland students will be chosen every year to have their undergraduate studies at Oxford fully funded. Over 900 mainland, Hong Kong and Macau students- including 104 from Hong Kong- are currently studying at the British institution, making China's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592571/oxford-dreams-teaching-chinas-leader

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