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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Scholarships for overseas study are an investment in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Cynthia Ip

    ... guarantee that no Hong Kong student would be denied entrance to a top university due to insufficient funding. Most prerequisites are in place: an agency to administer scholarships and competitive ... not also increase their funding. The matter is simple: Hong Kong has some of the world's best universities, but there are even more abroad. Yet some local educators find a policy that sends ...

  2. Elite institute may not be the best academic model for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Having studied at Princeton University, I read with interest Jack Teh's article on the proposed idea to create a research centre in Hong Kong on a par with Princeton's Institute ... in other words, that we in Hong Kong are not especially well known for. Note, moreover, that two of its four schools are in the social sciences and the humanities, the school of historical studies ...

  3. 35pc sorry they did an associate degree course

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... surveyed 516 associate degree students studying at the continuing education arm of the University of Hong Kong and Polytechnic University. More than half of the respondents took a gloomy view ... 1,927 UGC-funded second-year degree places are set aside for associate degree graduates every year. A majority of graduates who are qualified for articulation to subsidised second-year degree ...

  4. Associate degree graduates say budget ignored jobs concerns

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... of Hong Kong Federation of Students, said the government should set aside resources to ease pressure on associate degree graduates seeking jobs. 'There are 30,000 associate degree graduates ... 'Associate degree students have invested much time and money in their studies. Asking them to join a scheme aimed at secondary graduates is tantamount to a denial of their efforts. The government ...

  5. More places likely for associate degree holders

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... is part of a review of higher education in Hong Kong. A review group, led by Sir Colin Lucas, warden of Rhodes House at the University of Oxford, will also consider whether to increase the quota ... University forged ahead with plans to launch a vet school despite a lukewarm response from the government, the official said. The vet-to-animal ratio in Hong Kong is 1:600, compared to 1:1,600 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong schools can keep national education funds for use elsewhere

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... a parents' concern group held a protest outside Po Leung Kuk Hong Kong Taoist Association Yuen Yuen Primary School. The group fears that the school's moral-education course planned ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Schools 'can keep funds' for national classes Schools will keep HK$530,000 in extra government funding allocated earlier to prepare for the launch ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    John Tsang lacks budgetary vision for better education in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... is not apparent, and HK$480 million to an ill-conceived overseas scholarship fund for majors in English and pre-school education. Nor was there any rallying cry to revive the old Hong Kong conviction, akin ... the former is axiomatic. For Hong Kong policymakers, the yoke of "keeping the expenditure within the limits of revenue in drawing up its budget, and striving to achieve a fiscal balance, avoid ...

  8. Associate degrees provision criticised

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Confusion reigns over the provision of associate degrees (AD), according to the president of the Open University of Hong Kong, who criticised the government's push ... is extremely relevant to the debate in Hong Kong about expanding the number of people going on to university with a decreasing or at least a constant amount of public money that can be spared,' he ...

  9. Education funding won't meet costs, minister says

    Posted Nov 16th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... students today to try to defuse tensions over proposed cuts in university funding. The meeting with representatives of the Hong Kong Federation of Students comes ahead of planned boycotts ... in education funding next year would be outpaced by an increase in costs. 'The absolute sum that the chief executive will invest in education next year will be bigger than this year... ...

  10. Funding cut a reasonable move: survey

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... so as to seek total exemption,' Christine So Ka-wai, a Year Four finance student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said. Although she believed that the government's investment ... and research projects. Alan Kwong Ka-tung, a Year Three student who is majoring in government and laws at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), also agreed with the funding cut because 'professors ...




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