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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Parents are snubbing top-rated local Hong Kong schools

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... in the Times Higher Education's global league table. This compares with a 31 per cent success rate for those completing the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education - with 23 per cent securing ... Katherine Forestier life@scmp.com Why our top-rated local schools still fall short Hong Kong has been judged to have one of the best education systems in the world. In international ...

  2. City tops 'best young universities' league

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... fourth to eighth. Organisers said it was the first time a university in mainland China had ranked ahead of all of Japan's institutions. For the second year in a row, Hong Kong University ... Technological University is fourth. 'The fact that three of the world's top 10 young universities are from Hong Kong is a remarkable statistic that highlights the rapid speed at which its ...

  3. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    For many, having an extra child just brings on labour

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:25am by George Chen

    ... choose to go across the border- not just to Hong Kong, but as far afield as Germany, Britain, Australia and Canada. W, who is a professional and comes from a middle-class family in Shanghai, ... older, W quickly came to the second-biggest parenting challenge- one that many Hong Kong parents face more or less in the same way- education. In Shanghai, not only do you need money to get ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... President Xi Jinping's daughter, who is believed to be studying at Harvard, goes home to visit her parents, of course she will tell them what she saw, felt and understood about the US. Maybe ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Scholarships for overseas study are an investment in Hong Kong

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

    ... for non-citizens. It is no wonder Hong Kong students at top universities in the US or Britain come disproportionately from moneyed backgrounds. In contrast, Singapore is rich in scholarship. In 2012, its ... 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 ...

  6. HK universities fall in global league table

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Hong Kong's tertiary institutions have taken a plunge in the latest Times Higher Education rankings, even though the survey describes the city as offering the 'best bang for the buck' in university education. Researchers attributed the city's falling ratings to changes in the way they are calculated and added that Hong Kong ...

  7. Ivey EMBA in a league of its own

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Kremmer The EMBA programme offered by the Richard Ivey School of Business in Hong Kong aims to produce executive-level managers who are able to make an immediate impact ... in Hong Kong, in 1998, Ivey has built up a wealth of knowledge and experience in providing executive education in Asia. The institution also offers customised MBA programmes for companies ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... University of Hong Kong’s faculty of medicine. “[Previous] studies had shown that because teenagers’ biological clock is two hours slower than adults, it is actually slightly harder for them to sleep ... obesity,” he said. According to various scientific studies conducted both in Hong Kong and overseas, insufficient sleep may increase the likelihood of obesity – especially among teenagers, said ...

  9. Rejected in HK, Faiza graduated from Ivy League

    Posted Jul 25th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... education in Hong Kong, which places a priority on Chinese for admissions, but both succeeded in finding a place in American universities. Faiza, now 28, graduated from the Ivy League Columbia ... Amy Nip When she was in secondary school Pakistan-born Faiza Alvi was accepted by New York's prestigious Columbia University, but every university in Hong Kong rejected her ...

  10. HK students find their ivy league right at home

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The ivy league gloss of the mainland's elite universities appears to have lost some of its lustre in the eyes of Hong Kong's top students, admission records show. Academic agencies helping students apply to study over the border attribute the decline to the rising stature of Hong Kong universities, difficulties in entering local specialist professions like ...




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