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  1. When freedoms and politics collide

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the government,' he said. Baty said he believed Hong Kong universities could face a dilemma as they tried to balance closer political integration with the mainland with preserving Western educational ... Compiled by Wong Yat-hei The issues Restrictions on the right to demonstrate The protesters say they have a democratic right to protest. Under Article 27 of the Basic Law, 'Hong Kong ...

  2. Student union under fire for political ads

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Present and former student leaders are piling the pressure on the University of Hong Kong's student union over its decision to spend HK$300,000 ... by rural leaders, members of his campaign staff and a controversial businessman known as 'Shanghai Boy'. Union president Dan Chan Koon-hong insists that the full-page adverts were ...

  3. Differences in political culture tripped up HKU

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by a lack of experience in working with mainland counterparts. There is an obvious gap between Hong Kong and the mainland when it comes to politics and culture, so we need to strike a balance when ... of the iceberg. On the mainland, politics reigns supreme, which means central government leaders always take priority and their social status is much higher than that of academics. In Hong Kong, it's ...

  4. Politics muddies the water for HKU

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and fund-raiser as well as having great political savvy and diplomatic skills. Given the importance of mainland China to the growth and development of Hong Kong's tertiary education sector ... in the past, but the politics of Hong Kong and the mainland make it increasingly so. Those looking for Tsui's successor have to keep this firmly in mind as they search. ...

  5. New head requires political 'sense'

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Simpson Cheung University of Hong Kong wants someone who is more than an outstanding academic to be its new vice-chancellor, according to the head of its governing body. Leong Che-hung, chairman of the university's council, yesterday listed the criteria for the institution's next leader, saying the ideal candidate should have good political sense ...

  6. Hong Kong has global appeal

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by John Church

    ... international politics than I could at a western university,' she said. 'I expected I could experience different ideas and know more about Hong Kong.' ... World-class institutions in the SAR are proving to be a magnet to undergraduates coming from overseas, writes John Church Hong Kong's multiculturalism and cosmopolitan feel, coupled ...

  7. Asian universities 'must overcome political tensions'

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Hong Kong education expert said this week. Cheng Kai-ming, the University of Hong Kong's pro-vice-chancellor, said that unlike in Europe, there was 'minimal' collaboration between universities in Asia, partly due to the legacy of political tensions. 'There's a big difference between Asia and Europe. Asia has diversity but there's no harmony,' he ...

  8. Hong Kong luring mainland's brightest

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Beijing's top performers in the national college entrance examination chose universities in Hong Kong over Baida. Three picked the University of Hong Kong and one the University of Science ... impossible for most mainland students to go to a Hong Kong university. Now they can choose from a much wider list. This gives our city a great opportunity to help shape the nation's future. ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... HKU welcomes back education professor The University of Hong Kong hosts a briefing to introduce Professor Mark Bray ... of France's National Picasso Museum, Anne Baldassari (left), presides over this evening's opening ceremony of the Pablo Picasso exhibition at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, which runs until July ...

  10. Government aims to attract more overseas students to Hong Kong

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

    ... Elaine Yau More private universities and closer collaboration with overseas universities are to be encouraged to develop Hong Kong into an education hub. Undersecretary for education ... we, after analysis, think joint offering of programmes is a better way. For example, Northwestern University [in the US] is good at marketing and the Hong Kong University of Science ...




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