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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Universities see an edge in openness as they seek international advantage

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

    ... to stay competitive in the challenging years ahead, leaders of local institutions have advised. "Hong Kong is a free, pluralistic and open society and academic freedom is the soul ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1622343/universities-see-edge-openness-they-seek-international-advantage
  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

    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
  5. 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

    ... also take pupils out of the classroom to meet real people from different cultural and ethnic groups. "In Hong Kong as a globalised society … if we're not including everyone ... 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 ...

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

    Don't take Hong Kong's graft-free culture for granted, Bernard Chan tells youth

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com 'Don't take graft-free culture for granted' Passing on Hong Kong's largely corruption-free culture to the next generation includes ... corruption," said Chan, a member of the Thai-Chinese family that founded Bangkok Bank, describing how different it is to do business in Southeast Asia. He said Hong Kong companies have long been doing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1492052/dont-take-hong-kongs-graft-free-culture-exco-member-bernard-chan
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Schools of law hit out at Law Society's plan to run its own qualifying exam

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:54am by Stuart Lau

    ... qualifying examination for aspiring solicitors. In a rare move, the law faculties of the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University issued a joint statement with City University's school of law this week. In it, they argued that the plan floated by the legal body would not produce better lawyers, "nor is it in the best interest of Hong Kong". The statement was submitted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1378434/schools-law-hit-out-law-societys-plan-run-its-own-qualifying-exam
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Short budget puts early education plan at risk, lawmaker says

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in many countries the budget for preschool education accounted for close to 1 per cent of gross domestic product, which in Hong Kong would amount to HK$20 billion a year. He said even HK$5 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621608/short-budget-puts-early-education-plan-risk-lawmaker-says
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Kindergarten may be free for only half-day, says lawmaker

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Amid spending cuts, government committee is likely to face opposition from departments to expected HK$5b cost of education subsidy Kindergarten may be free for only half-day The government is likely to subsidise children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621599/kindergarten-may-be-free-only-half-day-says-lawmaker

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