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  1. Overhaul science teaching: experts

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... as they unveiled a global approach that aims to boost students' science literacy. The Hong Kong Accord for Global Science Education was announced on Thursday following a two-day conference at the University of Hong Kong, with HKU's dean of science calling for a more integrated approach to science teaching. The accord sets out fundamental principles the group would like to see underpin ...

  2. Hong Kong pair win peace award

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Paul Chu Ching-wu has added an international peace prize to his awards for research in high-temperature superconductivity. The president of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has been jointly awarded the Ettore Majorana-Erice Science for Peace Prize at the Vatican, along with ex-student Wu Maw-Kuen, director of the Academia Sinica's Institute of Physics ...

  3. Computer graphics seen as way to foster a curiosity in science

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Linn, director of the centre for Technology-enhanced Learning in Science at University of California, Berkeley, said students tended to be more eager to discuss a scientific subject matter if displayed in dynamic graphics instead of texts. Professor Linn, speaking at a seminar at the University of Hong Kong this week, said teachers could make use of technology since many teenagers were ...

  4. Computer Science

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... equips students with the skills to explore the enormous potential of Hong Kong's computer games industry. The course emphasises programming and technological issues in computer games ... of computer science and engineering at the Chinese University, said a senior computer programmer, or software designer, should acquire comprehensive knowledge of the scope of computer science ...

  5. University's MBA course knocked off top spot

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's executive MBA course has been knocked off the top spot in a major international league table. The programme, which is run ... by a programme run by Columbia and London Business School. Chinese University had the next highest EMBA course at a local university, coming in at 11th, up from 15th last year. That programme ...

  6. A culture of giving can help our universities excel

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HK$400 million to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In 2005, the late Henry Fok Ying-tung- who had a long history of making big donations on the mainland- also gave HK$800 ... donation of HK$1 billion to the University of Hong Kong. His hyper-wealthy peers have also been matching his largesse, with impressive donations in Hong Kong and over the border. A culture ...

  7. HKUST academic gives university HK$1.1m gift

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Hong Kong University of Science and Technology fund-raisers this week received a boost from a surprising source- one of its own academics. Larry Franklin, adjunct professor of finance, donated HK$1.1 million from his family's US-based charitable foundation to set up business scholarships for students working for non-profit organisations. The university aims to raise ...

  8. University is seat of e-learning

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... E-learning and learning management systems (LMS) are becoming more popular- and that means large amounts of storage. Hong Kong Baptist University set up a system that uses both ... and learning,' he said. 'The university was the first in Hong Kong to implement a campus-wide, Moodle-based e-learning initiative and NetApp has played a key part.' The system went live ...

  9. Surplus university places 'are wasted'

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... to almost double the number of publicly funded top-up places for being a 'drop in the ocean'. 'Apart from the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, none of the universities can meet their quota for international students,' the education-sector lawmaker said. 'It makes sense for them to use the places which ...

  10. Technology keeps Hong Kong running smoothly

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis Hong Kong's dependence on information technology (IT) has steadily risen over the past four decades and the systems used now are some of the most sophisticated ... IT applications. 'We are seeing plenty of use of IT applications in schools... universities and colleges. This is positive for our students and positive for Hong Kong's future,' he said. ...




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