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  1. More university students sit IELTS test

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam About 11,800 final-year university students sat the International English Language Testing System in the last academic year, an increase of 5 per cent on the previous year. Eighty-seven per cent scored between six and 7.5, which is considered 'competent' or 'good'. The average was 6.69 out of nine. Students from the University of Hong Kong topped ...

  2. Stargazing event to show wonders of the universe

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    .... The event is organised by the IYA 2009 Hong Kong League, a coalition of astronomy groups and amateur stargazers who want to popularise the activity among Hongkongers. 'Stargazing has become ... Hong Kong people have lost their clear night sky to light pollution and haze. They can hardly see eight stars in the sky, let alone a galaxy.' Mr Leung said the league would continue ...

  3. Business round table on Hong Kong's role in Asia

    Posted Jul 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... To celebrate its 10th anniversary and its continued commitment to making a contribution to management education and business excellence in Hong Kong and the region, the Australian Graduate School of Management is teaming up with Cliftons to host a business round table in its Lifelong Learning Series entitled, 'Role of Hong Kong in East Asian Development', on August 1. ...

  4. Top universities need to pay top salaries

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Victor Fung Keung After 168 years, market forces are finally coming to our universities. It's late but late is better than never. Hong Kong universities have been delinked from ... trail-blazing policies. Other local universities should stop procrastinating and embrace this approach: let market forces decide. Hong Kong succeeds as a financial and banking centre because we know ...

  5. Hong Kong fans turn out to hear 'red songs'

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the end of the Lunar New Year celebrations. About 1,400 people attended the City Hall performance on Monday and 1,080 turned out for a second show at Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Tuesday. ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Songs like I am Proud, I am Chinese used to be sung under chairman Mao Zedong's reign, and they still appear to have thousands of Hong Kong ...

  6. DAB's retirement scheme proposals for Hong Kong have a fundamental flaw

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that ensures no poor elderly people have to live in destitution, and this figure needs to be revised every year according to the inflation rate. Hong Kong should not adopt a universal retirement ... I refer to the letter by Holden Chow, chairman of the Young Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong ('DAB has cheaper option to help elderly at no extra cost ...

  7. Hong Kong offers a far better training ground

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if not better- for training much closer to home. Hong Kong offers not just a well-trained civil service, but also transparency and accountability reinforced by a robust media under the rule of law guaranteeing personal freedoms and rights for all. The dispatch of mainland officials to Hong Kong for training would touch a sensitive nerve at this stage under 'one country, two systems'. ...

  8. University aims to be a world leader

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Al-Rowaily, Saudi Arabia's Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau, says the university is equipped with cutting-edge laboratories, enabling researchers to carry out important work that can benefit ... microscopes and a 200 teraflop supercomputer,' says Eastham, the former acting vice-president for research and development at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He says anywhere ...

  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. University's mainland graduates paid most

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiffany Lam Mainland graduates from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have found jobs paying far more than local graduates, the university's latest survey ... Personnel Consultancy, said mainland job applicants were especially favoured in firms looking to expand across the border and businesses that required workers to commute regularly between Hong Kong ...




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