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  1. Don't ignore the issue

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... cannot understand why both the central and Hong Kong governments have refrained from facing the issue of a timetable for universal suffrage. The ambivalence and lack of a firm commitment ... with conditions attached- said that they would strive for full universal suffrage in 2012. The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce has hinted that it does not oppose such a timetable. One thing they all ...

  2. Courses help to deliver results

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao, Michael Taylor

    ... consider a postgraduate qualification in order to enhance their competitiveness. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology are the key local providers ... Job prospects in the logistics industry are bright, report Michael Taylor and Judy Ngao Hong Kong International Airport, which boasts the world's largest air cargo terminal, handled ...

  3. talk back

    Posted Apr 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of instruction'. In the University Grants Committee's 2004 position paper ('Hong Kong Higher Education- to make a difference, to move with the times'), HKU is listed as an English-medium university. It seems that Mr Wong misunderstood this. Dr Li teaches classical Chinese literature, it would be nonsense to use English as the medium of instruction, whatever the field of teaching ...

  4. Academics join to fight opposition to competition law

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... the first high-profile global academic conference at the University of Hong Kong next month, drawing experts from nine countries, the European Union and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation ... with the authorities. The largest of the government allies, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, remains sceptical. If the sluggishness of Legco's scrutiny stage continues, ...

  5. Mailbag

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that students do translation work during the long summer holidays. WONG CHUN-MAU, Tung Chung Keep religion out of Hong Kong's classrooms I welcome the astute efforts of Virginia Yue and the Concern Group for Hong Kong Science Education in identifying another academic at The University of Hong Kong who has attempted to undermine the teaching of science ('Debate over creationism should ...

  6. Concerns raised on new law school

    Posted May 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... before 2007, the course would be postponed for a year. During yesterday's meeting, representatives of the University of Hong Kong and City University said they welcomed a third law school ... Chan Man-mun, dean of the University of Hong Kong's law faculty. Solicitor-General Robert Allcock told Legco a third law school would not create an oversupply of lawyers in Hong Kong. ...

  7. Talking Points

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CityU president- four months into his job as head of the university I don't think the bureau knows what it is talking about... If you are putting forward an alternative scientific theory, it has to have some currency or validity today. Virginia Yue, founder of the Concern Group for Hong Kong Science Education ...

  8. Exchange of honest opinions must be tolerated on campus

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The comments made by Ayo Chan Yi-ngok, president of the University of Hong Kong's student union, have caused a stir in Hong Kong and irritated a number of people. Mr Chan said ... of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it'. That should be especially true in a university, where different views should be freely expressed. We cannot expect ...

  9. Pre-university course on offer

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui Senior secondary school students are invited to apply for a one-year, Hong Kong-based pre-university business studies programme. A partnership between the British Council and Warwick University in the United Kingdom, the Higher Education Programme will run from mid-September to June. The course offers a broad-based curriculum which prepares students in various academic ...

  10. Ode to an accolade

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... with the dedication of a poetry prize offered far and wide by Hong Kong University, with pride. A HK$2,500-dollar purse (and let's face it, poets usually do worse) is on the table for the unpublished ... and Hong Kong University Press, who will publish the winner.' Manuscripts must be at least 48 pages long and submitted with a postmark deadline of September 30 this year. A reading fee ...




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