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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - GENDER

    Hong Kong universities lack female leadership, says pro-vice chancellor of Chinese University

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... are another story. With the exception of the Hong Kong Institute of Education, none of the city's universities have had a woman vice-chancellor or president. And across Hong Kong, there are just ... in the top leadership at all. But Hong Kong academics, along with their peers in other countries in East Asia, had something to do with that index. It's ironic that universities- which position ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - UNIVERSITY

    UK boarding schools can also offer a route back to Hong Kong universities

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 10:06am by Yojana Sharma

    ... for a British university, but many also use it as a route back into Hong Kong's highly competitive universities, a new British Council study has found. Previous research showed that Hong Kong families opted for Britain if they could not get into university in Hong Kong. As in the past, most families applying to boarding schools in Britain use it as a stepping stone to a UK university ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong universities offer courses tailored to the schedules of athletes

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 10:06am by CHRIS LAU

    ... universities some 20 to 30 years ago. But now we have eight universities. Why can't we work on enhancing the diversity?" asks Cheung. Hong Kong has seen an increasing number of top athletes, ... admitted to the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University and Polytechnic University alone, an increase from 33 last year and 11 in 2011. The Hong Kong Sport Institute where the athletes ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong universities still fixated on exam grades

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... I don't think that will work. "Exams can be modified so they are not a major obstacle to learning, but they can't be a driving force," says Cheng, a University of Hong Kong ... the Education Commission draft reforms to Hong Kong's education system in 2000, he believed changing how public exams were structured would ease the obsession with grades, which was becoming ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Good marks for Hong Kong in World University Rankings, but history is a fail

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Why history could become a thing of the past Hong Kong institutions fared reasonably well in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject, being represented in the top 200 in almost all 30 subjects. History, and agriculture and forestry, were the two subjects for which no local institutions made it into the top 200. The University of Hong Kong ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education News

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... and values, but said there was a need for greater recognition of the programme among universities.   Science camp for girls The University of Science and Technology is accepting applications ... and even 3-D reconstruction. The application deadline is May 10. For inquiries, e-mail wisesummer@ust.hk.   Chinese tomes for US school The University of Missouri (MU) Library has been given ...

  7. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - FASHION

    That's one smart dummy

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... the smallest size to the largest in just eight seconds. Developed by researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the mannequin is set to streamline the apparel and garment industry. ... gathered a lot of information and profiled this data from American, British, Japanese and Hong Kong people to understand how the body changes from small sizes to larger ones." It's ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    University Museum well-positioned to connect internationally, says new director

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... Gallery at University of Hong Kong shows no signs of stress. Sipping tea at the museum’s Tea Gallery that’s decorated with an assortment of beautiful wooden and bronze carvings, silk paintings ... the University Museum and Art Gallery an ideal base for Knothe. Established in 1953, it is Hong Kong’s oldest museum and houses more than 1,000 items of Chinese antiquities, ceramics, bronzes ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education news: Send a postcard, spend a year

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 10:10am by Linda Yeung

    ... by Lingnan University's Centre for Humanities Research.   An excellence adventure Fifteen scholars from 10 British universities will spend a year studying at a Hong Kong university next year ... the competition is open to international students aged 18 and no older than 30 across the world, including those in Hong Kong and Macau.   Leung's works discussed Works by the late Hong Kong writer ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education news in brief

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 11:16am by Linda Yeung

    ... as observation studies. Chinese engineer elected as member of elite US academy Professor Tony Chan Fan-cheong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology president, has been elected as a member ... graduate, is the only ethnic Chinese member among the 67 newly elected members to the academy this year. Oxford singers to jazz it up for debut tour of Hong Kong The Oxford University-based jazz ...




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