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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Students in limbo over HKU hostel in Kennedy Town

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Students still in limbo over HKU hostel University of Hong Kong students forced to stay off campus after excessive formaldehyde levels were found in new ... they could move into the new hostel, two of four blocks in Lung Wah Street. That's despite HKU saying last Wednesday that the cancer-causing air pollutants would be dispersed in a week. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HKU faces dorm room shortage as hostel delayed

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong,Dennis Chong and Kristie Wong Just weeks before start of new academic year, university makes urgent appeal for staff to share their homes after delay in completion of hostel HKU ... in completion of the university's new hostel. The call, which went out this week, has prompted questions from staff and students about its likely effectiveness and why it was made only weeks before ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Students barred from new HKU hostel over air quality fears

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... quality fears shut hostel The University of Hong Kong may have underestimated the scale of the indoor air quality problem in its much-delayed new hostel and could face soaring bills to accommodate ... into the Kennedy Town hostel too soon. "If students are to move in within a week, the levels will increase again in an air-conditioned environment," Professor Yau Yiu-hung of the Open University ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hostel delay sees HKU foreign students looking for a home

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com HKU forced to subsidise off-campus lodging for 300 after delay in finishing halls of residence Wanted: homes for foreign students The University of Hong Kong will have to subsidise more than 300 foreign students' off-campus lodgings until its new halls of residence are finished. HKU is looking for short-term hostel accommodation in Chai Wan, Sai ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents fight school relocation

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com 'Destructive' plan to evict Montessori unit from Tin Hau site to make way for youth hostel getting scant government attention, group says Parents fight to halt school relocation A group of parents say the government is dragging its feet in resolving a situation that could see an international school evicted to make way for a youth hostel ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HK universities short of living space as they cope with double enrolment

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Deficit of about 5,000 hostel places revealed, as campuses cope with twice their usual intake Universities short of living space Universities are about 5,000 hostel places short of their goal of allowing all students to live on campus for at least one year of their undergraduate studies. Edward Cheng Wai-sun, chairman of the University Grants ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Loans available to put student homes in industrial buildings

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Education Bureau offers loans for conversion of empty inudstrial buildings into hostels Universities offered student housing plan Universities can apply for government loans to convert industrial buildings into student accommodation as an answer to the expected shortfall of 5,000 hostel places by next year, the education authorities have said. The loans ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Frustrated parents seek government help in school lease talks

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 01:59pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... a hostel for young people on the site with the Home Affairs Bureau. The Education Bureau said the site should remain for educational use, while the Home Affairs Bureau said it had no plans to build a hostel. Civic Party lawmaker Dr Kenneth Chan Ka-lok said the government had passed the buck by trying to "privatise the issue". He said lawmakers would meet education officials ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HKBU teachers, students protest land decision

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 07:05pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... the other half for private residential flats. The protesting students said the university needed the whole of the site as their campus could not accommodate their hostel needs, especially after ... the government had an agreement with HKBU that half of the land would be used for student hostels – and the other half for private residential flats. His remarks prompted a quick rebuttal ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HKU 'homeless' students to get HK$2,000

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... But 830 of the new hostel places may not be completed until as late as October, so non-local students must stay in youth hostels in Chai Wan, or in private residential buildings in Western and Yau ... HKU has 4,000 hostel places. The new halls of residence were aimed at alleviating the long-term accommodation shortage, which usually saw half of those who applied failing to secure a place. ...




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