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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Polytechnic University fires don Judy Tsui, accused of not declaring income

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:47am by Johnny Tam

    ... to a locally listed company and a mainland-listed company. PolyU requires its academics to declare external income and to pay some of the money to the university. "The review conducted ... mechanism to process all applications and approvals of income declarations," the spokeswoman said. "All employees have to follow [the rules] strictly." Tsui could not be reached ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Incoming HKU law dean puts freedom at the heart of his plans

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:21am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Incoming professor sets out liberty of expression and debate as key principles New HKU law dean focused on freedom The incoming law dean of the University of Hong Kong has vowed to protect academic freedom, promote freedom of expression and reach decisions that will be in the city's best interests. Professor Michael Hor Yew Meng, from ...

  3. News - World - EDUCATION

    Asian-American students succeed at school by trying harder than whites, say researchers

    Posted May 06th 2014, 09:56pm by AFP

    ... kindergarten through high school. Scientists at Queens College of New York, the University of Michigan and Peking University in Beijing looked at grades, test scores, teacher ratings, family income ...

  4. News - World - EDUCATION

    Revised SAT exam seeks to retain relevance as critics question its worth

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:49pm by AFP

    ... but waivers are offered for children from lower-income households. For those who can afford it, a US$4.5 billion "test prep" industry stands ready to tutor youngsters, either ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF explores cost-cutting, profit-making measures to cope with loss of government subsidy

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com ESF explores how to cut costs and make profits The English Schools Foundation is looking into ways to cut costs and generate more income to cope ... on staff travel costs, and will also consider attracting overseas professionals to train here as a means of generating more income, said foundation head Belinda Greer, who took over Heather Du ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    300 places, 19 filled…but it's unfair to judge sub-degrees on the numbers, says college

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... students and generated important income. Pui Ching Academy in Yau Ma Tei, which offered 150 sub-degree places this year but got only three students, had not replied last night to a request ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong parents say pushing children too hard doesn't work

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... to make sure their children become accountants, lawyers, stockbrokers or doctors. Competition for places In Tin Shui Wai, where, according to the 2011 census, the median monthly family income ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Sacked PolyU academic threatens legal action

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:58am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... of their outside income. Tsui said she had never covered up her non-executive directorships of CLP and Shenzhen-listed China Vanke, both of which the university approved in 2005, though she had once ...

  9. Comment - Blogs - EDUCATION

    Tiger Mum’s triple formula for success

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 08:01pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... differences depending on where you come from. Indian Americans have the highest income of any ethnic group, almost twice the national average.” Nigerian Americans, while accounting for 0.7 per cent ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New HKU boss Peter Mathieson must address 'low morale' among staff

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Ernest Kao

    ... of the implementation of a policy of forced retirements and the use of short-term contracts without medical or retirement benefits. Chan said he had discussed staff concerns with incoming vice chancellor ...




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