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  1. Fee fears cloud drive for a more international profile

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Universities are pressing ahead with a drive to diversify their international student population despite fears that many might be deterred by high tuition fees. City University has set up a special committee to look at ways to attract more students from outside Hong Kong. Measures could include improving the campus environment, new recruitment efforts and promoting ...

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    Chinese students flood Hong Kong universities' graduate programmes

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 06:21am by Linda Yeung

    ... of fewer than 7,000, University Grants Committee figures show. While it is common for working professionals in Hong Kong to pursue a master's degree, the majority are drawn to one-year, ... But another legislator, Dr Kenneth Chan Ka-lok, an associate professor in Baptist University's department of government and international studies, supports the idea of the academically minded ...

  3. Report criticises the quality control of CUHK teaching

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... for the University Grants Committee, says it has 'material concerns' about the 'arrangements on campus for quality assurance and improvement'. It also criticises its traditional teaching ... essential to ensure that institutions remained competitive at an international level. But views differ among academics over how extensive such a quality control system should be. CUHK mathematics ...

  4. Stanford economist to head Chinese U

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... scholar has been nominated by the university's search committee to the CUHK council, due to discuss and accept the nomination on October 13. The search committee was formed last July ... to next week's meeting. But he said: 'Of course, we hope Professor Lau will build on CUHK's long-standing tradition and raise the university's international profile.' ...

  5. Tam among key speakers

    Posted Nov 19th 2005, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Reports by Linda Yeung VIVIENNE TAM, chief designer of the world famous fashion brand bearing her name, is among the more than 30 speakers at BODW 2005: LifeStyle Asia International ... identity and design for IBM; and Zhang Wu, chief executive of Armstrong International Corporate Identity whose logo design entitled 'Chinese Seal- Dancing Beijing' has been adopted ...

  6. Reform school

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... or parents of children made ill by contaminated milk. In 2007, the year before the Beijing Olympics, Teng and human rights advocate Hu Jia published an open letter highlighting cases of human rights ... the cost of doing that is too high for the authorities. It will only trigger more conflict and international condemnation.' Teng predicts there could be significant change in as little as 20 ...

  7. 'Honest broker' role in question

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Is the University Grants Committee, set up as a buffer between the government and institutions, wielding too much power? Linda Yeung investigates ALL SEEMS TRANQUIL as campuses descend ... the University Grants Committee. The 2002 Sutherland report said the committee was often described as an 'honest broker' or a 'buffer' to 'safeguard the academic autonomy ...

  8. Principal upholds school spirit by allowing teachers to have their say

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... mater, Mr Cheung's school uses Cantonese as the medium of instruction, although English and Putonghua are the main languages used for internal communication inside the school. In senior ... Committee on Teacher Education and Qualifications, and deputy chairman of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, Mr Cheung also serves on the China Mathematics Olympiad Committee ...

  9. UGC pays bonuses to achievers

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung The University Grants Committee has made bonus payments to three institutions for 2005-2006 for outstanding performance in key areas such as teaching and learning and student ... key research areas, according to president Poon Chung-kwong. PolyU was reviewing its areas of strength with the goal of identifying those with the potential of achieving international ...

  10. Would-be CUHK chief gets a grilling

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... on the university's search committee, which comprised council and senate members. Hui Siu-ying, a postgraduate student in the anthropology department, asked: 'How can your future policies be recognised ... he called for widespread consultation among staff, students and the public. But he revealed his wish to raise the international standing of the university. In the long run, he hoped a quarter ...




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