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  1. University ranking agency in bribes row

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A Shenzhen-based ranking agency has been accused of favouring a university in Sichuan in return for money, reigniting debate over the credibility of such rankings on the mainland. Citing unidentified sources, the People's Daily reported yesterday that Wu Shulian, lead author of the China University Evaluation Project, was invited to give a lecture at Chengdu ...

  2. Red tape holds up the opening of new campus

    Posted Sep 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Red tape has delayed the opening of the new campus of Lantau International School in Pui O, its headmaster says. The school is still waiting for the lands and buildings departments to approve the use of its buildings, comprising three village hou ...

  3. City University plans expansion

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong City University has outlined a $1.9 billion expansion plan in preparation for the move to four-year degree courses and expected student growth in the next decade. Dennis Sun ... Tong campus and be finished in 2009 and 2012, respectively. 'The university requires additional space to ease its overcrowded campus and cater for an increasing student population due ...

  4. Old college with new ideas

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte will recruit Hong Kong students to its MBA programme for the second year. Here the university answers some frequently asked questions: What is the history of the university and its national ranking? Founded in 1795, UNC is one of the oldest public universities in the United States and is among the top-five public universities in the nation. ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 10:27pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... on a comic about the Norse god of thunder … Hammer-wielding Thor is a deity associated with all the big hitters: thunder, lightning, oak trees, fertility and, oh yeah, the protection of mankind. For the Hollywood movie, the blonde-haired, blue eyed Australian actor Chris Hemsworth was cast to portray the god who defeated evil elves planning on sinking the universe into darkness. The film’s ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Scientists including in China study thorium-fuelled nuclear power

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by Martin Williams

    ... on molten-salt reactors was conducted at the US Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Rather than include thorium as envisaged for working reactors, experiments were conducted with uranium isotopes. Though some ... team had their time frame for achieving this goal shortened from 25 to 10 years. The US Department of Energy- especially its Oak Ridge laboratory- is said to be "quietly ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HKU’s Tsui Lap-chee reflects on his 12 years as vice chancellor

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 09:45pm by Oliver Chou

    ... address. "I like innovation and research, but implementing it is something else. In that I am not so interested, at least for now," he says. A biologist, Tsui once worked at the Oak Ridge ... is ready to pass the baton A government or society may change, but a university, through its missions and traditions, should remain constant, says Professor Tsui Lap-chee, outgoing vice chancellor ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Smart gun opponents in the United States force a sales rethink

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:43am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... expert at Johns Hopkins University. President Barack Obama says he supports smart gun technology but he has run into criticism from the National Rifle Association. The guns could lead to "a ... The protests echoed those against the Oak Tree Gun Club, a Los Angeles area store that offered to sell the smart gun and- like Engage Armament- quickly dropped the idea after opposition mounted. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Hate salad? You'll love these

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 10:45am by Jeanette Wang

    ... your intake to seven portions may be your best chance of staving off death from a number of health risks. A study by University College London, published last month in the Journal ... Medical Association Journal two weeks ago concurs: pulses such as lentils, chickpeas, peas or beans have a low glycaemic index (meaning that they break down slowly) and tend to reduce or displace ...

  10. Magazines - Style - DIVERSIONS

    Grape ambitions

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:58pm by ALEXIS LAI

    ... Lebanon's association of wine producers. Under Phoenician rule, which began in 3,000BC, traders exported wines to neighbouring countries along the Mediterranean Sea. While the trade petered out ... sauvignon, syrah and merlot. "The grapes used give them a Bordeaux/Rhône identity... we tend to over extract them and dress them in very expensive new oak, which gives them that New World ...




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