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  1. Prize money to improve maths studies among Chinese

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Prize money of 415,000 yuan is up for grabs for aspiring Chinese mathematics students from around the world, in a push to improve maths studies in the Chinese-speaking world. ... Chinese university students around the world, including maths PhD candidates. Two such PhD candidates will be given the top prize of 70,000 yuan each every three years based on their research ...

  2. Boy wins top prize for idea to protect PINs

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... thus preventing people's hard-earned money from being stolen,' Tiga said. Sixteen Hong Kong pupils won eight first prizes, 13 second prizes and 18 third at the country's largest ... was inspired by frequent reports of bank account scams in newspapers, won a first prize at this year's China Adolescent Science and Technology Invention Contest held in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. ...

  3. A job in HK is the ultimate prize for trainees at school for maids

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of working for either Hong Kong families living in the delta or wealthy mainland households. The ultimate prize is to go to Hong Kong one day, when the city lifts its ban on mainland domestic ... per month plus free accommodation,' Luo said. 'I'm still not happy with her performance. Many maids will suddenly go missing without notice. Some will even steal your money ...

  4. Master's last words: don't be blinded by money

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Mathematics master Shiing-shen Chern told scientists they should put their profession ahead of fame and money. Those were the great master's parting words at a mathematics ... that at the conference's final meeting, Chern warned the scientists against being blinded by fame and money. 'Mathematicians should devote themselves to their work in mathematics and should not over-concern ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Financial studies teach students the value of money

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... in wealth management. But his advice raises pertinent questions. How important is financial literacy and when do we start teaching students to manage their own money? Do societal notions of wealth affect our ability to discuss money and morality with our students? Or do we need to reconcile both and teach our students, as Ralph Waldo Emerson puts it: "A dollar is not value, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Shaw Prize winners say Hong Kong system to 'succeed' does not feel right

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Astronomy laureates say a system where pupils follow a set path to 'succeed' in life feels wrong Local education shocks Shaw Prize winners ... too?" The Vietnamese-American astrophysicist, the first woman to win a Shaw Prize, is shocked to learn about the education of Hong Kong students. The tests, the idea that children must learn two ...

  7. Global reporting

    Posted Apr 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... The faculty organises a Pulitzer Prize Winners' workshop and a one week overseas field trip to further expose students to international journalism. Each year, the school invites four to six Pulitzer Prize winners to share their expertise and experience with students. About 60 students are accepted each year and most students study one year full-time. A two-year part-time course can ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Is mini MBA for 7-year-olds worth the money?

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... to understand and manage money, the institute's director explains). The course offers tips on the value of money, budgeting, investment awareness and related subjects. It sounds like ... are also taught the relative and absolute value of money through imaginative games, they say. This may sound a bit old- fashioned, but one feels children of that age are better off not being taught ...

  9. Student wins calligraphy prize

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Keeping his homework tidy and his handwriting neat has paid off for Primary Six student Sze Chun-yat. He won first prize at a calligraphy contest at Plaza Hollywood on Sunday, beating other students and adults. Sze (pictured), of Kwong Ming Ying Loi School in Yuen Long, is unusual among Hong Kong students. About 80 per cent of teachers say students' handwriting ...

  10. Volleyballers aim to net national prize

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung With their fourth place position, the Hong Kong boys' volleyball players were the most successful team representing Hong Kong at the last All China Secondary School Students' Games, held in Changsha. After three selection stages, 12 v ...




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