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  1. Quest for knowledge is the ultimate goal

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... to the University of Science and Technology has been more than a media spectacle. It has also upped the ante of intellectual debate and interest, having been accompanied by a plethora of seminars ... professor Yau Sing-tung, director of Chinese University's Institute of Advanced Mathematical Sciences, has voiced concern that their achievement is a rarity, and that deference to authority ...

  2. ESF told to reform or face more cuts

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier The Audit Commission's report proves I was right about cost-effectiveness, says the education chief The English Schools Foundation will face continued cuts in government funding unless it puts its house in order, education chief A ...

  3. The vocational route

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... such as languages and sciences, optional subjects and complete a project. Courses lead to 52 different vocational qualifications in areas ranging from natural resources and the environment to tourism ...

  4. Bright ideas in the pipeline

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... The inventiveness of secondary students in tackling green issues impresses even HKU's dean of science, writes Katherine Forestier THE AVERAGE HONG KONG household uses 800 litres ... Science Conference hosted by their school and including students from 10 other schools in the mainland, Taiwan, Singapore and Australia. The theme of the five-day event, co-organised ...

  5. Comparing routes to university

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... a science, and a subject from the humanities. They can also take an arts subject or a second science or humanity for the sixth. In addition, IB students must study the more philosophical theory ... grades in, though at AS-levels they will be encouraged to include a balance- students intent on taking three sciences at A2 can broaden their study with an arts and language at AS. The advantage ...

  6. HK women sink Summers bias about scientific ability

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... that were being decided this week. Eight scientists received senior research fellowships, the highest accolade in Hong Kong science, which funds their release from teaching and administrative duties ... in the United States when he said that 'intrinsic aptitude' might play a role in the under-representation of women in science. Professor Irene Ng Oi-lin, who is researching the molecular ...

  7. Stars in the making play to packed audiences

    Posted Nov 27th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... 'I want a degree in science as a back-up and to go to Broadway.' Ryutaro Yanagita (above centre, and right, with Chan) is also ready to follow in the actor's footsteps. 'I ...

  8. Champion of curiosity

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... a prominent science historian from Britain, joins Sun Kwok, dean of science at University of Hong Kong, and Canon Ian Lam, the vicar of St Paul's and Dean of Ming Hua Theological College, ... science, but the lessons to be learned from his life. He was driven from a young age by an insatiable curiosity for the natural world around him and how things worked. He was an avid collector ...

  9. HK pupils shine in worldwide rankings

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Our students are 'star performers' in maths, science and reading, but have room to improve in creative thought Hong Kong students have been revealed as the 'star performers' in a major international study of maths, science and reading literacy - although the report's authors note that pupils here are weaker in areas that involve more creative and critical ...

  10. Narrow gap from top to bottom makes class act tough to follow

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... and the impact of family background is found to be lower. Moreover, variation in reading, maths and science literacy is far below the OECD average. Hong Kong is among only a handful of countries, ... Girls outperform boys by wide margins in reading, while boys do better than girls in maths. In science, performance is more equal. In Hong Kong, the differences exist but are less marked. Ip ...




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