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  1. Study to look into women's role in sciences

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch A City University student is investigating why women are under-represented in the academic sciences, after Hong Kong universities experienced a drop in the number of female science staff in recent years. The proportion of female academic science staff at the city's universities dropped from just over 15 per cent in the 1997-1998 academic year to 12 per cent ...

  2. Students missing the big picture on value of science

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... education here has both pluses and minuses,' Professor Cheung said. On the plus side, the science stream at local secondary schools continues to attract a large number of bright students. ... and science are not favoured subjects in schools. An increasingly smaller number of students are taking up science subjects in those countries. The [saving grace for] the United States ...

  3. Science on the edge

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and a rotating teahouse. The 38th Joint School Science Exhibition (JSSE) is being held at the Central Library in Causeway Bay. Under the theme 'Fantasy-Amusement in Science', students from 28 ... Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung encouraged students to take science seriously. 'Science is an interesting and rewarding career. You turn your dreams into reality through dedication, ...

  4. Pioneer who played key role in curriculum reform

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the times,' it said. Ko was also senior adviser to the provost at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where he was director of the Centre for Engineering Education Innovation ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must foster the global campuses of the future

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by KAR YAN TAM

    ... and for internationalisation to work, students must be integrated into their host communities. All this takes time. At the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, we have focused on campus integration. ... empathetic young people that we need for our future. Professor Kar Yan Tam is associate provost and dean of students at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ...

  6. Slim odds for those keen on university

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... immense pressure, with a completely new syllabus and admission process. The most competitive subject at Chinese University is physical education, exercise science and health, with 1,183 students ... it safe by applying for previously less competitive subjects out of fear of scoring poorly on the new exam. At the University of Hong Kong, science is the field of greatest interest in student ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Learning Curve: Liberal Studies

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... "international". Students are required to explore three themes: Self & Personal Development, Society & Culture, and Science, Technology & the Environment. The aim is to cultivate independent ... choices made by individuals have an impact on communities, local and foreign, and even on the global society. The modules on science and technology aim to show how their influence has hastened ...

  8. Excellence reaps rewards

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh Hong Kong student Janus Wong Siu-him's curiosity for learning and enthusiasm for science projects set him apart from his peers from a young age. 'I like science ... up stairs. The invention won him first place in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Youth Science and Technology Invention Competition and second place in the national China Adolescents Science ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Students beat the odds in global test

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Hong Kong students have finished in the top four places in an international study of mathematics and science, despite larger class sizes and lower morale. But they fell behind students from Singapore, who took top places in both categories. More than 360,000 students from 25 countries took part in the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (Timss) last December. ...




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