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  1. Universities score high marks in social sciences

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com An international university ranking has given five of Hong Kong's universities high spots in social sciences. QS World University Rankings released its top universities for six social science subjects- statistics and operational research; sociology; politics and international studies; law; economics and econometrics; and accounting ...

  2. Overhaul science teaching: experts

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch 'Integrated approach better than plain facts' Scientists and educators from around the world this week called for a major rethink in the way science is taught as they unveiled a global approach that aims to boost students' science literacy. The Hong Kong Accord for Global Science Education was announced on Thursday following a two-day conference ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Summer science course for top students

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... POSTGRADUATE life science students selected from Hong Kong universities will get the opportunity to study alongside some of the world's leading scientists in the US, starting this summer. During ... fibrosis, cancer cell behaviour and the various causes of infertility. The programme is the initiative of Professor Andrew Miller, a biology lecturer at the University of Science and Technology ...

  5. Sports Science and Leisure Management

    Posted Feb 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Name: Wong Kam-kau Age: 28 Course: Bachelor of Science (Honours) Sports Science and Leisure Management School: University of Hong Kong (HKU) Graduation year: 2006 Duration of programme: Three years Young Post: What courses did you study? Wong: As the course name implies, there are two sections- sports science and management of leisure activities. Generally, sports science ...

  6. How bringing the arts to life is a carefully applied science

    Posted May 15th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... to engineering student Poon Ho-yin when he started at the University of Hong Kong after being locked into the science stream from Form Three. His first exposure was a turning point in his education ... the arts and has donated $100,000 for students wanting to claim tickets to opera or drama performances,' said Mr Tsoi, a drama lecturer. Although the Hong Kong University of Science ...

  7. Arts vs science

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and perhaps even our society. That is, the sidelining of arts and humanities in favour of science and other subjects that are somehow perceived to be more 'productive' in that they can generate more monetary income. There is, of course, no doubt that the study of science has enabled mankind to make many technological and medical advances over the years. Scientific research ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. New admission policy for HKU science students

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH NEW SCIENCE students at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) will from next year only need to choose a specialised major in their second year, according to the new dean of science ... of science will introduce the Single Admission Scheme so applicants do not need to decide straight away which science department to enter. The 400 freshmen will have a common first-year curriculum ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    University of Hong Kong scientists may have found key to longevity

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com HKU scientists may have found key to longevity If you hope to live a longer, healthier life, scientists at the University of Hong Kong may have unlocked clues to help you do just that. Scientists studying Hutchinson-Gilf ...




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