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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong universities decline across the board in global ranking list

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of Science and Technology dropped six places to 40th and Chinese University dropped seven places to 46th. The National University of Singapore, which this year rose to 22nd from 24th last year, ... at the Institute of Education, said Singapore, South Korea and the mainland all encouraged their researchers to cite other studies done in their territories, while Hong Kong had no such policy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594142/hong-kong-universities-decline-across-board-global-ranking-list
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Cash-rich universities in Singapore, South Korea eclipsing Hong Kong institutions

    Posted May 12th 2014, 11:36pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Universities in neighbouring countries reap rewards of investment in higher education by taking the No 1 and 2 spots in Asian standings Singapore and S Korea usurp HK's top ranking Hong Kong universities have been eclipsed at the top of the Asian rankings by institutions from Singapore and South Korea, countries that have poured money ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510881/cash-rich-universities-singapore-south-korea-eclipsing-hong-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    City's parents keen to send children overseas

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Danny Mok

    ... per cent) and Turkey (87 per cent). Mainland China was seventh with 85 per cent, Singapore ninth with 82 per cent, while Taiwan came tenth with 68 per cent. About half of parents in two ... Brazil, Canada, France, India and Mexico. Pollsters found that Australia was the most expensive destination. Average fees and living costs were HK$326,221 a year, followed by Singapore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589751/citys-parents-keen-send-children-overseas
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Should Hong Kong learn from Singapore in subsidising private preschools?

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 12:00pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Singapore? Singapore's model of government-subsidised private education operators may offer some lessons for Hong Kong in terms of making education more affordable for poorer families, said a Singapore-based education group.  With its first Hong Kong kindergarten opening in Tai Tam last month, EtonHouse International Preschool's tuition fee ranges from a monthly average of HK$5,500 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1450623/hong-kong-should-follow-singapore-subsidising-private-preschool-says
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Chicago business school opens Cyberport campus before moving to heritage site in 2018

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... for public registration. It will also organise nondegree programmes costing an average of HK$60,000 and lasting up to a week. The school moved its only Asia campus from Singapore to Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576270/chicago-business-school-opens-cyberport-campus-moving-heritage-site
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong trails rival Singapore in students' English skills

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com While Hong Kong has stressed bilingualism as a key goal, the city falls far behind Singapore in English literacy, with no remedy in sight A city of broken ... behind its key rival, Singapore. Singapore has a much higher proportion of people who are literate in English, according to Amy Tsui Bik-may, chair professor of language and education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1142100/hong-kong-trails-rival-singapore-students-english-skills
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    UCLA chief says HK students beat American peers

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... chancellors in Hong Kong, whose role is ceremonial. He said 29 Hong Kong students would begin studies at UCLA this autumn, along with 290 from mainland China and 51 from Singapore. He said competition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545205/ucla-chief-says-hk-students-beat-american-peers
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Outspoken academic Cherian George takes up post at Hong Kong Baptist University

    Posted May 10th 2014, 02:59am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Zhongshi, confirmed George's appointment on an initial contract of three years. George's move to Hong Klong comes after he was twice denied tenure at Singapore's Nanyang Technological ... Hong Kong at 61 and Singapore at 150 out of 180 nations. Guo said: "It was the unanimous view of the selection panel that George will be a valued asset to the international journalism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1508715/outspoken-academic-cherian-george-takes-post-hong-kong-baptist
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Fewer Hong Kong teens expect to complete university

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com More 15-year-olds in Singapore and South Korea believe they will go on to complete university Fewer HK youths expect to graduate, study says Less than half of 15-year-olds in Hong Kong expect to complete a university education, compared with more than 80 per cent of their peers in South Korea, a study shows. The city also trails rival Singapore, where more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1222458/fewer-hk-youths-expect-complete-university-compared-singapore
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Guanxi' crucial in kindergartens' forays into mainland China

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in mainland ways for preschools On the mainland, guanxi- simply put, one's connections- determines the success or failure of a business, going by the experiences of two Singapore-based education groups. One made it while the other flopped, all because of the way they related to the authorities. "In Singapore, we tend to schedule a meeting before everything else, but in mainland China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466872/business-success-mainland-can-be-measured-relationships

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