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  1. Going viral

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... site, public health issues are never far from the city's headlines. But how do public healthcare professionals begin to tackle problems of such immense scope and complexity? According ... are 'technical competence, imagination and guts.' And, she adds, 'a can-do attitude is absolutely essential.' 'Most of the public health issues that we are grappling ...

  2. Trouble ahead over proposal to end small-house policy

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com New Territories villagers and social science academics say the woman tipped to be the next chief secretary will spark huge controversy with her ideas to end ... already had a blueprint to reform the welfare system when she was director of social welfare, but failed to implement it because she had no power to control other departments, said Nelson Chow ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Students learn and gain from giving

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and aesthetic development; 'R' for relationships and social development; and 'E' for energy and wellness. 'We believe that students serving society, and, particularly, ... and co-chairman of the steering committee for promoting personal development through social and civic engagement. The university will set up an endowment fund of HK$100 million to support students ...

  5. Australia offers visas to students who go beyond big cities

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... Geoffrey Maslen The Australian government is to offer foreign students visas to take up apprenticeships outside major cities, reflecting a report that blames the nation's skills shortage on a lack of emphasis on university education for young Austral ...

  6. Skills shortage hits both trades and professions

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... Australia is facing a shortfall crisis in the professions as well as the trades with the number of students starting undergraduate courses at university diving by more than 10,000 over the past four years. Employers are already finding it difficult to rec ...

  7. Not enough greens on city's plates

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau Helene.franchineau@scmp.com Hongkongers are health-conscious but nine out of 10 do not eat enough fruit or vegetables. They take too little exercise because of their long working hours, and almost a third are obese. These are among the ...

  8. Recession offers chance for a fresh start

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... a postgraduate degree that opens the door to a new life. 'Past experience has shown us that, in times of economic recession, people re-evaluate their careers and more want to study social work,' said Mok Bong-ho, head of the graduate division for social work in the social science faculty at Chinese University. 'In view of this financial tsunami, I would anticipate the need ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Pupils with special needs neglected I agree with the letter by Adrian Cheng ('Give students with ADHD and dyslexia the chance to grow before it's too late', August 21). My daughter has learning difficulties and I received comments from teac ...

  10. Inspired out of Africa

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP cadets Thomas Chan and Candace Kwan Fifteen Hong Kong students visited Uganda last month to help nurture the East African country's young citizens as future leaders. The group from Chinese University of Hong Kong's (CUHK) S.H. Ho College made ...




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