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  1. Young universities win more global plaudits

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com For the second time in a week, Hong Kong universities have performed well in an international survey of the world's best young institutions. Four ... Portugal, Italy and Greece- countries with no representatives in the top 200 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings- have entries in the young universities list. The rankings ...

  2. City tops 'best young universities' league

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in an annual international ranking of universities. In the latest QS Intelligence Unit rankings, two of the city's universities topped the list of the world's 'best young ... Technological University is fourth. 'The fact that three of the world's top 10 young universities are from Hong Kong is a remarkable statistic that highlights the rapid speed at which its ...

  3. Young minds, fresh out of the box

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Just months away from the launch of four-year degrees in September, Hong Kong universities have made great strides in developing new courses and faculties for an expanded curriculum that aims to produce graduates who can a ...

  4. We must not turn our backs on young people

    Posted Jul 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's future lies in its young people. Yet surveys this week on suicide and gambling suggest many of them are not getting the care and nurturing they deserve. Both studies raise ... There has also long been concern expressed about the growing number of young people taking drugs; it's the reason a pilot programme to randomly test high school students began in Tai Po a year ...

  5. Young inventors on top with taxi adverts

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Shieh City taxis may soon sprout animated advertisements on their roofs, thanks to a team of undergraduates from the University of Hong Kong. The team's taxi-top advertising concept won the grand prize last Saturday in the Young Entrepreneurs Development Council's 2007 business plan competition, beating more than 180 other Hong Kong teams to take home HK$30,000. ...

  6. Culture wilts on the shelf

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to a whole generation of young minds, choosing instead to use mechanical methods of evaluating achievement. 'They are surely failing in what should be one of the prime functions ... 'We'd like to see competition and accountability, but the new funding model will only see departments fighting one another,' Stephen Chan Ching-kiu, dean of Lingnan's arts faculty, ...

  7. HK universities fear losing their life at the top

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... costs. University of Hong Kong dean of education Professor Stephen Andrews shared the worries. He said that with resources spread thinner, it would be harder to attract and retain top academics. ... makes young academics think twice about coming to Hong Kong, and significantly increases our difficulties with retention. This is a major issue that needs to be seriously addressed.' ...

  8. The Planner

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in and Lee Chun-chow directs Santayana Li's play about a young woman who goes to Taiwan to look for her estranged mother but comes to realise that what she truly seeks is a home. A HK Arts ... The Musical Spring-Time Experimental Theatre's musical bio-drama loosely based on Canto-pop group The Wynners about five young men who fulfil their dreams by starting a band. In Cantonese. Feb ...

  9. A school for thought

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for some of its graduates, including prominent businessman Stephen Ng Tin-hoi. Ng was among the earliest batch of Hong Kong students to study liberal arts, back in the 1970s, when he won ... easily to the new learning model. 'Maybe because I was very young at the time, I found it easy for me to adapt to any new challenges,' he said. 'The comprehensive learning model ...

  10. English standards being hit by 'teacher bashing'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... and confidence among teachers and a 'drastic decline' in the number of them prepared to take up the subject, a consultant to a major study has warned. Dr Stephen Andrews, associate professor ... The result was that there had been a 'drastic decline' in the numbers of young people applying to train for the profession as well a low sense of effectiveness among serving teachers. ...




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