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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Asian universities are set to improve in world rankings, says expert

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Liz Heron

    ... from just under 5 per cent to nearly 25 per cent. The student body stands at some 30 million, and is expected to grow by 10 million up to 2020. "That is an enormous number of people," says Marginson. "There are going to be so many middle-class families seeking education that China's capacity will be stretched. The volume of East Asian outbound students going ...

  2. More ESF students gain HK university places

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron The number of English Schools Foundation students gaining university places in Hong Kong has risen by 50 per cent this year- the first in which the International Baccalaureate Diploma was taken across all ESF secondary schools. Of 95 students who won places, 44 go to the University of Hong Kong and 34 to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. ...

  3. Students voice opinions

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Ten students from Hong Kong are today set to attend a planning summit for student involvement in schools with their counterparts from Portsmouth in Britain. The youngsters, from six secondary schools and one primary, are joining a celebration of Student Voice, a British Council initiative to encourage student participation in schools, that is being held in Fratton ...

  4. Storm adds to tension for Form 5 students

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Liz Heron, Mimi Lau

    ... Elaine Yau, Mimi Lau and Liz Heron Thousands of anxious students are due to pick up their Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination results today after months of waiting- weather permitting. The nail-biting tension was especially high because students had to wait until 5am to find out whether the release of results would be postponed due to Severe Tropical Storm Goni. Results ...

  5. Students with dyslexia ace exams to score university spots

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Two students with dyslexia have overcome their learning difficulties to win university places after scoring top grades in their A-levels. John Tung Lap-chun, 18, and Thomas Mak Cheuk-hang, 19, each took five A-level exams this summer. They are the first students with the condition known to qualify for entry to universities in Hong Kong, according to support groups. Mr Tung, ...

  6. International exam no obstacle for local student with a perfect score

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron It was a sleepless night for dozens of final-year students at King George V School in Kowloon when results of the school's first-ever International Baccalaureate Diploma ... believe them. I would have been happy if I had got a 40.' Vincent, who has won a scholarship to study mathematics at Warwick University in Britain, was one of three students from the school ...

  7. Student bags third prize in French writing contest

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron A 15-year-old student has won third prize in an international French writing contest with a short story about a Renaissance masterpiece. Timothy Lee Ching-yin, who attends HKMA David Li Kwok Po College in Mong Kok, beat more than 900 students from 20 countries to bag the prize in the competition funded by the French government. Students aged 13 to 20 had to submit ...

  8. Europe appeals to foreign students

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron An online portal with information about degrees, scholarships and student life at more than 4,000 universities and colleges across Europe has been launched by the European Commission. The website, targeted at foreign students, is offered in six languages including English and Chinese and includes online application systems. It also has details of degrees ...

  9. Legco wants more student places

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron The Legislative Council has passed a motion calling on the government to raise the cap on the number of publicly-funded undergraduate places for students. The motion, which also ... of publicly-funded university places had remained fixed at 14,500 since 1994 and was causing a bottleneck in university admissions for qualified students that would worsen when four-year degrees were ...

  10. Biotech lab to spark student interest

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... people's awareness of science.' About 110 teachers and 2,000 students have attended classes at the lab, which has two teachers funded by the Quality Education Fund and equipment, including ...




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