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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Mainland students may see ban on studying at foreign institutions lifted

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... an old rule that bars mainland students from entering a full-time programme with an overseas institution while in the city. The change would be part of an effort to establish Hong Kong ... the long-standing rule on student visas, Hong Kong does not allow mainlanders to get a tertiary education from a foreign-run provider unless it has a local partner. The restriction does not apply to other ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't deny students in need the benefits of small-class teaching

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by PETER BLATCHFORD

    ... Peter Blatchford Peter Blatchford argues that the targeted use of small-class teaching should be extended to secondary schools, as research shows that it can benefit students most in need ... to be resisting the same approach in secondary schools. If reducing class size for primary students is a good thing, why is it not also good for secondary students? For over 30 years I have been ...

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    University banding system failing students

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Banding doesn't put the right students in the right universities Last week, it was reported that students admitted into Polytechnic University's higher diploma programme in civil engineering actually scored better in the Joint University Programmes Admissions System than students admitted into the bachelor degree version of the same subject. This is intriguing, as local ...

  4. Self-funded tertiary education options can create financial burden for students

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... There is only a limited number of places available at University Grants Committee-funded institutions for those students who recently got their results in the A-level and Diploma ... UGC-funded places. That is an 11 per cent articulation rate. Whether universities intentionally mislead prospective students is debatable, but the truth is that few students can transfer ...

  5. Renowned university attracts HK students

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the century-old university was looking for. Split between campuses in the cities of Vancouver and Kelowna, and with some 4,000 staff overseeing 54,000 students, UBC has won itself a reputation as one of the best research and teaching institutions on the continent. Hong Kong students are attracted as much by the breadth and depth of the programmes on offer, as by the fee structure, which ...

  6. Mainland study subsidies for students and academics

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lilly Zhang lilly.zhang@scmp.com Thousands of local students and academics will have more opportunities to study at top mainland universities after authorities signed a letter of intent ... Kong students and academics to pursue studies and research on the mainland each year. It will also subsidise 7,000 students and academics to take part in summer exchange and visit programmes ...

  7. Taiwan makes it easier for HK students

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students in Taiwan, said that removing the requirement for liberal studies aimed to provide more opportunities for Hong Kong students who performed ... 15,000 places for students from Hong Kong and other countries this year. Lee said the number of applications from Hong Kong was already twice that of last year's 600. She said Taiwan ...

  8. Ethnic-minority students decry huge exam fees

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Huge fees are deterring ethnic-minority students from sitting a more advanced level of overseas Chinese-language examination, making them less competitive when it comes to applying for a university place or a job. They say it is not fair that they have to pay eight times more than local students to sit a Chinese-language examination which ...

  9. Students make their mark in the marketplace

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com The best lesson awaiting secondary school students in running a Lunar New Year's stall is learning how hard it is to make a dollar, according to a teacher at the Victoria Shanghai Academy. Students from the school will be running a business at the Lunar New Year Fair for the first time this year, selling yellow and orange dragons that can ...

  10. Students play it safe by going to UK universities

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam maggie.tam@scmp.com More local students are going to university in Britain, thanks to the changes in Hong Kong's education system. The first batch of students under the new ... their future and regard overseas universities as their safe haven. Among them is Karen Tam, a Form Five local student who has decided to seek a place to study in Britain rather than entering her final ...




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