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  1. New university head says his youthfulness will be an asset

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The Chinese University vice-chancellor-designate, Professor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu, says his medical background will be a great asset when it comes to raising donations, and his relative youthfulness will help strengthen communication with students and staff. The university council yesterday unanimously endorsed Sung's appointment. He will succeed Professor Lawrence ...

  2. University ranking agency in bribes row

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A Shenzhen-based ranking agency has been accused of favouring a university in Sichuan in return for money, reigniting debate over the credibility of such rankings on the mainland. Citing unidentified sources, the People's Daily reported yesterday that Wu Shulian, lead author of the China University Evaluation Project, was invited to give a lecture at Chengdu ...

  3. Pan-democrats just cannot see beyond universal suffrage

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I would be more enthusiastic about universal suffrage if the pan-democrats would give some proposals on 'What next?' after it becomes law in Hong Kong. I have waited in vain for them to tell the public how the present problems will be solved when each person has a vote. The leaders mislead the public by calling for universal suffrage but never say how the people's ...

  4. Graduating to university too much for some

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... It sounds like enrolment day at a sought-after Hong Kong kindergarten, but it's not. It's matriculation day at your average university on the mainland, where the event has become notorious ... her new life at Wuhan University of Science and Engineering. Entrances to campuses are constantly blocked by streams of new students arriving with their families in cars. At Central China ...

  5. Institutions want road map for private university status

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Nine tertiary institutions want to be upgraded to private universities- a step that would allow them to greatly boost enrolment- and they have urged the government to lay down a clear route to that goal. The administration has identified education as one of six 'pillar' industries for the city and recently set aside land for private universities. But the real ...

  6. The folly of promoting 'private' universities

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... package their tutors like rock stars and pin their business appeal wholly on exam scores. In comparison, none of our universities qualify, as they are dependent on the government for land ... their business appeal derives to a large extent from their being part of prestigious public universities. Much of that will wear off if their parents are seen to be spreading their brands too thin ...

  7. Sounds of the Universe Depeche Mode (CD)

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... the only instrumental track, is a full-blown digital throwback to the group's early days. Sounds of the Universe is like a ride in Doctor Who's Tardis: a buzzing, bleeping, whirling, ...

  8. Chinese University signs earth sciences deal

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Chinese University has agreed to co-operate with the US Geological Survey on earth science projects. University vice-chancellor Professor Lawrence Lau Juen-yee said the agreement would allow its Institute of Space and Earth Information Science to contribute to the global quest to tackle pressing environmental issues. ...

  9. Chaotic queue for universities feared in 2012

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Parents and school principals are warning that university admissions will be thrown into chaos when Hong Kong's new school-leaving diploma is launched in 2012. With 74,000 ... universities will offer 29,000 places- twice as many as usual- tens of thousands could be denied the chance of a local university education. School principals are concerned that the school year ...

  10. University under fire as professor's house looted

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Peking University is in hot water again after more than 5,000 ancient books belonging to late linguist Ji Xianlin were taken from his former residence on campus. Ji Cheng, ... million). A living room window had been broken. Everything had been intact when Ji left the residence on Tuesday, he said. He alerted university authorities and police in Haidian district, in which ...




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