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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - GENDER

    Hong Kong universities lack female leadership, says pro-vice chancellor of Chinese University

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... are another story. With the exception of the Hong Kong Institute of Education, none of the city's universities have had a woman vice-chancellor or president. And across Hong Kong, there are just four women pro-vice chancellors. Professor Fanny Cheung Mui-ching, the first woman pro-vice chancellor of Chinese University, presented stark data at a workshop on women's leadership, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1239953/hong-kong-universities-lack-female-leadership
  2. News - China - SCIENCE

    Astrophysicist Wang Jianmin offers new way to measure universe

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Chinese astrophysicist looks at light from massive black holes from a different perspective New way to size up the universe Astrophysicist Wang Jianmin ... but the glare from their accompanying quasars can be so bright, so stable and so long-lived that astronomers hope one day to use them as candles to measure the size of the universe. In a paper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1205065/astrophysicist-wang-jianmin-offers-new-way-measure-universe
  3. News - China - ANTI-CORRUPTION MEASURES

    Zhejiang University vice-president arrested for alleged graft

    Posted Dec 25th 2013, 03:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters School official in charge of university's businesses suspected of malfeasance, in latest antigraft crackdown on education sector A vice-president of the prestigious Zhejiang University was arrested for suspected corruption, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday, as the government turns its anti-graft campaign to the education sector. President Xi Jinping has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1389737/zhejiang-university-vice-president-arrested-alleged-graft
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong people must not settle for anything less than universal suffrage

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 11:29am by ANSON CHAN

    ... Anson Chan Anson Chan calls on Hong Kong people not to be deterred by the pro-Beijing bias shown in the consultation document for electoral reformand voice their support for universal ... and again, that under Article 45 of the Basic Law, "the ultimate aim is the selection of the chief executive by universal suffrage upon nomination by a broadly representative nominating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1383889/hong-kong-people-must-not-settle-anything-less-universal
  5. What Special Qualities Are Universities Looking for In Students?

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 12:36pm by Cayleigh MayForbes

    ... Cayleigh MayForbes The university admission process can be daunting and intimidating to many prospective students. With so many thousands of young people keen to continue their education, getting accepted onto your chosen course can be a challenge. Universities tend to posit their minimum grade requirements for entry, but when it comes to personal qualities, it can be more complex ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1385815/what-special-qualities-are-universities-looking-students
  6. News - World - EDUCATION

    Trinity Western University's 'anti-gay' law school approved by Canada

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 10:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ottawa Christian university that expels students who don't adhere to the Bible set to open law course 'Anti-gay' Canada law school gets nod ... University in westernmost Canada received the nod on Wednesday from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada for its plan to enrol 60 first-year law students from 2016. Prominent lawyers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1386092/trinity-western-universitys-anti-gay-law-school-approved-canada
  7. News - China

    Western universities test academic ideals when setting up shop in China

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 08:34pm by NYT

    ... of the Wellesley College faculty reacted strongly when word spread that Peking University might fire professor Xia Yeliang, a Beijing critic. Xia, an economist, had visited Wellesley over the summer after the college, America's top liberal arts institution for women, signed a partnership agreement with his university. In September, 130 Wellesley faculty members sent an open letter to Peking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1379172/western-universities-test-academic-ideals-when-setting-shop-china
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Try petitioning for universal suffrage

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 05:21am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Try petitioning for universal suffrage Oh boy, there goes any hope of my getting that deputy propaganda chief's job from Beijing. They will probably now put me in the pan-democratic camp, not exactly my cup of tea either. But I just read this intriguing idea that I thought I should share. It's posted by reader michaeldegolyer. The idea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1376372/try-petitioning-universal-suffrage
  9. News - World - FOOD

    Global agriculture could have reached limits, says University of Nebraska

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 12:30am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Global agriculture could have reached its limits Industrial agriculture could be at its limits in its capacity to produce enough to feed an expanding global population according to research published in Nature Communications. The study by scientists at the University of Nebraska argues that there have been abrupt declines or plateaus in production of major crops ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1386929/global-agriculture-could-have-reached-limits-says-university-nebraska
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    University opens city's first clinical trial centre

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 05:12am by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Drugs to treat common diseases such as cancer and diabetes will be developed at new facility University opens city's first clinical trial centre The city's first dedicated drug trial centre opened yesterday to help bring new medicine to market quicker and turn Hong Kong into a regional pharmaceutical hub. Chinese University has set up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1385243/university-opens-citys-first-clinical-trial-centre

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