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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    Harvard stays in top spot in Chinese list of world's universities

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:30am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai Harvard holds on to top spot in Chinese list of world's universities American universities dominated the top 20 in an annual ranking of global educational institutions released by a Chinese organisation yesterday, with Harvard remaining in first place ahead of Stanford. The top 20 in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities included ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574475/harvard-stays-top-spot-chinese-list-worlds-universities
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'I was never a top student': Scholarism leader Joshua Wong to study at Open University

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Eddie Lee

    ... admitted to a politics programme at the Open University of Hong Kong, ending rumours he had secured places at a few highly sought-after local institutions. The 17-year-old student activist also ... remarkable. There were reports that the student activist was given a place and a conditional offer by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Baptist University respectively. Wong obtained a level ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572475/scholarism-leader-accepted-politics-programme-open-university
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Boy thief becomes first from his school to reach university

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by GLORIA CHAN

    ... Gloria Chan gloria.chan@scmp.com Chris Tang credits rehabilitation centre for second chance and runs 250km to prove it Boy thief is school's first university student He was once a juvenile delinquent repeatedly caught stealing. Now, Chris Tang Shun-yin has become the first student from a rehabilitation centre for problem children to get into university. Tang, 20, credits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569503/boy-thief-schools-first-college-student
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Scholarism duo among students to secure Jupas-funded university places

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:07pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Almost 64,000 school leavers learned whether they had won subsidised university spots on Friday, with only 30 per cent successful Prominent student activists Joshua Wong Chi-fung and Agnes Chow Ting both secured places at local universities on Friday, as tens of thousands of secondary school graduates found out if their applications ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569205/scholarism-duo-among-students-secure-funded-university-places-through
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New education subsidy sending local students to mainland universities

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... scheme for Hong Kong students to study in mainland universities officially got under way yesterday. Education officials expect the scheme to benefit about 1,600 secondary graduates from this year ... they finish their university programmes on the mainland. "There are many disciplines in mainland universities that are not available in Hong Kong," deputy secretary for education Brian Lo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563670/new-education-subsidy-sending-local-students-mainland-universities
  6. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Peking University students win bittersweet victory against ‘elitist’ academy

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:20pm by Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi

    ... prestigious university.  Students and faculty at Peking University, often dubbed China’s equivalent of Harvard, have campaigned for weeks online and in meetings to stop the establishment of the academy on their campus, which they felt would relegate them to "second-class" status.   The university planned to dedicate the Jingyuan Park on the university campus and six historic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1561693/peking-university-students-win-bittersweet-victory-against
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Subsidy scheme to cover students at private Hong Kong universities

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Some vocational grants would make them cheaper than public institutions Subsidy scheme to cover private universities More than 900 students in private ... College, the Open University, Tung Wah College and the Vocational Training Council, individual subsidies last four to six years. The three-year pilot scheme will support students who start ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558407/subsidy-scheme-cover-students-private-hong-kong-universities
  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    Mainland's first Chinese-Russian university will open its doors by 2015

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 02:42pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Teaching courses from Russian language to aerospace engineering, Shenzhen school will train bright minds for both countries The first-ever university jointly ... committee of the proposed Russo-Chinese University agreed on Wednesday to open its doors next year. A party official from Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) confirmed they signed an agreement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555581/mainlands-first-chinese-russian-university-will-open-its-doors-2015
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    12 stand out from university 'in' crowd with seven 5** grades

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:52pm by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Seven boys and five girls in top 1pc of their subjects lead the race for one of 15,000 government-subsidised degree places 12 stand out from university ... for local university admission increased. The 12 pupils- seven boys and five girls- got seven level 5**, or high distinction, marks. That puts them in the top 1 per cent for their subjects, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553402/one-third-over-79000-students-passed-dse-exam-authority-reveals
  10. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Students, faculty up in arms against 'elitist academy' at China's Peking University

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 05:11pm by Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi

    ... Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi The head of China’s Peking University said plans to build a new elite academy on its picturesque campus was up for debate, constituting a small victory for students and scholars who fear the prestige project would sow divisions and elitism. On Friday, the People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s top newspaper, quoted university president Wang Enge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1552001/peking-university-scholars-students-arms-against-elite-programme

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