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  1. Top universities need to pay top salaries

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Victor Fung Keung After 168 years, market forces are finally coming to our universities. It's late but late is better than never. Hong Kong universities have been delinked from government pay scale and structure since 2004 but so far most local university heads are walking with government officials in tandem. When civil servants get a pay rise, professors and lecturers get ...

  2. University aims to be a world leader

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis Inaugurated by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology has quickly established itself as an international graduate-level research institution, dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific research and collaboration. Officially opened in September last year, the multibillion dollar university is home to a faculty, staff ...

  3. More university students sit IELTS test

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam About 11,800 final-year university students sat the International English Language Testing System in the last academic year, an increase of 5 per cent on the previous year. Eighty-seven per cent scored between six and 7.5, which is considered 'competent' or 'good'. The average was 6.69 out of nine. Students from the University of Hong Kong topped ...

  4. Green university set to rise from desert sands

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford in Abu Dhabi The world's first university specialising in green energy is to be built in the desert sands of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Funded ... and become the world's leading producer. Some of this funding will flow into the university, which is being run in conjunction with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Some other ...

  5. Stargazing event to show wonders of the universe

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The largest collective stargazing activity ever organised on the harbourfront will be held this evening to kick off a series of events to mark International Year Astronomy 2009. About 100 telescopes will be placed along Avenue of Stars on the Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront promenade at 6pm, giving members of the public a chance to get a glimpse of the universe ...

  6. University's founder 'in a hurry' to make brainchild a global institution

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch When Limkokwing University of Creative Technology launched its Piccadilly campus in London last year, Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi was on hand to celebrate the opening of the country's first university in Britain. In his speech, Mr Abdullah said to the university's founder and president, Lim Kok Wing: 'You seem to be in a hurry.' ...

  7. University's mainland graduates paid most

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiffany Lam Mainland graduates from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have found jobs paying far more than local graduates, the university's latest survey ... per cent. This was the university's first large-scale attempt at pinpointing the employment situation of its mainland student body. Edmond So Wai-chung, general manager of Besteam ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... HKU welcomes back education professor The University of Hong Kong hosts a briefing to introduce Professor Mark Bray (left), the first holder of its new Unesco chair in comparative education, to the media. The university says Bray's field of expertise is the study of private supplementary tutoring, a sector ...

  9. CUHK feels heart of Africa

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In response to Uganda's dire state, 15 students from the SH Ho College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) went on a 14-day social service trip to the country in July. The mission ... the handbags and accessories they had made, Tsang says. In the future, according to university officials, CUHK hopes to use the talents of its business students to help the Ugandan women market ...

  10. Configuring land of the future

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... engineer degree holders. Graduates from the long-running Master's of Science in Geomatics programme at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University are frequently recruited. The minimum academic ... university, the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, a technical institute or college, or the equivalent. New recruits are not necessarily required or expected to gain professional ...




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