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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Fewer Hong Kong teens expect to complete university

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com More 15-year-olds in Singapore and South Korea believe they will go on to complete university Fewer HK youths expect to graduate, study says Less than half of 15-year-olds in Hong Kong expect to complete a university education, compared with more than 80 per cent of their peers in South Korea, a study shows. The city also trails rival Singapore, where more ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Lower tuition fees at Hong Kong universities may tempt UK students

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... if they knew what the city's universities had to offer. That's according to students contemplating coming to the city in the belief that it will work out cheaper than studying at home. ... at Polytechnic University last summer. "The courses looked brilliant- easily one of the best, if not the best," she said, comparing the university to others she looked at. "Another benefit ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong universities ranked highly but lack international students

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Hong Kong's universities are ranked highly but they lack international students. A chronic shortage of hostel beds is a major drawback Why Hong Kong universities are a foreign concept Hong Kong's elite universities are basking in global recognition. But despite high rankings for outstanding teaching and research, one thing is lacking ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    We need to hear more, not less, from our intellectuals

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:27am by George Chen

    ... and at weekends I am a student at the University of Hong Kong who hopes to survive a four-year doctoral programme and someday be called Dr. Chen. How do I feel about the dual identity? It's ... Kristof's recent column in The New York Times- " Professors, We Need You! "- in which he urged university professors and academic researchers to be more actively involved in politics ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    City Scope: a parallel universe

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by CLARISSA

    ... Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore in Beijing Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore in Beijing A parallel universe What links milk powder, Apple gadgets, lobsters and Louis Vuitton bags? Border smuggling, of course. Every day, thousands of mainlanders travel across the border to buy coveted products to sell back home for profit. Hong Kong boasts cheaper prices, the latest technology (the iPhone ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Surge in first-year entrants on first day of university term in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by KRISITE WONG, JOLIE HO, JOHNNY WONG, HELEN YU

    ... Kristie Wong, Jolie Ho, Helen Yu and Johnny Tam The buses are packed and hostel places limited amid a surge in first-year entrants at universities Students fight for space on a crowded first day The academic year kicked off yesterday in cramped style, with some students complaining of limited campus hostel spaces and long lines for buses, as the city's universities ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Legco candidates vow to lobby for universal pension scheme

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Backing for universal pension scheme An overwhelming majority of Legislative Council election candidates from across the political spectrum have vowed to lobby the government for a universal pension scheme. This emerged from a poll conducted by a group lobbying for such a scheme who believe the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance scheme ...

  8. Young universities win more global plaudits

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com For the second time in a week, Hong Kong universities have performed well in an international survey of the world's best young institutions. Four Hong Kong universities made the inaugural Times Higher Education list of the 'Top 100 Under 50', published yesterday, reaffirming that the city's investment in higher education ...

  9. University challenge

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... By the end of this month, a select band of Hongkongers will have dispatched their scholarship applications to one of Britain's leading universities, looking to shave a substantial slice off the GBP9,000 (HK$112,238) that is pretty much the standard charge for fees nowadays. A degree from a British university virtually ensures a top professional career to the holder in his ...

  10. Universities rise in the global ranks

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The academic reputation of Hong Kong's universities is on the rise, an international survey has found, but researchers say institutions must defend academic freedom if they are to improve their rankings. The latest Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings rated the University of Hong Kong 39th in the world, up from 42nd in the first ...




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