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  1. 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 ...

  2. Tang to increase university graduates

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at university from 18 per cent now to 25 per cent in five years. Hilary Hau Yung-yung, a second-year, government and laws degree student at the University of Hong Kong, welcomed having more university graduates. 'Higher education in Hong Kong has matured and we no longer focus only on elites,' she said. 'Tang's proposal answers the demand for more university spots. But I doubt ...

  3. Parallel universe

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Yung Swiss architects Caroline Wuthrich and Geraldine Borio set up Hong Kong-based Parallel Lab- an architectural office and laboratory for urban research in Asia- in 2010. As part of this year's Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of U ...

  4. University students told to broaden their horizons

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Local university students should set their sights beyond Hong Kong, the outgoing chief of the funding body for universities said yesterday. Laura Cha Shih May-lung, who will step down as chairwoman of the University Grants Committee in September, said local students at Hong Kong's universities generally lacked vision or aspirations. 'Most ...

  5. Top HK medal hope barred from University Games

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Medal hopeful Hayley Chan Hei-man has appealed against a decision ruling her ineligible for next month's World University Games in Shenzhen because of doubts about her student status.The first-year student at Hong Kong University, who is at a training camp in Europe preparing for the 'Sail For Gold' regatta in England, was told ...

  6. University raises HK$709m in grant exercise

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The Chinese University of Hong Kong raised most donations in the fifth matching grant exercise. It raised HK$709 million, followed by the University of Hong Kong with HK$666 million. Both universities receive HK$220 million, the ceiling amount. The eight UGC-funded institutions, the Open University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Shue Yan University, with Hong Kong Academy ...

  7. Website language lets down universities

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the huge faces of the king staring down from every angle. Our great universities in Hong Kong also have faces we show to the world. First, there is the admirable academic face- strong faculty, ... universities through our websites. The text that appears has often been prepared by writers for whom English is a second language. Understandably, they occasionally slip up in their phrasing of ideas. ...

  8. HK$10b university hub planned for border loop

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Joyce Ng

    ... details of the plan for the 870,000-square-metre area, which belongs to Shenzhen but is managed by the Hong Kong government. At least five local universities have expressed interest in opening new ... institutions to set up a new campus or faculty, or even a new university, Ling said. The facilities, to open no sooner than 2020, will accommodate 24,000 students, half of whom will live in dormitories ...

  9. US Congress advisers concerned about pace of universal suffrage

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung An advisory panel to the US Congress has expressed concerns about Hong Kong's delay in introducing universal suffrage and what it claimed was widespread media self-censorship. 'US interests in Hong Kong are based, in part, on the state of human rights conditions and democracy, including the assurance of a free press and the movement towards universal ...

  10. Universities want cash for joint research

    Posted Nov 08th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung and Elaine Yau A long-time ban on research funds being used across the border may be lifted, according to two members of the University Grants Committee. ... universities. University researchers here have warned that Hong Kong's universities are lagging behind scientifically and need to share more resources with mainland counterparts. While Hong ...




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