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  1. News - Hong Kong - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Cancer fears over mobile phone antennae at university in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... rank as one of the most spectacular university campuses in the world- a dramatic vista commanding vertigo-inducing views across some of the most unspoilt stretches of coastline in the New Territories. But compare the outlook from the dizzy heights of the University of Science and Technology in Clear Water Bay to that of a few years ago and you may notice that something new breaks up ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mobile phone antennae removed from university over cancer risk fears

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Campus dwellers assured radiation exposure 'extremely low', but not all are convinced University removes antennae The University of Science and Technology has taken ... and students after the Sunday Morning Post reported last weekend that mobile phone companies had paid the university to erect an estimated 87 antennae on the rooftops of residential and student blocks. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong's top two universities lose ground in latest global rankings

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com HKU and HKUST lose ground, but two prominent mainland campuses move up and are tipped to have a bigger impact in coming years Top universities slip in global rankings The city's top two universities have lost ground in the latest global university league table. But two mainland institutions have moved up, narrowing the cross-border gap, ...

  4. Slim odds for those keen on university

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com As the city's new university entrance exam system nears its launch, the daunting competition facing students- nearly 100-1 odds in some cases- has come into sharp focus, according to statistics released yesterday by admissions scheme administrators. More than 70,000 students will compete for about 15,000 places at universities in the new ...

  5. Technology university 'world class'

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology outranks its mainland counterparts when it comes to a hi-tech education, says the recent Times Higher Education ranking. The university's engineering and technology faculty ranks third in Asia, just behind the University of Tokyo and National University of Singapore, and 28th in the world. Khaled Ben Letaief, HKUST's ...

  6. HKU regains status in new university rankings

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The University of Hong Kong has regained its status as Asia's top-ranking university in the latest QS World University Rankings, months after it was knocked off the top spot by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in the same research firm's Asia survey. QS researchers said the two surveys measured institutions ...

  7. Universities go all-out to win over best brains

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau and Christy Choi The race for the best brains is on. Universities are ratcheting up the search for top international talent in a bid to cast the city as a world-class centre of learning. The University of Hong Kong hosted the second round of its 'Taster Days' last week, inviting 70 students from top secondary schools in 10 Asian countries to tour its ...

  8. University with a global vision

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As the only local research-based institution, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) aims to enhance its position, says Professor Tony Chan. 'We are dedicated to technology and science-focused research, the integration of research and education, scientific management, and technological innovation,' the university's president says. 'Not only do ...

  9. Mainland student applications to HK universities plummet

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Hong Kong universities have seen a significant drop in the number of undergraduate admission applications from mainland students for the next academic year. Applications received by Shue Yan University, the city's first private university, have fallen by half, while Lingnan University has seen a drop of 40 per cent. The University of Hong Kong, Polytechnic ...

  10. A culture of giving can help our universities excel

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The news that tycoon Li Ka-shing has pledged a whopping HK$2 billion to Shantou University in Guangdong has made headlines. It is only three years ago that he made his extraordinary donation of HK$1 billion to the University of Hong Kong. His hyper-wealthy peers have also been matching his largesse, with impressive donations in Hong Kong and over the border. A culture ...




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