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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Rich grab more university places, study finds

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Dennis Chong

    ... Joyce Man and Dennis Chong Wealth gap in enrolment rates has ballooned to an unacceptable level in the past 20 years, says a researcher who urges help for the poor Rich grab more university places A gap in university enrolment rates between rich and poor students widened to an "unacceptable" level over the past two decades, an Institute of Education professor has ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Public schools are for officials' kids, too

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... than those from lower income groups. Of course, you can say that happens everywhere, but the numbers he came up with ought to shake us out of complacency. In 2011, the enrolment rate among richer families was 3.7 times greater than that among the poor, compared with 1.2 times in 1991. And 48.2 per cent of 19- and 20-year-olds from richer families were enrolled at universities ...

  3. Enrolment crisis looms for private colleges

    Posted Jul 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been enthusiastic about lowering the thresholds of public universities. According to Ministry of Education statistics, by 2003 the recruitment rate for public colleges had skyrocketed to 80 per ... Shi Ting Government strips them of the right to organise degree-granting examinations At least 400 private colleges on the mainland face grim enrolment prospects next year following ...

  4. CityU professor trains Chinese universities in how to teach entrepreneurship

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 12:26pm by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan For Professor Sun Hongyi, who teaches a highly popular course on innovation at City University (CityU), the Chinese kitchen encapsulates the strong potential – as well as some ... divergent and seems to show lot of creative thinking. The question is: how do we tap into this thinking style to encourage more innovation in China?” This month academics and university ...

  5. Enrolments from overseas continue rapid growth

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... Geoffrey Maslen Foreign students will comprise more than 60 per cent of enrolments in Australian universities within five decades, according to the Australian Productivity Commission. ... But even if the rate of expansion slows to as little as 4 per cent, the commission estimates that the number of foreign students will reach 1.3 million within 45 years. It says enrolments ...

  6. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Thousands of students at Liaoning university rage against dormitory 'evictions'

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 06:44pm by Chris Luo

    ... its enrolment even though it knows there isn’t room for it?” one student said. Public information from Bohai University shows 5,576 first-year students are enroled this fall – 576 more than ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Thousands of students at a Liaoning university are up in arms against the school’s plan to allegedly force them out of their dormitories to make way ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Education is key to closing Hong Kong's wealth gap

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... are trying to close. Using government census figures, Professor Chou Kee-lee, of the Institute of Education, has compared the university enrolment rates of 19- and 20-year-olds from the wealthiest 10 ... At the same time, poorer students were more likely to study non-degree tertiary courses- 30 per cent compared with 23.6 per cent of wealthier students. Overall enrolment rates reached nearly 80 per ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Local and regional universities look to offer MOOCs as trend goes global

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:39am by Kate Whitehead

    ... he says. MOOCs could also call into question the value of lesser-known universities. Doherty points to the high number of "middle and lower tier and second-rate universities ... Kate Whitehead life@scmp.com As the trend for massive open online courses gathers pace, universities from Britain and around the region are looking at ways to stamp their educational brand ...

  9. Dragon year babies bring enrolment mini-boom

    Posted Nov 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... the higher birth rate in 2000 had resulted in just over 80 more children enrolling for next September. 'Each school will only get one or two more students,' he said. The dragon year had ... Nora Tong A mini-baby boom in the Year of the Dragon five years ago has boosted the number of new school enrolments this year- but has done little to help those facing closure because ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How Chinese University vice-chancellor Joseph Sung promotes vision of holistic learning

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:49am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... resources, strengthen the Shenzhen campus and add a hospital to the university. As for how he would rate his performance so far, he thinks for a few moments and says, "60 out of 100". ... Sijia Jiang @scmp.com Chinese University's popular vice-chancellor Joseph Sung enters his second term eager to extend the institution's holistic brand of learning to its ...




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