Natural science programme for sub-degree holders
Chinese University will launch a new two-year publicly-funded undergraduate bachelor of science in natural sciences programme for associate degree/higher diploma graduates in the 2014/15 academic year. The programme, which includes life sciences, mathematical sciences and physical sciences, will have 50 student places. Sub-degree graduates are required to have obtained Level 3 or above in at least one science subject (or an extended module of mathematics) in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination. The deadline for application is January 2, 2014.
Oxford, Chinese University extend disaster relief alliance
A three-year collaboration between Oxford University and Chinese University in research and training in humanitarian response to disasters in Asia-Pacific (CCOUC) will continue to operate for at least five more years, after an agreement was signed by the two universities. Based in the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care in Chinese University's faculty of medicine, the collaboration centre is aimed at undertaking world-class research, forging partnerships with other institutions internationally, and developing the results of its research to benefit the wider global community. The centre has also provided technical assistance in disaster public health and medicine in the wake of tragedies such as the glacial lake outburst flood in Bhutan.
Durham School offers new funding for Chinese students
Invitations are being invited for the new Peter Lee Scholarship at the Durham School in Britain, which will provide full funding for an academically elite student of Chinese ancestry for Sixth Form A-level studies for two years starting in September. Elite musical talent, to be assessed by the school's director of music, is expected from eligible candidates. A GCSE tariff of six A* and A grades is another condition of the award. Applicants can contact the school at PS14@durhamschool.co.uk  before January 7. Linda Yeung