Hong Kong universities are now gearing up for the Research Assessment Exercise, imported from Margaret Thatcher's Britain. Academics are required to choose their four "best" publications over the past six years; these will be evaluated by committees of experts, who will then rank different academic departments as to their research productivity. Highly ranked departments will get more money; poorly ranked departments will get less money, with implications for individuals' jobs and futures.Monday, 22 April, 2013, 1:58am 3 comments
Returning from an international conference held in Washington Yuan Yaxiang , one of the mainland's best-known mathematicians, felt bad.21 Aug 2012 - 2:00am
China was, in its distant past, a leader in scientific innovation, but this withered amid isolation and stifling bureaucracy.2 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
University leaders from 15 Asian countries will be in Hong Kong next week to discuss issues facing the higher education system. The three-day QS Asian Pacific Professional Leaders in Education conference will examine how global and regional education partnerships can help Asian universities improve and how they can make higher education more widely available.7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Doubts over university scrutiny of academics
Baptist University has been urged to set up an independent investigation into allegations of 'self-plagiarism' involving three articles by academics from its school of Chinese medicine.2 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Union leaders have accused Baptist University of double standards for refusing to extend the contract of an associate professor whom they describe as 'outstanding'.17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
New technology brings with it new cultural problems, new solutions and even new professions at a speed previously unheard of.11 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
FIFTEEN HONG KONG researchers have joined a global movement to boycott publishers that refuse to make their reports available online for free.11 Sep 2001 - 12:00am
I refer to the report headlined, 'Families sacrificed for 10-hour days' (South China Morning Post, May 12), which suggested that family problems could be caused by workaholic parents, because such parents spend less time with their children and other family members.2 Jun 2000 - 12:00am
THE domination of the American model of business management theory is to be challenged by a new body promoting the work of Asian academics.
The Asia Academy of Management begins its inaugural conference tomorrow, with more than 160 scholars from across the world expected to attend.27 Dec 1998 - 12:00am
Tips on submitting academic papers to journals.
Read each journal's 'information for author's' sheet. If you submit a manuscript to more than one journal, make sure each submission conforms to each journal's format.10 Dec 1998 - 12:00am