Association of American Universities

Keep it real

Entering prestigious or Ivy League universities is the dream of many students. However, with growing competition in the global education scene, gone are the days when schools are only looking for top graders.

Friday, 1 June, 2012, 12:00am

Chinese University nears deal on Shenzhen campus

Chinese University is nearing agreement on plans to build a campus in Shenzhen's Longgang district early next year to tap into the burgeoning Pearl River Delta.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Top-class foreign universities will not necessarily raise academic standards

I could not agree more with Victoria Sung ('No need for foreign universities', August 13) replying to Kelly Yang's column ('Campus chase', August, 10).

23 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Future leaders only

Stanford Senior Executive Programme Stanford Rock Centre

The Stanford Senior Executive Programme is designed to help top executives identify and understand critical topics in the success and failure of corporate activities.

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Creating level playing field for Asian women

Most people today appreciate the importance of education, but sadly it remains out of reach for millions around the world, especially women.

One person trying to rectify this is Kamal Ahmad, a Harvard-trained lawyer who gave up his profession to set up the Asian University for Women in his native Bangladesh.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Inquiring minds

As a regular visitor from an American university, I find a network of paradoxes in Hong Kong education. Americans are proud of their higher education system for the role it has played in national prosperity and in the global progress of science. They understand why other nations turn to the American university system as a model.

5 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Elite institute may not be the best academic model for Hong Kong

Having studied at Princeton University, I read with interest Jack Teh's article on the proposed idea to create a research centre in Hong Kong on a par with Princeton's Institute for Advanced Studies ('Don't sacrifice results in quest for prestige', July 15).

My experience there compels me to offer a few comments.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:24pm

Probe of HK centre tied to bogus degrees

The Education Bureau has launched an investigation into an online learning portal run from Hong Kong after an investigation by the South China Morning Post linked it to an international web of so-called degree mills and bogus universities.

4 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

From the west, with a view to the east

For the past eight years, the head of Stanford University has had his eyes firmly fixed on the east. Only, given that his office is in San Francisco, it's really to his west.

26 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Red tape holds up the opening of new campus

Red tape has delayed the opening of the new campus of Lantau International School in Pui O, its headmaster says.

The school is still waiting for the lands and buildings departments to approve the use of its buildings, comprising three village houses, as an educational facility.

2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

High-flying undergraduates give taste of Harvard harmony on their summer tour

One of the oldest and best Ivy League a cappella groups is back in town. The Harvard Krokodiloes' annual international tour has included Hong Kong for what seems like decades now. The group, from Harvard University naturally, will be in the city until Friday.

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Foreigners play vital role: Yale chief

Foreign universities have a vital role to play assisting the mainland face up to developmental challenges, the visiting head of a leading US university said this week.

26 May 2007 - 12:00am

Abdullah won't budge on student politics ban, despite review

Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has been behind many progressive moves in Malaysian society, but one traditional taboo stubbornly refuses to wither - mixing politics with campus life.

Undergraduates are strictly barred from involvement in politics - either as members of political parties or from taking part in any political activities.

8 Aug 2006 - 12:00am


The Harvard Din & Tonics World Tour

Wearing their trademark lime-green socks and tails, the 12-man a cappella Harvard undergraduates sing American jazz standards of the 1920s-40s with a twist. Today-tomorrow,8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, $150 (members), $180 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

1 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Stanford takes 24pc of luxury mainland units

A fund managed by Stanford University recently took a 24.55 per cent stake in a 1.5 billion yuan luxury villa development in Shanghai in its first direct property investment in the city.

The project comprises 131 detached houses in a development surrounding Dingshan Lake in Qingpu district, 50km from Shanghai's central business district.

28 Jun 2006 - 12:00am