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HKU faces dorm room shortage as hostel delayed

HKU faces dorm room shortage as hostel delayed

The University of Hong Kong has made an urgent appeal to staff to share their homes with hundreds of non-local students who could be homeless due to a serious delay in completion of the university's new hostel.

Friday, 24 August, 2012, 11:28am

Professor accuses HKU of secrecy over formaldehyde threat on new campus

The University of Hong Kong has been accused of withholding information about the seriousness of health hazards on its new campus, which have made academic staff ill and may affect thousands of students who will enrol next month.

17 Aug 2012 - 4:00am

East meets West in rich new cultural exchange

EMBA-Global Asia School of Business, HKU

Success in business depends to a large extent on interpersonal skills and understanding others, particularly when operating in an international environment with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Surviveand thrive

The Student

Melody Liu had been working in banking for six years when the world was rocked by the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and the subsequent global financial crisis.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Colleges chalk out hiring plans

The expansion of lifelong-learning aspirations, existing education schemes and the introduction of four-year undergraduate programmes is fuelling a strong demand for professors and lecturers in the tertiary-education sector.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Mainland training may offer a leg-up

There was a quote among my co-workers during my days as an office worker in Canada: life begins after 4.30.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Ready for challenges

The Student

Sometimes one's job does not exactly fit one's academic training. Take Amos Yung Hing-wah. In 1998, after finishing his bachelor of social science degree in East Asian studies - which covered sociology, economics and public administration - he found a job with a Hong Kong company that outsources houseware and designer items in the mainland for European customers.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

HKU student, 14, sure of making firm friends

A 14-year-old high-achiever is confident he will bond with his future classmates after he became the youngest student ever admitted to the University of Hong Kong.

Joseph Ng Kwok-chung, who attended the International Christian Quality Music Secondary School, learned last Thursday he had secured a place on a three-year degree programme in the faculty of science.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Taking the best and making them better

The bold claim of the London Business School (LBS) is that it chooses the best and makes them better. The fact its full-time and Executive MBA programmes rank among the world's best, according to the Financial Times and BusinessWeek business education surveys, would seem to go some way to backing up this declaration.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Land of pomp and study

Home to both the Queen and cutting-edge pop music, the United Kingdom has always mixed tradition with forward thinking. With the origins of Oxford University going back 1,000 years, and with several British universities dating from the 13th to 16th centuries, the excellence of the country's education system has ancient roots.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

HKU teen seeks sense and sociability

Joseph Ng Kwok-chung, 14, the youngest student ever admitted to the University of Hong Kong, has one worry as he embarks on his higher education at an age most youngsters are still struggling through secondary: making friends.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

All ready for Everest

Twenty secondary and four university students will brave an expedition to Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain with a peak at 8,848 metres above sea level. Their trip to Tibet, from July 28 to August 12, is sponsored by local charity Yan Oi Tong in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong. The charity has taken students to the South and North Poles.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Relieved Ishaq a major star within a minority

It was 8.30am at Delia Memorial School in Mei Foo.

Ishaq Farrah Mohammad was sitting quietly in a classroom corner, looking anxious.

Her frown turned into an expression of happy surprise when her class teacher, Gordon Yu Kin-fu, handed the 14-year-old Pakistani girl her results.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Degrees of separation

Should I stay or should I go?' The Clash famously sang in 1982. This could easily apply to many Hongkongers deliberating whether to move overseas or remain in Hong Kong to study career-advancing postgraduate programmes.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Pull of knowledge

After graduating from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) with a degree in computer science, Eric Wong joined conglomerate Jardine Matheson for about a year before plugging into the telecom sector via Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN), where he has been for almost two decades.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am