Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities

Limit technology's role in sport

Michael Phelps, a swimming world-record holder, will promote the latest hi-tech swimsuit in preparation for this year's London Olympics. This reminds us of the debate about the use of technology in sports.

Monday, 6 February, 2012, 12:00am

Whole-in-one vision for tourism

In 2010, Ken Chu and his father, David Chu, together ranked ninth in the 'World's Golf Power List' of the US Golf Inc magazine.

28 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Blind 'Happy Dance' girl gets into UC Berkeley

The blind girl who encouraged Hong Kong people to treasure life on a television commercial during the Sars outbreak with her 'Happy Dance' received a special gift ahead of her 19th birthday next month: admission to the University of California, Berkeley.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

A few lessons for Tsinghua University on raising funds and naming buildings

Tsinghua University got more than it bargained for with its publicity campaign last month to mark its 100-year anniversary.

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

University has always been open to all schools of thought

I remember the good old days at Chinese University when Charles Kao Kuen was the university's president. In those days, I was president of the united college student union.

16 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

The outsiders

Last week, I wrote in this column that, even though Ivy League and the new 'Ivy' universities such as Stanford, Chicago, MIT and Caltech are among the preferred choices for Hong Kong students, and the best in the US, local students shouldn't disregard other less well-known institutions when choosing to study abroad.

19 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Old college with new ideas

The University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte will recruit Hong Kong students to its MBA programme for the second year. Here the university answers some frequently asked questions:

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

HKU unveils design for Centennial campus

The University of Hong Kong has unveiled the architectural blueprint for its $2.5 billion campus expansion.

3 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Angry students fight to preserve campus idyll

Rethink urged on work at Chinese University

Student activists have blasted Chinese University management for turning their hillside campus into an endless construction site and betraying the ideals of the original design of the university.

12 Mar 2006 - 12:00am


With more than 4,000 institutions offering accredited degrees, the US has everything from community colleges to the Ivy League schools. More than a fifth made it on to The Times Higher Education Supplement's list of the world's top 200 universities last year

Harvard University (1)

Location Cambridge, Massachusetts

Nearest big city Boston

2 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Girl, 12, wins US scholarship

A 12-year-old girl from Jiangxi province has been awarded an annual scholarship of US$5,500 to study at Northern Arizona University in the United States, the People's Daily has reported.

Li Min-jie took the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination for the first time when she was a student at the primary school attached to Nanchang University at the age of nine.

21 Jun 2003 - 12:00am


The vice chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley) visited The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) last Friday and exchanged updates on the Sars epidemic.

Also visiting with the vice chancellor Professor Donald McQuade is Professor Arthur Reingold, division head of epidemiology and an expert on tuberculosis and infection control.

19 May 2003 - 12:00am

Berkeley official apologises for confusion over ban

A senior official at the University of California, Berkeley has apologised for causing confusion and anxiety among students and parents with a previous announcement that the university would ban students from Sars-infected areas.

17 May 2003 - 12:00am

Milestone for university

The Open University awarded its 10,000th degree and registered its 100,000th student during the 1999-2000 academic year, according to the university's latest annual report.

28 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Timely move

The library of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology recently released a pathfinder on Hi-Tech Industrial Zones (HTIZs) on its Web site at Academics, policy-makers, hi- tech professionals and members of the public would find it a timely resource, the university said.

30 Dec 1999 - 12:00am