Chadwick helps Cruz to top of trainers' ladder

Lucky Omens

Tony Cruz was on a Christmas spree at Sha Tin, coming off a winning double midweek to land a Sha Tin treble that saw him join reigning champion John Size at the top of the trainers' premiership ladder.

Sunday, 23 December, 2012, 3:43am

Relief for Mosse as win by a nose saves him from big fine

Gerald Mosse

The difference between winning and losing was a flared nostril when Chancellor edged out Jimson The Best - but the narrow margin was also the difference between a relatively small fine and a far more serious penalty for winning jockey Gerald Mosse, who weighed-in overweight.

23 Dec 2012 - 3:43am

Quotes of the week

Many professionals are dealing with it so the issue ... is none of the ICAC's business

Henry Tang Ying-yen on the probe into his illegal structures

We want to work together with the other countries for the good of the euro

French President Francois Hollande after meeting German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Tight rein on who Merkel meets

German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel has been denied a visit to a liberal Guangzhou-based newspaper's newsroom and prevented from meeting a prominent human rights lawyer in Beijing.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Class Notes

HKU chair professor appointed inaugural pro-vice-chancellor

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Better balance sought in assessing arts research

Arts researchers at the University of Hong Kong want the government's funding body to stop assessing their output purely by volume.

They say that simply counting the number of books written and the frequency with which they are quoted is an unfair measure of their work.

26 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Tung aide points to 'defects' in report

There were 'substantial procedural defects' in the panel's report, according to a written submission by Andrew Lo.

In a three-page submission prepared by solicitors' firm Fred Kan & Co, Mr Lo's lawyers highlighted the fact that he was not a member of the university. The lawyers said Mr Lo 'reserved all rights in respect' of these 'defects'.

7 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Treading warily in uncertain legal waters

If the University of Hong Kong moves to sack its vice-chancellor, Professor Cheng Yiu-chung, after today's crucial meeting of its governing council, it will be embarking on a course that is fraught with legal uncertainty.

6 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

'Dictatorship' fears rejected as panel backs university's reform

A university management shake-up which has triggered fears from lecturers and students of the possibility of dictatorship by senior staff has been backed by an outside review body.

The panel under the University Grants Committee has reviewed management work at the University of Hong Kong and backed reform led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Cheng Yiu-chung.

1 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Chancellor tells local students of a millennium wired for education

Online education will continue its sweeping expansion as universities enter the new millennium, local graduates of a Scottish university were told.

5 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Dons rise against 'dictatorship'

Lecturers at the University of Hong Kong have rounded on their vice-chancellor, claiming a management shake-up would turn his job into a 'dictatorship'.

Vice-Chancellor Cheng Yiu-chung will be given wider-ranging powers under the reforms, including authority over other administrators and the ability to choose and appoint pro-vice-chancellors.

13 May 1998 - 12:00am

Tedium, by degrees

I must say I felt a twinge of sympathy at the news that Tung Chee-hwa is trying to decline the great honour of being the chancellor of all six local universities.

For readers not familiar with the ancient terminology used in university management circles I should perhaps explain that the person who actually runs the place is known, confusingly, as the vice chancellor.

31 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Top director takes up duties

Professor Lee Ngok has assumed office as executive director of the Vocational Training Council.

Professor Lee has served as the council's executive director-designate since mid-March. Professor Lee, 57, is an outstanding academic, a productive researcher and a well-respected tertiary education chief executive officer.

6 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Staff lose 'golden rice bowl'

ABOUT 1,000 senior City University staff are to lose a guaranteed annual pay rise under a proposal for yearly performance appraisals.

Recommendations include giving a double increment to staff with good appraisals and withholding rises from those with bad ones.

10 Sep 1995 - 12:00am


WE said in a story printed yesterday that Professor Cheng Yiu-chung was the Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University. In fact, he holds that post at the City University.

19 Apr 1995 - 12:00am