City University

University bids president farewell

More than 600 City University students, alumni, staff and members of the public bade farewell to outgoing president Chang Hsin-kang at a banquet at the InterContinental Hong Kong hotel last night.

Monday, 30 April, 2007, 12:00am

Three face court over rent scam

Cheng Po-wah, 53, a senior lecturer at the Community College of City University, will appear in Kowloon City Court today to face a fraud charge for allegedly improperly obtaining HK$2.29 million in tenancy allowance from the university in a scam that involved another couple.

20 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Your money - Ruby Wong Hiu-chun

Age: 20

School: Community College of City University

Young Post: Have you ever set up a business?

Wong: Yes, last month, for our final-year project. Three classmates and I ran a French cafe - Le Petit Paris - on campus for two weeks.

All profits went to Enfants du Mekong, a French charity which helps poor children in Southeast Asia.

18 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Historians put finishing touch to internet course

Thirty leading international historians this week met at Peking University to put the final touches to an internet-based course on the growth and evolution of ancient civilisations across the globe.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Open door wider to foreign students

Hong Kong has long had an insular approach to its higher education system and it is time that there was a shift in this backward mindset. As retiring City University president Chang Hsin-kang points out today, promoting the city as a regional education hub would have substantial benefits.

6 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

We're good at hating, whether at work, home or school, survey finds

Hongkongers' interpersonal relations appear to be deteriorating, with more people finding those they meet in their daily life loathsome, according to a City University survey released yesterday.

Researchers interviewed 640 people this month on how they deal with interpersonal conflicts.

30 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the graphic that accompanied the report 'Tsang's change of tactics puts Leong on the spot in TV election debate' on pages A2-A3 yesterday, the performance ratings of the two candidates by experts Ma Ngok of Chinese University and Cheung Chor-yung of City University were inadvertently switched.

17 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

CityU staff threaten to sue over pension row

Leaders of unions claim the university is breaking employment contracts

A union representing City University staff is threatening to sue the tertiary institution for breaking employment contracts in its attempt to undo their superannuation status.

6 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Keen eye on London

A student from City University's (CityU) School of Creative Media will spend a week in Britain this summer working as a photojournalist.

Porshe Siu Wai-hang, a Year One student at CityU, won Media.UK, a joint scholarship run by the school and the British Consulate-General aimed at nurturing young photojournalists.

5 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Big fans of Korea

Jane Moon, 11, leads a group of City University students in a traditional Korean fan dance as part of a week-long celebration of her home nation's culture, language and economic development.

27 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

University teachers threaten hunger strike

Teachers' representatives at local universities have vowed to go on hunger strike if the City University does not provide more information on the fate of 150 lecturers who are rumoured to be losing their jobs within two years.

The university yesterday refused to comment on the matter, only saying that a 'workable proposal' would be released soon.

23 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Plans for women-only mosque

Concern groups for Indonesian domestic helpers have launched a campaign to push for the first women-only mosque in Hong Kong.

'Women do not have enough places for Muslim prayer in Hong Kong,' said Titien Suprupti, chairwoman of Wanodya Indonesian Club. 'Some are praying in gardens and open spaces, and we feel this is not suitable. It is crowded and noisy and uncomfortable.'

12 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Universities take in more mainlanders

Hong Kong universities continue to attract more applicants from the mainland - including some students who scored highest in maths and English in their localities.

1 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

University's $53m study 'to empower women'

City University has been awarded $53 million by the British government to work on a five-year project to fight poverty and inequality among Muslim women.

The award was made by the British Department for International Development.

10 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Marketers mean business

Final-year students at City University (CityU) applied their knowledge to real-life situations and came up with marketing strategies that were praised by the business sector.

8 Jun 2006 - 12:00am