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Educational Stages

Teachers to protest over vouchers

Kindergarten teachers are planning to take to the streets on Sunday to renew their demands for an immediate review of the government's voucher scheme.

Friday, 22 May, 2009, 12:00am

Inequities cast cloud on voucher scheme

Three-year-old Maris Mak Wan-sze and her brother Thomas Mak Yiu-nam, 6, from Sham Shui Po go to the same Mong Kok nursery school for the same number of hours a week and are both entitled to help with the fees.

22 May 2009 - 12:00am

Australia in A$5.3b boost

The Australian tertiary education sector has welcomed the federal government's decision to provide an extra 50,000 university places and significantly boost research funding.

This week's federal budget allocated A$5.3 billion (HK$31.5 billion) to tertiary education, research and innovation over the next six years.

15 May 2009 - 12:00am

Students put hopes in internships

To prepare themselves for a job and gain work experience, university students are seeking internships.

Liu Huixi, a senior student at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, has been sending out his CV to different companies since the start of the term. But the response has not been encouraging.

7 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Push for review of kindergarten vouchers

Legislators have passed a motion demanding an immediate review of the kindergarten voucher scheme after hearing a catalogue of complaints about its operation from principals and teachers.

21 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Universities see rise in postgraduate applications

Universities have seen an increase in applications for postgraduate programmes this year as students take shelter from the economic crisis.

Several institutions have extended the deadline for applications by a month or two to cope with demand.

16 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Associate degree graduates say budget ignored jobs concerns

A union representing associate degree students is complaining that the budget failed to include them in a proposal to set up an internship programme for university graduates.

More than 20 associate degree students marched to the Legislative Council on Tuesday to protest at what they see as favouritism towards university students.

7 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Review off to late start

A major review of higher education in Hong has been launched by the University Grants Committee - two years after its scheduled start date.

7 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Be sure you make the right choice

Before you make the decision on whether to take a master's degree, have a good look at your situation and be absolutely sure that the programme you have chosen is the right one for you. Spending a year or two, perhaps even longer, on a master's degree is a time-consuming and often expensive exercise. Ask yourself these four questions before embarking on your degree:

14 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Research develops critical skills

With many of the world's countries gravitating towards knowledge-based economies, PhD graduates are proving their worth in ever-growing numbers. They are fast shaking off the traditional perception of being out of touch with the real world and showing how their wealth of transferable skills can add value to businesses.

10 Jan 2009 - 12:00am