Edward Chen

Universities brace for overcrowding

University students face overcrowding at the start of the academic year in September, as an unprecedented 30,000 school pupils prepare to begin undergraduate studies.

Thursday, 19 January, 2012, 12:00am

Fugitive don receives HKU award in absentia

Famed Hong Kong economist and US fugitive Steven Cheung Ng-sheong did not show up to collect a teaching award from the University of Hong Kong last night.

The HKU Faculty of Business and Economics honoured Cheung for 'exemplary contribution to economic education in HKU'.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Class Notes

Students to take part in computer art contest

More than 900 Primary Four to Secondary Three students from 72 schools are competing in the 21st Century Competence for Youth (IT in Visual Arts) Competition at City University today. Integrating visual arts with information technology, they will get 21/2 hours to use design software to create artworks.

8 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Work ethic lacking in HK graduates: poll

A slack work ethic and narrow world view are among the major problems that are characteristic of Hong Kong university graduates, according to a poll of secondary school principals and the public released yesterday.

27 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Lingnan head upset by negative labelling

Lingnan University's outgoing head, Edward Chen Kwan-yiu, says the labelling of the university as inferior by secondary school educators continues to upset him. Speaking at a farewell gathering yesterday, Professor Chen said he was proud of his role in nurturing 'most probably the happiest university students in Hong Kong'.

6 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

University president launches lecture series, to praise from famous students

Lingnan University president Edward Chen Kwan-yiu received an absolution of sorts from one of his former students yesterday as he launched a lecture series at the University of Hong Kong.

16 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

The quest for excellence in academia

I had a lot of sympathy last week for everyone involved in the process of finding a new president for City University. There were two shortlisted candidates, both popular with the university council, but neither managed to attract the three-quarters support needed. This came after students and faculty complained about being left out of the exercise.

16 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Living in is all about taking part

Orientation ceremonies at Lingnan University come and go every year, as in other public tertiary institutes in Hong Kong, but this year's was a bit different - it was the last time president Edward Chen Kwan-yiu addressed eager new faces before stepping down next year.

2 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Let others take the hi-tech route, we're doing just fine with lo-tech

'Government policies on land, technology and education were at the heart of a catalogue of failures spanning 40 years, Lingnan University president Edward Chen Kwan-yiu said yesterday.'


June 7

AN INTERESTING THESIS this, but it doesn't quite hold up on closer scrutiny. Let's start with Professor Chen's contention that we are hooked on property.

8 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

University chief lashes triple policy blunder

Absence of party politics blamed for what academic calls myopic decisions

Government policies on land, technology and education were at the heart of a catalogue of failures spanning 40 years, Lingnan University president Edward Chen Kwan-yiu said yesterday.

He also said the absence of party politics was to blame for short-sightedness in policymaking.

7 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Leadership not for the public to judge

Of all the meaningless surveys, the one that takes the biscuit is the recent opinion survey on the public ranking of local universities and their leadership commissioned by Education 18.com and conducted by the University of Hong Kong's Public Opinion Programme.

27 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Ugc review finds room for improvement at lingnan

Lingnan University has 'considerable scope for further development' in its teaching and learning quality, according to a UGC review.

22 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Economist cautious over recovery signs

A leading economist has cast doubt on the sustainability of Hong Kong's recovery, saying the latest rebound is fuelled purely by a psychological feel-good factor.

Lingnan University president Edward Chen Kwan-yiu warned that people should not overestimate the positive impact of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa) on the economy.

29 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Press Council protection backed

Nearly 60 per cent of people would support laws to protect the Press Council from libel suits when the media watchdog criticises newspapers for breaching media ethics, according to a survey released yesterday.

The survey, commissioned by the council, found 59 per cent of 1,004 respondents rated the ethical standards of local newspapers as mediocre.

27 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Credible evidence

I agree with the comments made by Lingnan University president Dr Edward Chen Kwan-yiu in the story headlined, 'Students lectured for their lack of drive' (South China Morning Post, November 8).

24 Nov 2000 - 12:00am