Harvard University

Top UBS banker Zhao Ju takes sabbatical for Harvard politics course

The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Photo: Harvard

Zhao Ju, currently China Co-head for UBS, will take a sabbatical of up to 12 months from the end of this year when he will become a visiting fellow in the class of 2014 in the prestigious John F. Kennedy School of Government at the famous university in the United States, according to two sources close to Zhao.

Wednesday, 23 October, 2013, 3:26am 6 comments

Happy campus: Learning online no substitute for real thing, says Dr Drew Faust

Photo: Reuters

The president of Harvard University, Dr Drew Faust, has expressed confidence in the future growth of online learning, citing an international education among its advantages.

18 Mar 2013 - 10:51am 1 comment

Demand still huge says man sued over Harvard offer failure

Mark Zimny

A "pretty well-known family" in Hong Kong is still on the books of American consultant Mark Zimny, who is being sued by a disgruntled client whose sons failed to get into Harvard university.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:41am

'Financial upheavals' ate up US$1m of Gerald Chow's money, court told

Mark Zimny

An American college-admissions consultant who received US$2.2 million from a Hong Kong family to support their sons' education in the United States says more than half of the money has been lost in investments.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:31am

Who said it?

U.S. consultant Mark Zimny

In nine out of 10 cases, the wealthier the parents, the less attention is paid to the children

U.S. consultant Mark Zimny, who is being sued by a tycoon for failing to get his son into Harvard university


I'm a guy who tells the truth all the time

9 Nov 2012 - 3:14am

At Harvard, Gerald Chow took tutoring to the extreme

Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Photo: AP

Wouldn't you jump at the chance to study at the august John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard? I know I would, at least until I started looking into the calibre of some of its graduates.

24 Oct 2012 - 7:14am 7 comments

Scientists suggest Moon made from Earth

An image of the full Moon. Photo: AP

A new theory put forward by Harvard scientists suggests the Moon was once part of the Earth that spun off after a giant collision with another body.

In a paper published on Wednesday in the journal Science, Sarah Stewart and Matija uk said their theory would explain why the Earth and Moon have similar composition and chemistry.

18 Oct 2012 - 3:05pm

Hong Kong couple sue US professor after sons' Harvard rejection

Harvard University. Photo: AFP

A Hong Kong couple are suing a US-based college admissions consultant for failing to get their two sons into Harvard University as he had allegedly promised, according to reports.

10 Oct 2012 - 6:43pm 1 comment

Jeremy Lin 'lines up' Nike deal with Harvard

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets is said to be in talks with Harvard University for a co-branded product line. Photo: Xinhua

Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin and his alma mater, Harvard University, are in talks to create a co-licensed merchandise line, two people with direct knowledge of the negotiations said.

4 Oct 2012 - 3:28am

No excuse for plagiarism

Journalist Fareed Zakaria. Photo: Reuters

What is the value of originality? Apparently, not much, if the recent reinstatement of journalist Fareed Zakaria is any indication. Last month, Zakaria admitted plagiarising the work of another writer, Jill Lepore, resulting in a suspension at Time magazine, where his column ran, and CNN, where he hosts a show and whose website ran parts of that column.

5 Sep 2012 - 7:38am 1 comment

Keep it real

Entering prestigious or Ivy League universities is the dream of many students. However, with growing competition in the global education scene, gone are the days when schools are only looking for top graders.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Creating level playing field for Asian women

Most people today appreciate the importance of education, but sadly it remains out of reach for millions around the world, especially women.

One person trying to rectify this is Kamal Ahmad, a Harvard-trained lawyer who gave up his profession to set up the Asian University for Women in his native Bangladesh.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Inquiring minds

As a regular visitor from an American university, I find a network of paradoxes in Hong Kong education. Americans are proud of their higher education system for the role it has played in national prosperity and in the global progress of science. They understand why other nations turn to the American university system as a model.

5 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Be the master of your destiny

The latest title by executive coach and podcast host Stever Robbins is not intended for workaholics cursed with the tendency to condemn themselves to a soulless life.

6 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

HKBU students discuss global issues at Harvard conference

A 16-member delegation from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is taking part in a model United Nations conference organised by Harvard University in the United States.

The 54th Harvard National Model United Nations Conference began in Boston yesterday and ends on Sunday.

15 Feb 2008 - 12:00am