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Higher Education

Mystery of the Chinese zombie Yalies

US universities have responded to China’s exploding demand for American higher education with branch campuses and aggressive recruiting.

Saturday, 2 March, 2013, 2:40pm

Education is key to closing Hong Kong's wealth gap

Using government census figures, Professor Chou Kee-lee, of the Institute of Education, has found disturbing inequity that could entrench the wealth gap that officials are trying to close.

22 Feb 2013 - 4:04am 3 comments

Scholarships for overseas study are an investment in Hong Kong

Whereas local universities are heavily subsidised, an overseas education is cost-prohibitive to most middle-class families. There are only a handful of scholarships that allow outstanding students to pursue degrees abroad. Even though a number of US universities now include international students in their need-blind admissions policy, most have limited financial aid for non-citizens.

21 Feb 2013 - 5:46am

China Digest, December 31, 2012

Lanzhou has begun operations of its first rapid transit line, a type of service that uses dedicated lanes and other features to improve the efficiency and reliability of buses, the Lanzhou Morning Post reports.

31 Dec 2012 - 6:11am

Oxford don says education reforms 'won't hurt' Hongkongers' chances

Secondary-education reforms that abandoned a long-running British model of schooling will not affect Hongkongers' chances of winning a place at Oxford University, its pro-vice-chancellor says.

10 Dec 2012 - 4:59am

Thousands of mainland students flock to Hong Kong for SAT exams

Mainland Chinese students flooded to Chep Lap Kok’s AsiaWorld-Expo early on Saturday morning, to take the SAT US college entrance exams, The Beijing News reported on Monday.

4 Dec 2012 - 10:01pm 5 comments

Making a good example of myself

"I'm scared," I said to my six- and four-year-old daughters at the airport on my way to a 12-day summer residency in creative writing at the University of British Columbia. "I will have to walk into the classroom and I don't know anyone." My daughters, who had been through the same ordeal themselves, gave me a hug.

2 Dec 2012 - 3:53pm

UK university to set up college in Liaoning

One of the United Kingdom's most prestigious universities, Queen's University in Belfast, is setting up a college in China. About 1,000 Chinese students will study for degrees in pharmaceutical science at the new campus in Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning province.

25 Nov 2012 - 3:58am

Mainland students may see ban on studying at foreign institutions lifted

Hong Kong is considering easing an old rule that bars mainland students from entering a full-time programme with an overseas institution while in the city.

The change would be part of an effort to establish Hong Kong as a regional education hub.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:23am 1 comment

Students need a dose of liberalism

Asian parents are obsessed with brand-name universities like Harvard and Yale. Just ask Chow Sang Sang boss Gerald Chow King-sing, who spent US$2.2 million unsuccessfully trying to get his two sons into Harvard.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:38am 3 comments

Education can tackle nursing suicides

The purpose of education is to acquire knowledge and skills, and most importantly, to develop a noble character with intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence, a positive attitude towards life, and a harmonious relationship with the environment. Such a life education is particularly important for nursing.

16 Nov 2012 - 2:20am

South Korean students helped through most important day

Military training was suspended, flights rescheduled and emergency calls reserved for latecomers yesterday as hundreds of thousands of South Korean students sat a crucial college entrance examination.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:20am

A good week for …, October 28, 2012

Taimoor Khan

28 Oct 2012 - 3:10am

How general education can sharpen Hong Kong's edge

General education, or liberal arts education, is now seen as a key to developing civically responsible and economically productive citizens. Hong Kong universities have recently commenced their new four-year programmes, which place great emphasis on general education, so it's a good time to reflect on how it may enhance the internationalisation of Hong Kong's workforce.

23 Oct 2012 - 3:09am 1 comment

Inquiring mind urged of students

A thoroughly inquisitive mind is essential for students aspiring to enter top universities, says Paul Langman, vice-principal and academic director of private British school Bellerbys College.

22 Oct 2012 - 5:42am