Higher Education

Global pitch on content leads to joint ventures

Globalisation is the name of the game. While business schools worldwide are doing their utmost to internationalise their course content, teaching staff and student bodies, another trend is moving towards joint ventures linking two or more institutions.

Saturday, 10 January, 2004, 12:00am

Industry takes on a global perspective

With tourism taking off again, local schools are serving up specialisation courses to meet the demand

10 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Business reputations put to test in India

An examinations scam has rattled the top institutes of management

India's reputation for creating top-grade professionals in its business schools may be at risk with the uncovering of a nationwide scam involving admission examinations.

28 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Reward offered as police build profile of campus bomber

Police have put together a profile of the culprit in last week's explosions at two Beijing universities, and established how he built the bombs that injured nine people.

A reward of up to 300,000 yuan (HK$282,600) is being offered for information on the blasts at Tsinghua and Peking universities, according to an internal document distributed to Tsinghua officials yesterday.

5 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

HKU PLANS CONSULTATION ON PANEL REPORT

The University of Hong Kong has launched an intensive consultation exercise with staff and the local community before reaching any decisions on recommendations of the report, Fit for Purpose, produced by the Review Panel on University Governance and Management. The consultation will last until April 15. Contact Eric Ng, secretary to the review panel, on 2241 5864.

1 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Tours give a glimpse of tertiary life Down Under

Each year hundreds of Hong Kong students are introduced to life at Australian educational institutions through scholarships and study tours offered and organised by the non-profit Australia Education Association (AEA).

A typical study tour gives Hong Kong students a two- to four-week glimpse of the Australian way of life while discovering universities in the country.

20 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Shared resources to go online

Members of the global university network Universitas 21 have agreed to share their teaching and learning resources on medical and health sciences.

16 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Academy and comprehensive curriculum sought to nurture talent

A visual arts academy should be set up and more arts classes offered in primary and secondary schools to nurture talented youngsters, the Culture and Heritage Commission suggests.

In its consultation paper released yesterday, the commission says an academy would be crucial to the 'comprehensive and 'coherent' development of visual arts training.

7 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

CityU paper electrifying

A postgraduate student at City University, Yum Tsz-yin, has won in the Institution of Electrical Engineers' Paper Contest (Young Members' Section) for postgraduates in Hong Kong and Macau, with his work on wireless communications. Yan also won first prize in the Third IEEE Hong Kong AP/MTT/LEOS Postgraduate Conference.

2 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Fine art on a grand scale

'Obvious to obscure art - and everything in between' will be on show in an enormous graduation exhibition by 50 artists at the Hong Kong Arts Centre over the next three weeks.

The show will feature work by the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) graduates of the Hong Kong Arts Centre in collaboration with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT).

25 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Foreign experts 'should assess SAR institutions'

The president of the Polytechnic University (PolyU) has called for overseas experts to assess the strengths of tertiary institutions in line with recommendations in last month's higher education review report.

4 May 2002 - 12:00am

Foreign experts 'should assess SAR institutions'

The president of the Polytechnic University (PolyU) has called for overseas experts to assess the strengths of tertiary institutions in line with recommendations in last month's higher education review report.

3 May 2002 - 12:00am

Academics oppose categorising universities

About seven out of 10 higher education workers are opposed to moves to split universities into research and teaching-oriented institutions, a survey has found.

25 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Expand and diversify vocational courses to improve labour quality, says commission group

Hong Kong risks losing out if it limits its investment in higher education to the 18 per cent of youngsters who manage to win a place at university each year, an Education Commission (EC) working group member has warned.

19 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Tertiary education vital for city's future

The key to better productivity and innovation lies in tertiary education and continued learning, says Professor Lee Ngok, executive director of the Vocational Training Council.

More Hong Kong people will have to receive a tertiary education if the SAR is to become a truly competitive and innovative city, Professor Lee says.

6 Nov 2001 - 12:00am