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Higher Education

Local MBA course rated world class

Chinese University's executive MBA programme was ranked the best in Asia and 18th in the world in a survey published yesterday.

Tuesday, 23 October, 2001, 12:00am

No shame in vocational training

Our students are paying too much attention to going to universities, even though some could do better in technical colleges. In the past, while academically brighter students went to universities, society did not discriminate against those who went to technical colleges to get vocational training.

6 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

An unsound foundation

Although the Government has put in a great deal of effort to promote foundation courses and associate degrees, it seems that students are sceptical over the programmes.

18 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

. . . and career development plans

SPACE will also launch a series of daytime two- and three-year Higher Diploma career development programmes in September, in answer to the Government's call to make tertiary education accessible to more school-leavers. On completion of the third year, students will be awarded the Higher Diploma, which is equivalent to an Associate Degree.

26 May 2001 - 12:00am

University funding body eyes wider role

The funding agency for all public universities in Hong Kong will review whether it should expand its role to regulate other higher education institutes.

The review will come as part of an overall study of higher education launched by the University Grants Committee.

12 May 2001 - 12:00am

Keeper of the cutting edge

Dr Charles Vest, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was unabashed about one of the major reasons for his brief sojourn in Hong Kong last week.

7 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Resource centre aims at smaller companies

The Tsing Yi branch of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education opened a digital enterprise resources centre (Derc) last week, and plans to play a key role in improving the technical knowledge of small to medium-size enterprises.

3 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

University challenge in wake of funding cuts

Three months ago, Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa revealed an ambitious and costly plan to enable 60 per cent of youngsters to receive tertiary education. Last week, the University Grants Committee (UGC) announced its plan to cut funding for the eight government-funded tertiary institutions. Academics and legislators have noted the two in tandem could cause the quality of education to suffer.

20 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Deserving reputation as world-class institutions

We refer to the report headlined, 'Doubt on Australia graduates' (South China Morning Post, January 12) claiming that Australian universities are manipulating exam results for fee-paying domestic and international students to enable them to pass courses, even if they would otherwise have failed.

18 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Doubt on Australia graduates

Hong Kong and other Asian students studying in Australia are not as good as their grades and are being given preferential treatment because of the fees they pay, a report claims.

12 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Degree of concern

Many employers can testify to the fact that university graduates can often barely string two sentences together in English. What is shocking is that some have earned their degrees overseas. When job applicants list degrees obtained in English-speaking universities, the reality often falls short of the promise.

12 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Matter of degrees

Higher education in Singapore is provided by two universities (the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University), four polytechnics (Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic) and Open University programmes.

13 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

10-year target for massive expansion of tertiary learning ambitious but attainable, say academics

Six out of 10 secondary school pupils will go on to higher education within a decade, the Chief Executive pledged. Tung Chee-hwa devoted the largest portion of his speech to education, describing it as the most important long-term investment.

12 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Scheme invites project proposals

A Basic Law Promotion Funding Scheme for tertiary instituions will be organised by the Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee and the Education and Manpower Bureau.

The scheme will fund projects which promote awareness and understanding of the Basic Law among students and staff of local tertiary institutes.

3 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Student intake threatened

University chiefs have threatened to cut the numbers of first-year students if no extra funding is provided for a proposed lengthening of degrees from three to four years.

17 Jul 2000 - 12:00am