Hong Kong Shue Yan University

Private institutions face deluge of applications

Privately funded institutions are dealing with a flood of applications as pupils who face missing out on one of the limited number of subsidised degree places seek a convenient, if expensive, alternative.

Saturday, 21 July, 2012, 12:00am

A tried and tested four-year formula

Most of Hong Kong's universities have spent years restructuring their learning programmes under the new 3-3-4 education system. But not Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU), which has been offering four-year courses for more than 30 years.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

All talk and no action on the policy front

As a gesture of its departure from positive non-intervention, the government has identified six key industries as new growth engines for Hong Kong's future development. If the administration pursues this policy in earnest, it might be the beginning of an industrial policy for the government, and a new direction for the economy.

2 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Everyone deserves to graduate

Name Dr Henry Hu Hung-lick

Occupation Founder and president of Shue Yan University

Star sign Capricorn

On my playlist Classical music and Shaoxing Opera

Hobbies Hiking

The man

25 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Chu Hai pins hopes on next academic year

Chu Hai College of Higher Education is hoping to obtain university status in the next academic year, its president said this week. The college began offering accredited degree courses last month after receiving approval last year.

4 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Shue Yan launches double degree in tie-up

Shue Yan University this week launched its first double degree programme in collaboration with a mainland university. The bachelor of law and business is to be run with the Chinese University of Political Science and Law in Beijing.

13 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Laws 'not serving associate-degree providers'

Laws governing post-secondary institutions fail to cover those offering associate-degree programmes and need revising, a college of technology head said this week.

Chan Cheuk-hay, president of the Hong Kong College of Technology, said a law to govern post-secondary institutions enacted during the 1970s failed to meet the needs of associate-degree programmes.

29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Open University clears grant's 'floor' level

The Open University has received HK$90 million in private donations this year for the matching grant scheme.

The university now has enough to go beyond the 'floor' of HK$45 million to get guaranteed government matching and can fight for a share of the larger pot.

23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

HK$135m budgeted to secure Olympic meeting for city

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Matching funds scheme extended

Legislators yesterday approved extending the HK$1 billion matching grants scheme to two private universities from January. Previously only University Grants Council-funded institutions were eligible to take part.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Class Notes

Nursing educators' conference draws an attendance of 200

17 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Support to extend funds to private universities

Lawmakers yesterday opened the door to allowing private universities to join a HK$1 billion funding scheme previously applicable to only publicly funded tertiary institutions.

13 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Proposal to expand university funding

Bureau suggests extending matching grants scheme to privately-financed institutions

The next round of the matching grants scheme could be extended to include Open University of Hong Kong and Shue Yan University next year, according to documents submitted to the Legislative Council this week.

10 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Finding a new life of peace and tranquillity

Young people share their experience of the mainland

Name Samuel Sin Hin-cheung

Age 26

Studying Master's in Chinese Language and Literature

Location Peking University

At the former site of the Qing dynasty royal gardens, master's student Samuel Sin Hing-cheung satisfies a craving for knowledge of ancient China.

29 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

University couple to be honoured

Educators Henry Hu Hung-lick and his wife, Chung Chi-yung, founders of the city's first private university, will be conferred honorary doctorates by the Institute of Education. They are being honoured for their 'years of matchless stamina and persistence', which led the former Shue Yan College becoming a university.

14 Sep 2007 - 12:00am