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A majority choosing of DSE graduates chose to enter local schools last year. Photo: SCMP

Eighty-eight per cent of graduates who completed the Diploma of Secondary Education exam last year furthered their studies, with the majority choosing to enter local schools and some 20 per cent going abroad.

Friday, 8 May, 2015, 9:08am 1 comment

Mobile phone antennae removed from university over cancer risk fears

Workmen remove antennae from UST rooftops last week, after a controversy over the number of masts on the campus. Photo: Red Door News

A memo was sent out to all staff and students after the Sunday Morning Post reported last weekend that mobile phone companies had paid the university to erect an estimated 87 antennae on the rooftops of residential and student blocks.

3 Feb 2013 - 5:36am

Cancer fears over mobile phone antennae at university in Hong Kong

Bad reception on campus

Compare the outlook from the dizzy heights of the University of Science and Technology in Clear Water Bay to that of a few years ago and you may notice that something new breaks up the horizon of outlying islands and passing yachts: dozens of mobile phone antennae.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:00am 2 comments

Concerns over long-term health effects of mobile phone antennae

There are radiation fears over mobile phones. Photo: Reuters

It is very much a modern-day phenomenon - the sprouting of mobile phone base stations or antennae in recent years has sparked a slew of concerns about their long-term health effects.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:00am 1 comment

Online learning platform Coursera to offer Chinese-taught courses

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology will launch what could be the world's first free Chinese-taught courses next year.

The Coursera online learning platform will offer science and technology in China and modern Chinese history, taught by the university professors in English, but with a Putonghua voiceover.

5 Nov 2012 - 5:45am

Hong Kong's top two universities lose ground in latest global rankings

Hong Kong's top two universities lose ground in latest global rankings

The city's top two universities have lost ground in the latest global university league table.

5 Oct 2012 - 2:31pm 6 comments

Don't rely on ranking

Hong Kong people love brand-names - even when it comes to choosing universities.

But a university coming top of the rankings and staying there, that could lead to a negative impact on the quality of education. To rank highly, academics have to do research, which means they spend less time with students.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Many schools of thought when it comes to rankings

In Hong Kong's brand-conscious society, university rankings attract much public attention. After all, universities' ranking and reputation are key considerations in many people's college selection criteria.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Update to innovate

In executive education, as in business, competition is tough and staying on top can never be taken for granted. Aware of this, the faculties behind the highly regarded Kellogg-HKUST EMBA keep every aspect of the programme - content, balance, electives and accommodation - under close review, and have made innovation and improvement a constant theme.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Course teaches valuable skill sets

Executives approaching the mid-point of their careers already have considerable experience enabling them to tackle the various industry and corporate challenges that inevitably occur. What they also tend to have is one well-honed set of skills - perhaps in finance, marketing, operations or IT - and therefore, a rather one-dimensional view of the business world.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Learning a new perspective

In 16-plus years since completing an undergraduate degree in Canada, Shanghai-born Craig Chen had risen swiftly through the corporate ranks and, in principle, saw no great obstacle to further advancement.

However, in quieter moments amid the meetings, briefings, deals and big-money decisions, one thought continued to nag away.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Family support, global rewards

Return on investment is a key metric for any business-related project, so it makes perfect sense for executives taking the Kellogg-HKUST EMBA to analyse payback from the 20-month programme in quite some detail.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Growth in online MBAs will cut cost of education

A recent attention-grabbing higher education news was the setting up of the US$60-million online-classroom venture called edX by two top American institutions - Harvard and MIT.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Fashioning a fitting career

Hoping to improve himself and his career prospects, Louis Li decided to become a part-time MBA student while keeping his dream job. Despite his tight schedule, Li wouldn't have it any other way.

After graduating from the Sha Tin Government Secondary School, Li studied at the University of Hong Kong, majoring in economics and finance.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

A beautiful mind

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Sharon Lee went to Diocesan Girls' School for her primary and secondary education, and then attended Northwestern University in the United States, majoring in learning and organisational change. Upon graduation, she returned to Hong Kong and worked at Citibank as a management associate for six years.

5 May 2012 - 12:00am