Hong Kong University

Student scene

A 23-year-old mainland research student knocked 10 computers to the floor before threatening to jump from the eighth floor of Chow Yik Hing House, Hong Kong University. She was rescued by firemen.

Tuesday, 30 December, 1997, 12:00am

Poll shows public gloom

Satisfaction with the political, economic and social climate has slumped, a survey has found. The 1997 Review of People's Areas of Concern, by Hong Kong University, revealed people happy with political conditions dropped from 45.3 per cent to 28.7 per cent while satisfaction with economic conditions dropped from 56.2 per cent to 39.5 per cent.

30 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Ceiling crashes

Fourteen people were evacuated when the ceiling and part of the roof of a 70-year-old two-storey Hong Kong University staff hostel collapsed. No one was hurt.

10 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Teachers must be offered better prospects

I have recently resigned from a teaching post in a local secondary school (where I was employed on local terms) to pursue a research degree at Hong Kong University.

During my four years as a teacher I became increasingly frustrated by the complacency and bureaucratic ineptitude that typify the way education policy is conducted in Hong Kong.

21 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Unionist No 1

Unionist Lau Chin-shek is the most popular member of Legco, according to a Hong Kong University study.

28 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Old birds could be better, say scientists

Researchers at Hong Kong University trying to find a Hong Kong super-chicken will expand their techniques to conserve other species, such as endangered animals.

And the work could reproduce 'ancestor' chickens with even better taste and texture than the currently sought-after native Chinese birds, they said at a presentation of the project yesterday.

28 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Student slashed

A Hong Kong University medical student, 25, was slashed across her stomach when she fought off a man trying to rob her in Sassoon Road, Pokfulam.

23 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

University retirement fund system unfair

THE letter from Tim Moore, 'Ill-judged legislation threatens benefits' (South China Morning Post, December 8) gave a good summary of the problems currently facing the Hong Kong University Staff Terminal Benefits Scheme (STBS).

9 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Student burnt

A SCIENCE student suffered burns to his hands in a fire on a staircase at Hong Kong University last night. The blaze, caused by the burning of about 10 grams of sodium metal, activated the sprinkler systems on the sixth-floor staircase of the Chong Yuet Ming Building. Ko Po-hung, 25, was taken to hospital by fellow students and was in satisfactory condition last night.

1 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Campus Post

IN yesterday's Campus Post, we stated that Professor Rudolf Wu Shiu-sun taught at Hong Kong University. In fact, he is at City University. The ecotoxicology conference we said would be held at Hong Kong University from January 22 to 25 will be held at City University.

20 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Appeal for centralised TV system

THE rise in student population and the expansion of the campus in recent years has prompted a call at Hong Kong University for a new centralised television network system for effective communication and better linkage.

15 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Students must see sex videos

I REFER to the article about the showing of sexually explicit videos to fourth-year medical students on the medical sexology course at Hong Kong University (Sunday Morning Post, November 20).

4 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

HKU women rowers end CU run in varsity race

CHINESE University retained the men's trophy in the annual Intervarsity Rowing Championship on the Shing Mun River, but Hong Kong University broke their three-year dominance by winning the women's race.

The CU rowers had won both the men's coxed eights and women's coxed fours for three years running, but this time their women's crew failed to extend their winning streak.

23 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

HKU women finally end CU monopoly

CHINESE University retained the men's trophy in the Intervarsity Rowing Championship on the Shing Mun River yesterday but Hong Kong University broke their dominance by winning the women's race.

The CU rowers had won both the men's coxed eights and women's coxed fours for three years running but this time their women's crew failed to extend their winning streak.

19 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Notices markedly different

SINCE May, customers have not had to put their bags on a shelf before they can go into Swindon Bookstores, in Hong Kong University.

On the door of the bookstore, there is a Chinese notice.

It says that the shop assistants keep a good lookout for shoplifters and it advises customers to take care of their own property.

13 Jul 1994 - 12:00am