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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The power of a good education

David Schmittlein, dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management, embraces a simple idea that gives him a strong sense of purpose and motivation: he believes that a good school of business management education helps to empower and inspire managers with ideas.

Saturday, 24 December, 2011, 12:00am

University competition welcomed

Plans to make universities compete for a greater share of research funding and undergraduate places have won acceptance from the chiefs of all eight publicly-funded institutions.

But academic staff unions have warned of building discontent among members, while some university heads called for changes to make the new bidding exercises less damaging to smaller institutions.

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Universities forced to vie for fewer research grants

Funding chiefs are pushing universities to compete for cash in a plan to cut by half the research block grant.

The University Grants Committee will slash - over nine years from the start of the next funding cycle in 2012 - HK$1.3 billion annually from the research block grant and set up a new 'competitive' bidding process to allocate the funds.

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Humanities will 'lose out' in new funding regime

Arts and humanities academics fear changes to the way university funds are allocated could see their disciplines lose out as yet greater emphasis is placed on science and medicine.

The changes are planned for the 2012-13 academic year and will see HK$750 million per year taken out of a total block grant of HK$10.8 billion for the city's eight publicly-funded universities.

27 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Be the master of your destiny

The latest title by executive coach and podcast host Stever Robbins is not intended for workaholics cursed with the tendency to condemn themselves to a soulless life.

6 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

New student dormitories pass hurdle

8 May 2009 - 12:00am

Review promised on grants for IT advisers

The Education Bureau pledged to review IT grants made to schools at a Legislative Council meeting this week.

2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Lantau school gets go-ahead for campus

An international school will open a new campus on Lantau Island on Monday, a week behind schedule, after the Education Bureau finally gave it the green light.

Lantau International School in Pui O was advised yesterday that it had been granted registration as a school and that the crucial document would be issued today.

6 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Tsinghua-MIT deal is a winning ticket

Young people share their experience of the mainland

Name Robert Yu Shun-ling

Age 28

Place of study School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing

Course International MBA (English)

9 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Integrate to educate

Few people would disagree that building Hong Kong into a 'regional education hub' makes eminent business sense. With the mainland economy continuing to charge forward, China's hungry companies are woefully short of trained professionals in management, business, legal, accounting and financial services to fill their corporate ladders.

7 May 2007 - 12:00am