National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Graduates like 'security' of state jobs

Nearly half of university graduates on the mainland see state-owned companies and government agencies as ideal places to work because they provide better fringe benefits and more job security, a survey has found.

Wednesday, 27 June, 2012, 12:00am

Students stage dormitories protest

Eighty Baptist University students braved heavy rains yesterday to stage a protest in the courtyard of a vacant building as part of a campaign to persuade the government to convert it into dormitories.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Do the right thing

Thomas Burish, provost of the University of Notre Dame, recently visited Hong Kong as part of a tour to establish collaborative ties with educational institutions across China. It is a timely move, as mainlanders make up about a third of the 650 foreign doctoral candidates at Notre Dame, which has had a 10-fold increase in applications from mainland students over the past five years.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


Number of students not top priority

I would like to address some assertions made in the report ('Arts college lacks students', April 9) concerning the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and to confirm the university's long-term commitment to Hong Kong.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Exercise, anyone? No, not me

'Hundreds of sports shoes lined up along the corridors of our dorms made for a spectacular sight!' says Mr Chen, 36, a teacher at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, recalling his college days.

'Every day, as soon as the bell rang for dismissal, we rushed back to our dorms, changed into the shoes and headed for the football field.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Designing the city's future

At least two exhibitors at the Education & Careers Expo are hoping to help train the artists and designers of the future.

9 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Los Angeles

As of the 2010-11 school year, the number of Chinese students enrolled at US universities was at an all-time high. According to the annual Open Doors report from the Institute of International Education and the US State Department, there are now about 158,000 young people from China on college campuses across the nation, up 23 per cent from the previous year.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

SCAD ups the ante for HK design

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has well-established university campuses in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States, and in Lacoste, France.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Partners in law

To help cultivate the global perspective of its students, the School of Law at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has signed pedagogical agreements for overseas study opportunities with two leading universities.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Chinese University nears deal on Shenzhen campus

Chinese University is nearing agreement on plans to build a campus in Shenzhen's Longgang district early next year to tap into the burgeoning Pearl River Delta.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

A school for thought

Hong Kong has been overwhelmed by American cultural icons, from Starbucks and the iPhone to sending children to top universities in the United States, such as Harvard, Yale and MIT. But at least one aspect of US culture has made little impact here: its many top-notch liberal arts universities, which are often called colleges.

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Top-class foreign universities will not necessarily raise academic standards

I could not agree more with Victoria Sung ('No need for foreign universities', August 13) replying to Kelly Yang's column ('Campus chase', August, 10).

23 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Future leaders only

Stanford Senior Executive Programme Stanford Rock Centre

The Stanford Senior Executive Programme is designed to help top executives identify and understand critical topics in the success and failure of corporate activities.

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Artists can drive economy

To pursue an artistic career in Hong Kong is no longer a romantic dream. The government has been striving to develop cultural and creative industries as one of the six pillars for economic growth, while companies regard art as a fashionable medium to promote customer goodwill.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Unlocking the Gates

Unlocking the Gates by Taylor Walsh Princeton University Press HK$240

Think of how much of your daily business is done via the internet. So can we get a university education - or at least part of one - online too?

13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am