North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

University has always been open to all schools of thought

I remember the good old days at Chinese University when Charles Kao Kuen was the university's president. In those days, I was president of the united college student union.

Wednesday, 16 June, 2010, 12:00am

University to empower Asian women opens

A private Asian university that aims to educate underprivileged women to become regional leaders officially opens today with 130 students attending a welcoming ceremony.

The Asian University for Women, in Chittagong, Bangladesh, is recruiting talented young women from diverse backgrounds, at least half of them underprivileged.

5 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Liberal dose of arts rounds out new graduates

One particular feature of American higher education that has caught the imagination of the world is its liberal arts.

In Hong Kong, Lingnan University is modelled on this tradition - a small college that offers a mix of broad, personalised education and subject specialisation to help create more rounded citizens.

6 May 2006 - 12:00am

Open, free and rebellious

MARIA LUK MING-YEE was struck by what she heard on her first day of orientation at Cornell University. The dean of undergraduate students told the gathering of freshmen with multi-ethnic backgrounds 'the worst thing anyone can say about our students is that they are well-taught'.

6 May 2006 - 12:00am

Learn the value of associate degrees

We should support all those in the Education Department who embrace the creation of associate degrees. Not only individuals but also society as a whole will benefit from the increase in learning opportunities which such programmes can create.

11 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

The 60-voice Nortre Dame Glee Club from United States presents concert in Hong Kong

The famous 60-voice Notre Dame Glee Club, a collegiate male music group from the United States, has shown their musical excellence to Hong Kong audiences and shared some experiences of their college life.

Founded in 1915, the Notre Dame Glee Club presents a wide range of concert music from the medieval era to the 20th century, consisting of religious, folk and school songs.

22 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

SPEED wins transfer deal

Polytechnic University's School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED) has signed an articulation agreement with the University of Michigan-Dearborn in the US to allow students who have completed courses at SPEED to transfer to degree programmes at the American university.

19 May 2001 - 12:00am

Pupils shut out of school by red tape

New classrooms at a Kowloon Tong primary school will be empty for the start of the term on Friday because of a bureaucratic wrangle.

29 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Course offers a 'practical alternative'

Pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in cyberspace could be a practical alternative for school-leavers and working adults.

The Jones International University was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS) in March. It is the first on-line university in the United States to be accredited by a nationally recognised body.

2 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Sketch campus, win prizes

A university is organising its first sketching competition for secondary students.

The Fine Arts Department Club at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CU) is behind the competition, which is part of CU's arts festival.

The competition will be at CU's campus on October 25.

6 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Chance to enjoy full college life

Former students of Hong Kong Baptist University aim to raise $1.3 million for a new dormitory.

The money will cover one-quarter of the cost of the building, to be named Alumni Hall.

The president of the university's alumni association, Philip Kan Siu-lun, said all students deserved a chance to live on campus.

26 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Student paper plans revamp

THE University of Hong Kong's student union paper, Undergrad, will remodel itself in an attempt to get closer to the student population.

The 40-year-old publication, renowned for its alternative voice, has decided to change its stance after taking into account student criticism.

10 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

HK student among new business graduates

THE American Graduate School of International Management has recently conferred the Master of International Management degree on 440 graduates.

Among those graduating was Jones Ka Hung-leung of Hong Kong.

22 Dec 1993 - 12:00am