Students, not institutions, will improve English classes

Learning English can be a parental obsession, a student's headache and a businessman's opportunity. 

Monday, 11 March, 2013, 10:34am

Cambridge place becomes even harder for foreigners

One of Britain's most senior education officials has expressed concern that the country's tough new immigration rules for foreign students may deter applicants.

Leszek Borysiewicz (pictured), the vice chancellor of the University of Cambridge, said he was worried that the new rules might portray Britain as unwelcoming to overseas students.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Oxford comes looking for scholars

England's famous University of Oxford wants the best and brightest students. That quest brought its vice-chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, to Hong Kong last week to recruit some academic stars.

20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


Amid a busy events calendar and thriving pub culture, punting on the River Cam is the quintessential experience in this bustling English university town.

23 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

University challenge

They're the holy grail for the ambitious, the talented and the driven. Steeped in centuries-old tradition and considered bywords for academic excellence, Britain's Oxford and Cambridge universities have their pick of the creme de la creme from the thousands of students who cross their fingers and post an application from across the globe.

29 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Scholars head to Oxbridge

Six students in the region have won Jardine scholarships to study at Oxford and Cambridge.

The winners are Mie Wong Mei-wai from Hong Kong, He Ping and Michelle Jin Wenchao from the mainland, Jiang Yingxin and Ivan Chen Yiming from Singapore, and Pattanum Achakulwisut from Thailand.

4 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Hood looking to take more from the rich

Calm, steady and determined, University of Oxford vice-chancellor John Hood is arguably the right candidate for the mammoth task of pushing through a series of controversial reforms at the venerable 900-year-old institution.

12 May 2007 - 12:00am

Stanley Ho donates HK$39m to Oxford to boost Chinese studies

Tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun has donated GBP2.5 million (HK$39 million) to Britain's University of Oxford for Chinese history studies.

8 May 2007 - 12:00am

Riverine rivalry

THE BOAT RACE on London's River Thames between England's most famous universities, Oxford and Cambridge, first took place in 1829. The idea came from a student at Cambridge called Charles Merival. One of Merival's best friends, another Charles, Charles Wordsworth, was a student at rival university Oxford.

21 May 2003 - 12:00am


March 25, 1978

30 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Cambridge life for trio

Three outstanding students tasted the fruits of success when they received the Prince Philip Scholarships to study at the University of Cambridge.

Vivien Yeung Kar-ying, Shirley Sin Siu-suen and Patrick Choi Ming-tai received their scholarships from David Li Kwok-po, chairman of the executive committee of the Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong.

16 Sep 1998 - 12:00am


UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG Number of places: 2,294.

Hall fee per year: $6,034 - $6,156 for the university-administered halls. Charges in privately-funded halls are slightly higher.

Facilities: bed, wardrobe, dining room with refrigerator, karaoke room, study room, washing machines, restaurant and nearby sports centre.

2 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Oxford applicants sought

The Rhodes Trust wants applicants to take up scholarships at Oxford University from October next year.

One scholarship is awarded annually to a student from Hong Kong. Applicants should be Hong Kong residents aged between 19 and 25 on October 1, next year.

They should have an honours degree.

12 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Oxbridge's final fling for summer

MEMBERS of the Oxford and Cambridge Society will no doubt be brushing up on summer ball etiquette even though the event they will be staging at the Hong Kong Country Club on Friday is billed as an Autumn Ball.

Since the action will take place from 8 pm to 3 am we are puzzled that one of the bits of the entertainment on offer is 'Croquet on the Lawn'.

18 Oct 1994 - 12:00am