Paul Morris

Defenders of academic freedom 'deserve a statue'

The Hong Kong Institute of Education should erect a permanent reminder of its fight for academic freedom in the form of a stone tablet or statue, speakers at a forum on the topic said yesterday.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2012, 12:00am

Fanny Law 'upset' by HKIEd saga

Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, the former permanent secretary for education and manpower who was at the centre of the row over academic freedom at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, said she was very upset by some comments made during the saga.

30 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Judgment will not 'restore trust'

The judgment on the appeal against inquiry findings into allegations of official interference at the Hong Kong Institute of Education will not restore trust between the government and academia, a legislator claims.

21 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Judges did not clear Fanny Law, former HKIEd president claims

Judges who ruled Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun did not breach academic freedom when she sought to muffle government critics at the Hong Kong Institute of Education did not clear her of the charge, the institute's former president claimed yesterday.

15 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Fanny Law didn't flout academic freedom: judges

Former official Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun did not breach academic freedom when she lashed out at critics of the government's education policy, a court has ruled.

A high-profile inquiry two years ago found Mrs Law tried to muffle criticism by teachers at the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

14 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

HKIEd title fight goes on

Unshaken by the University Grants Committee's decision to put conditions on the Hong Kong Institute of Education's bid for a title upgrade this week, president Anthony Cheung Bing-leung is confident that he can achieve its aim in three years.

21 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Broad environment for teacher training is best

For those outside the region, whether a degree-granting institution has to be called a university would seem of little consequence. There are institutions of learning the world over that have high standing and do not feel the need to change their name.

18 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Despite disappointment, HKIEd says it still hopes to achieve university status

The Hong Kong Institute of Education tried to put a positive spin on the University Grants Committee report on its future, saying it was 'a step closer to becoming a university of education', but education experts are less optimistic.

18 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Fengshen holds up institute's session on choosing vice-president

Tuesday's storm not only caused flooding and landslides - it also held up the process of appointing a Hong Kong Institute of Education academic as its vice-president.

Cheng Yin-cheong, acting vice-president of HKIEd, had planned to hold a forum with teachers and students, but it was cancelled because of Severe Tropical Storm Fengshen.

27 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

HKIEd aims for 'world-leading' research

Hong Kong Institute of Education plans to divert funding to a handful of key areas to produce 'world-leading' research centres, its president announced yesterday.

Anthony Cheung Bing-leung revealed the idea after a ceremony to officially install him in his post, which he took up in January.

27 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

David Li's family has a history of success - and controversy

In a city where those considered royalty boast proud histories of success and fortune, the Li family sit pretty close to the throne.

David Li Kwok-po's family includes a who's who of some of the most powerful names in Hong Kong - many of whom have found themselves at the centre of controversy.

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

HKIEd president to update students, teachers

Hong Kong Institute of Education president Anthony Cheung Bing-leung will hold his first forum next week since taking over the helm at the Tai Po institute in January. Professor Cheung is expected to give students and teachers at HKIEd an update on Wednesday on the institute's bid for university status and other developments.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Heat turned up in academic freedom debate

HKIEd inquest figure re-enters fray

One of the key figures in last year's Hong Kong Institute of Education inquiry has re-entered the debate with an intellectual broadside, calling for a clear definition of academic freedom and for it to be given greater protection in law.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

High Court to allow review of HKIEd probe

Judge notes lack of opposition

The High Court will review the outcome of an inquiry into alleged government interference in the Hong Kong Institute of Education's academic freedom, but is concerned proceedings may be one-sided.

As of last night, no one was in a position to oppose the government's judicial review application.

27 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

University status is key, new HKIEd chief says

Executive Councillor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung was appointed yesterday to head the Hong Kong Institute of Education, and said securing its status as a university would be his top priority.

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am