Legco urges universities to review the pay of senior managers

A strongly worded report published by the Legislative Council yesterday called for higher education institutes to review pay packages received by senior management.

Thursday, 20 November, 2003, 12:00am


Nominations wanted

8 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

University shifts strategy to keep pace with information engineering

The Department of Electronic Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has been renamed the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering to better reflect a shift in emphasis.

14 May 1999 - 12:00am

Students seek term change

Polytechnic University students are demanding that their terms start and finish earlier so they can compete with other graduates seeking jobs.

Weeks or even days could make a difference, they say, as students would then enter the job market at the same time as competitors from other universities.

The Polytechnic University is considering the matter.

5 May 1999 - 12:00am

Education given a lift

China has developed a well-established, multi-disciplined and quality-assured system of higher education, mainland representatives told an academic gathering.

A seminar to share developments in quality assurance systems in China, Britain and the United States was organised by the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation.

20 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Swelling of institutions first engineered in 1989

THE swelling of the British universities was announced in January 1989 by Kenneth Baker, then education secretary, who wished to widen access to an elitist system.

His target was to raise the number of school-leavers in higher education from fewer than 15 per cent to a third by the year 2000.

8 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Celebrations mark major milestone

THE 10th anniversary of City Polytechnic Hong Kong marks a milestone in the institute's short history.

The polytechnic has come a long way over the last decade, but students and staff will not be dwelling on past achievements, according to Professor Joseph Cheng Yu-shek, chairman of the 10th anniversary committee.

1 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Rethink on election plan

A HONG KONG Polytechnic lecturer said yesterday he would rethink his plan to contest next year's Legislative Council election now that the move might cost him his job.

Hung Wing-tat, lecturer in the civil and structural engineering department, said he needed to balance his responsibility to his family against the public interest.

28 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Delay forcing a panic choice

ADELAY in announcement under an education admission scheme is forcing students to opt for alternative study choices rather than be left with nothing in the end.

14 Sep 1994 - 12:00am


WHAT saddens me about all the mud-slinging aimed at the Hong Kong Polytechnic is that it has affected the learning environment of the one group of people who matter most: the students.

In all the public allegations I have heard, and all the press comments I have read, not once has anyone mentioned the well-being of the students.

5 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Polytechnic should have public inquiry

IN your front page article, ''Lecturers call for Poon to go'' (South China Morning Post, June 1), you quote the polytechnic associate director as saying: ''The polytechnic never did, and never will terminate a staff member's contract, merely because he or she made a complaint about the management.'' This remark looks as though it is designed to cast a slur on Mr Sofield, by insinuating that t

4 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Sacked lecturer threatens legal action

THE Hong Kong Polytechnic lecturer whose contract was terminated after making complaints about his department is considering suing the institution.

31 May 1994 - 12:00am

Morality before money

MOST people have a rosy view of our universities and polytechnics as centres of careful teaching, sober research and the earnest pursuit of knowledge. At worst, they may suspect an ivory tower remoteness from the real world in which the rest of us have to make a living.

31 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Direct offers from institutes

TERTIARY institutes will have to start making their diploma offers directly to applicants beginning Thursday without going through the central admission unit if their vacancies are not filled today.

21 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Polytechnic staff upset over closure

THE Hong Kong Polytechnic has informed its specialist marine staff that they will be made redundant and will close its marine engineering course by 1995.

8 Sep 1993 - 12:00am