Postgraduate Education

A difficult first assignment: finding the funding

Taking the plunge to go back to school after several years in the professional arena can be a daunting prospect, and the considerable costs involved can make it all the more intimidating.

Saturday, 3 November, 2007, 12:00am

Universities cannot progress until nepotism is weeded out

I am a former member of the standing committee on language education and research and refer to the article by executive councillor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung ('Smart power', October 29).

2 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland students flocking to Australia

Mainland students graduating from Australian universities now far outnumber those from any other country, according to the latest figures released by the federal Education Department.

This is the second year mainland students have dominated graduation figures in Australia following a lowering of immigration barriers. Malaysia previously held the top spot.

20 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Chinese fill up more postgrad posts in UK

About 20 per cent of postgraduate students at some universities in Britain are now Chinese with institutions visiting the mainland up to six times a year to recruit, a new survey has shown.

The study of more than 50 universities found each institute had about 550 mainland students on average, representing 4.5 per cent of the total student population.

27 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Chinese fill up more postgrad posts in UK

About 20 per cent of postgraduate students at some universities in Britain are now Chinese with institutions visiting the mainland up to six times a year to recruit, a new survey has shown.

The study of more than 50 universities found each institute had about 550 mainland students on average, representing 4.5 per cent of the total student population.

26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Scholarships take doctoral candidates to US

Local science student on overseas sojourn is working closely with space agency Nasa on monitoring air pollution using satellite imagery, with a specific view to Hong Kong

GENEROUS SCHOLARSHIPS have allowed doctoral degree candidates to further their research in the United States.

13 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

A tradition of serving overseas students

AN EDUCATION at a traditional university in Britain was once an exclusive privilege. Entry was determined in part by religion and gender, while inherent bias and the limited number of places kept others well outside the gates.

That was before the University of London made a point of welcoming women, non-Anglicans and overseas students in the early 19th century.

1 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Students may sue over tuition fees

Two university student unions are considering taking legal action against the government over the overcharging of tuition fees for the past five years.

The unions, from Baptist University and City University, want officials to arrange a refund and to cut fees in coming years.

8 May 2006 - 12:00am

Australia faces mainland challenge

China's lavish spending on universities and European reforms pose risk for lucrative global market

China's growing economic power and its massive spending on building new universities will have a dramatic impact on Australian higher education, according to federal education minister Julie Bishop.

6 May 2006 - 12:00am

High-flying achievers head back to school

Postgraduate degrees are becoming hot assets, and professionals who want to study further are choosing the HKMA's top courses

Anyone over the age of 35 will remember that when they were in primary school, teachers and parents told them that a university degree was a meal ticket. If you had it, they said, you would be set for life.

18 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Focusing on spreading the word

The university's new language programmes target people from all walks of life

THE DEPARTMENT of Linguistics and Modern Languages was established last year at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

15 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Chance to master the arts and science offered

Programmes include Chinese, English and dentistry

THE UNIVERSITY OF Hong Kong plans to launch a number of new postgraduate programmes this year.

They include a diploma in Chinese Language Subject Knowledge for Graduate Teachers, which aims to provide up-to-date knowledge on the linguistic and cultural characteristics of the Chinese language.

15 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

All aboard the Euro express

HUNAN-BORN LI XIN is 24 years old and a long way from home. Her parents, a tax office clerk and retired accountant, are paying her living expenses while she takes an 18-month master's course in international business at Gothenburg University, Sweden, studying in English.

20 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

It's best to do the homework early

It may be a while since you have tackled such a task, but before embarking on postgraduate education, it is essential to do your homework first.

15 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Key to the lists . . .

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma: awards for standalone taught programmes or for successfully completing a specified number of courses (but not the thesis/dissertation) on a master's programme.

15 Nov 2003 - 12:00am