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Private University

Don't ditch Queen's Hill university plan

It is rumoured that the government is planning to use the Queen's Hill site for public housing instead of developing a private university, as had been planned.

Tuesday, 8 January, 2013, 5:00pm

HK$400m bill fails to derail university bidder

A Catholic group insisted it would press ahead with its bid to build a private university in Fanling as the government warned that basic infrastructure alone could cost HK$400 million.

The potential costs were revealed amid suggestions the government would prefer to ditch its plan to allocate land at Queen's Hill for a private university and build more housing instead.

3 Jan 2013 - 10:10am

Jesuits to charge HK$250,000 for college tuition

The Jesuits' first university in China could also have Hong Kong's highest tuition fees at HK$250,000 a year.

The figure was announced by the Society of Jesus, which plans to open a liberal arts college for 300 students at a former military camp in Fanling in 2015.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Degrees of diversity

A year ago, I wrote in this column that 'as Hong Kong aspires to be a regional education hub, we should rethink the essence of university education and ask: what kind of excellence do we want to groom?'

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Law plea to help universities win private status

The outgoing president of Baptist University says the government should enact a law for the establishment of private universities and speed up the process of granting institutions the status as part of the push to turn education into one of the six 'pillar' industries.

Professor Ng Ching-fai made the call before his nine-year tenure ends at the end of June.

21 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

All talk and no action on the policy front

As a gesture of its departure from positive non-intervention, the government has identified six key industries as new growth engines for Hong Kong's future development. If the administration pursues this policy in earnest, it might be the beginning of an industrial policy for the government, and a new direction for the economy.

2 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Institutions want road map for private university status

Nine tertiary institutions want to be upgraded to private universities - a step that would allow them to greatly boost enrolment - and they have urged the government to lay down a clear route to that goal.

The administration has identified education as one of six 'pillar' industries for the city and recently set aside land for private universities.

14 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

The folly of promoting 'private' universities

Can education services be 'commercialised' and turned into a self-sustaining money-spinner? Our chief executive and some of our city's top educators apparently think so, or they would not have pushed education as one of the six new 'industries' slated to function as a new locomotive of growth.

13 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Faculties factor

Of the six new economic 'pillars' touted by the government, the proposition to commercialise Hong Kong's education services has sparked the liveliest debate. There's no doubt that hubs create wealth for their hosts, bringing jobs and income, spurring demand for related services and transferring managerial and technological know-how.

20 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Cross-party support for more university places

Lawmakers from across the political spectrum pushed through a motion in the Legislative Council this week calling on the government to raise the cap on the number of publicly funded undergraduate places for students.

13 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

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