We need to hear more, not less, from our intellectuals

In today's China, gong zhi, or "public intellectual", has also become a label that many knowledgeable people try to avoid.

Many of my colleagues and friends know I have two real-life identities - by day I am an editor and journalist with the South China Morning Post, and at weekends I am a student at the University of Hong Kong who hopes to survive a four-year doctoral programme and someday be called Dr. Chen.

Monday, 24 February, 2014, 8:26am 11 comments

Professor fired over 'Blue Book of Hong Kong' hits back at Baptist University

Victor Sit Fung-shuen. Photo: Ricky Chung

A Baptist University professor sacked for compiling the controversial Blue Book of Hong Kong claims he is a victim of "literary persecution" similar to that in ancient China.

Victor Sit Fung-shuen said he was given no chance to defend himself properly and was seeking professional advice.

15 Dec 2012 - 3:29am 2 comments

March organisers show little interest in academic teams' reliable estimates

In response to Albert Cheng King-hon's anti-scientific screed that attacked the academics who estimated the number of people who took part in the July 1 march ('Leung and his allies should realise the true extent of Hongkongers' anger', July 6), I wish to put the record straight as a survey methodologist who did not organise counting this year.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Universal change at Buddhist College

Lecturers and assistant lecturers are being sought by Hong Kong Buddhist College to help see the school through an interesting but challenging period that will take it from being a non-accredited secondary school to becoming a prestigious private university.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Marriages put on hold

Young adults are hesitant to get married and have children because they are not able to find suitable partners and worry about finances, results of a new survey show.

The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong polled 1,223 people, aged between 18 and 27, from October to December last year for the Youth Sexuality Study 2011. The survey is conducted every five years.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Study in bias

The University of Hong Kong is recruiting a new vice-chancellor, and this seems an opportune moment to examine the gender imbalance in academia in Hong Kong and ask why a profession that seems a natural calling for women remains such a male bastion, especially at the top.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Too much spending has distorted our education system

'We are in a competitive society and it is getting more competitive, and that is shaping our education system,' said [comparative education professor Mark] Bray.

SCMP, May 19

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Nothing to declare?

The extent of Bo Xilai 's business interests, now becoming ever more apparent in the aftermath of his downfall, has given new weight to calls for the mainland's leaders to disclose their assets.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Praying for top teachers

45 full-time lecturers and senior lecturers CIHE and CBCC

As the advent of the 3-3-4 education system draws closer with the academic year starting in September, tertiary institutions will need to accommodate applicants from two cohorts: those graduating from either the old or the new curriculum schemes.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Colleges put faith in teaching talent

To set up an independent Catholic private university, Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE) began offering graduate degrees last year. To affirm its status, it also changed its name from one honouring the first Chinese bishop, Francis Hsu.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Professor rebuked by ministry for HK insults

Disciplinary action may be taken against a Peking University professor whose disparaging remarks against Hongkongers has triggered a cross-border war of words, the Ministry of Education says.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

BaptistU staff want answers on ex-dean's role

A staff union will seek clarification from the Baptist University president today as to whether former dean Professor Zhao Xinshu can continue to teach until he turns 60.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Dean tells why he decided to quit

The dean of Baptist University's School of Communication, embroiled in a row over the premature release of opinion poll results on the chief executive election, said he hoped his resignation would end a 'power struggle'.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Dean resigns over poll scandal

The dean of Baptist University's School of Communications resigned over a scandal involving the early release of a poll on the chief executive race. But many key questions remained unanswered in a report by a review panel released yesterday.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Inquiry into controversial poll was 'unprofessional'

A closed-door investigation into a Baptist University popularity poll on chief-executive candidates was 'unprofessional', employees and students said, and involved only a few general questions.

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am