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Science and Technology in Europe

Stop dragging feet on ESF funding

Write something about the English Schools Foundation to the Post's letters page and you will start a heated debate among our readers for sure. That says something about how sensitive the issues are confronting the foundation's schools in post-colonial Hong Kong.

Monday, 22 August, 2011, 12:00am

ESF board and committees make decisions about costs with greatest care

In his letter ('Important questions need to be asked about how the ESF spends its money', August 2), Jim Wilson asked a few very important questions about the governance and the financial control of the English Schools Foundation.

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Collider deserving of Asia's cash and interest

The sight of Wall Street chief executives and Western political leaders going hat in hand to places like Beijing and Dubai to raise desperately needed funds has become commonplace. To this long queue we can now add European physicists and mathematicians. The scientists behind the Large Hadron Collider, near Geneva, want a bigger, better and more expensive atom smasher - or two.

7 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

For too many, science is an intellectual black hole

The commissioning of the world's greatest atom smasher next week ought to be a cause for celebration. The giant US$8 billion Large Hadron Collider, much delayed and way over-budget, promises to unlock the most fundamental secrets of the universe, such as what gives matter its mass, how gravity emerges and why so-called dark matter pervades the universe.

6 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Consultant with an eye for detail wanted

Excellent advancement opportunities are being offered to a highly talented and motivated individual who can fill the role of consultant at a rapidly growing organisation.

31 May 2008 - 12:00am

Time to resolve the doubts over ESF funding

When teachers with the troubled English Schools Foundation went on their summer holidays they seemed safe from threatened cuts to their pay and perks. A remuneration study group had just released a report not recommending any cuts without further consideration.

16 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

ESF to spend more after review

The English Schools Foundation is to increase spending on its management office by 1.5 per cent after a review of the body's work demanded by legislators.

3 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

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27 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

ESF told to reform or face more cuts

The Audit Commission's report proves I was right about cost-effectiveness, says the education chief

The English Schools Foundation will face continued cuts in government funding unless it puts its house in order, education chief Arthur Li Kwok-cheung said last night in response to release of the Audit Commission report on the body.

25 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

ESF calls in official auditors

The English Schools Foundation has invited the Audit Commission to review its operations to make sure they are cost-effective.

The audit aims to improve the foundation's governance and management.

The move follows repeated accusations by Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung that he suspected the organisation was wasting money.

17 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

ESF staff dined on wine and oysters

Former chief executive blocked bill for working lunch and claim for FCC drinks

Three English Schools Foundation staff consumed oysters and wine worth $2,300 during a working lunch, former ESF chief executive Jonathan Harris says.

But one of the participants has denied that the full cost was claimed as a work expense.

17 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

What the Broker said...

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12 Aug 2001 - 12:00am