Teachers' union says it's hard to recruit young blood

The leaders of Hong Kong's largest teachers' union say it is hard to recruit young people, sparking concerns about future succession problems.

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

No excuse for keeping women a small minority on advisory boards

When questions were raised about the suitability of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing's (HKEx's) new chairman, the response was that while Chow Chung-kong, an engineer by training and retired chief executive of the MTR Corporation, has no experience in the financial and securities sectors, he does have considerable management experience.

27 Apr 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

University teachers threaten hunger strike

Teachers' representatives at local universities have vowed to go on hunger strike if the City University does not provide more information on the fate of 150 lecturers who are rumoured to be losing their jobs within two years.

The university yesterday refused to comment on the matter, only saying that a 'workable proposal' would be released soon.

23 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

5-year tenure renewed

City University has renewed the contract of president Professor Chang Hsin-kang for a further five years.

22 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Ombudsman signs off without an ode

THERE were no tears or poetry recitals on the Ombudsman's last day of work yesterday.

Making the most of his last day by announcing the findings of his biggest investigation yet, Andrew So, 59, reflected on his five-year tenure with a gleam in the eye as he thanked and applauded his colleagues.

31 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Academics defend their political role

There should be no barriers hindering academics from entering the political arena, according to senior staff at Hong Kong tertiary institutes.

Their statements in support of freedom of speech on campus also point to a fear that those who speak out about political issues may risk losing their jobs.

9 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Welcome to the real world

FOR some reason, academics always seem to think they are different. Whether it is a matter of pensions or protection against dismissal for incompetence, local lecturers and professors are masters of the art of arguing they should be exempt from the rules which apply to everyone else.

11 Sep 1995 - 12:00am