Tertiary Education

Hong Kong universities ranked highly but lack international students

Local and overseas students learn dancing at Baptist University. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong's elite universities are basking in global recognition. But despite high rankings for outstanding teaching and research, one thing is lacking on the campuses of Asia's "World City" - truly international students.

Saturday, 9 March, 2013, 6:22am 1 comment

Lower tuition fees at Hong Kong universities may tempt UK students

The University of Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang

Soaring tuition fees are leading more British students to look abroad and many could be tempted to come to Hong Kong - if they knew what the city's universities had to offer.

That's according to students contemplating coming to the city in the belief that it will work out cheaper than studying at home.

9 Mar 2013 - 5:03am

Oldest girls’ commerce college to close over lack of students

Sacred Heart Canossian College of Commerce, the oldest girls’ school of commerce in Hong Kong, will close in August due to a shortage of students, according to a notice sent to students.

29 Jan 2013 - 5:22pm 1 comment

Don't ditch Queen's Hill university plan

Tertiary education students attend a career forum. Photo: Edward Wong

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. Despite the urgency in easing the housing shortage, such a move would seriously damage the credentials of "Hong Kong Inc" and shake international investors' confidence in the city.

8 Jan 2013 - 5:00pm

Letters to the Editor, December 16, 2012

No need for shark's fin soup on the menu. Photo: SMP

Standard hours law is morally right

In the report ("Warning of 'euro mess' over standard working hours", December 3), a deputy chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries said that legislation on standard working hours would jeopardise business competitiveness and such legislation had "caused riots and unrest in some countries".

16 Dec 2012 - 3:35am 1 comment

Calls made for monitoring of tertiary education enrolments

Students queue outside for interview of associate degree programmes in HKU SPACE Community College campus at Kowloon Bay.

Nearly two in five private tertiary institutions have enrolled more students than initially planned, in one case some 60 per cent more, official figures show.

They have prompted calls for the government to impose controls as soon as possible to prevent these institutions making profits as if they were commercial businesses.

8 Nov 2012 - 3:25am

Time to internationalise

We have often heard Hong Kong's government mention various plans to improve our tertiary education by providing more resources and places for students. More needs to be done to take it to another level.

18 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Scotland scraps tertiary charges

Scottish students about to complete their university degrees received an early graduation gift this week when the country's education chief announced plans to scrap a GBP2,300 (HK$35,400) charge they were scheduled to pay in lieu of fees.

16 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

We already have 60pc at tertiary

To turn a service-based economy into a knowledge-based one, Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa made a pledge in his policy address that the Government would enlarge the number of undergraduates from 18 per cent of the young to 60 per cent in 10 years.

5 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

An unsound foundation

Although the Government has put in a great deal of effort to promote foundation courses and associate degrees, it seems that students are sceptical over the programmes.

18 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Council launches diploma

The Vocational Training Council will be providing more post-secondary education opportunities in September with the launch of a self-funded higher diploma programme for 800 students. It already provides sub-degree courses.

28 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

More students 'would ease unemployment'

Universities and colleges should accept 50 per cent more students to help ease rising unemployment, according to a report by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

The report says tertiary institutions should raise their intake and absorb 'several millions' of people who would otherwise be forced to compete on the job market.

16 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Candidates want four-year tertiary studies scheme

Candidates for the new Legislative Council are wooing voters from the Higher Education Sub-sector of the Election Committee.

Most of the 22 candidates' platforms focus on extending the length of tertiary education and improving its quality.

They rallied last week for support from the 20 higher education representatives in the 800-strong Election Committee.

21 May 1998 - 12:00am

Full education review to set new direction

Heads of higher education institutes and secondary schools will co-operate to review the entire education system for the first time, to ensure graduates of each stage are up to standard.

The possible extension of tertiary education to four years will also be on the agenda of the taskforce to be set up soon to conduct the review.

1 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Special on universities

NOW is perhaps the right time for senior secondary students to know more about local universities before they start their tertiary education. And look no further - an eight-page Chinese language supplement which comes with the Young Post and the South China Morning Post today, offers you all the basic information you need.

23 Feb 1995 - 12:00am