The founding chancellor of New York University Shanghai, Yu Lizhong, likens the joint venture between New York University and East China Normal University to a couple expecting a child.Sunday, 26 May, 2013, 2:53pm
Women have long broken through the glass ceiling in public life in Hong Kong. No one blinks an eye if the chief secretary for administration or the permanent secretary for education is a woman, and it might not be long before we have our first female chief executive.20 May 2013 - 11:50am
Jacques Chirac once stormed out of an EU summit because a French business leader was speaking it, Nicolas Sarkozy lamented his lack of it and Francois Hollande makes small talk in it but is conscious of his accent.
The global spread of the English language has long been a sore point in Paris politics.
Now a new battleground has appeared in the linguistic war.13 May 2013 - 5:22am
Hong Kong institutions fared reasonably well in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject, being represented in the top 200 in almost all 30 subjects.13 May 2013 - 9:45am 3 comments
Eighty-eight per cent of graduates who completed the Diploma of Secondary Education exam last year furthered their studies, with the majority choosing to enter local schools and some 20 per cent going abroad.6 May 2013 - 10:40am 1 comment
Hong Kong's eight government-funded universities have raised tuition fees by as much as 20 per cent for non-local students this year, attributing it to inflation and a stronger yuan.3 May 2013 - 7:43am 2 comments
Huang Dekuan, Anhui University's president for a decade before becoming its Communist Party secretary three years ago, is probably more qualified than anyone to comment on the state of higher education on the mainland.6 Apr 2013 - 3:34am
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) boasts that "we stand with the top universities in the world" on its website - first in Hong Kong, first in Asia and 23rd in the world, according to one global league table it quotes.18 Mar 2013 - 9:55am 1 comment
Only a small fraction of those applying to get into publicly funded universities this autumn will be accepted. And with more local students wanting to stay home to get their degrees rather than study overseas, it's no wonder.4 Mar 2013 - 10:38am
Hongkongers may soon get a chance to make their voices heard on contentious issues like national security legislation and political reform, in a new project from two local universities.
The University of Hong Kong and Polytechnic University have put the call out to any groups or politicians who want to hold a public referendum on a particular topic.24 Jan 2013 - 4:08am
Universities can apply for government loans to convert industrial buildings into student accommodation as an answer to the expected shortfall of 5,000 hostel places by next year, the education authorities have said.8 Nov 2012 - 3:39am
General education, or liberal arts education, is now seen as a key to developing civically responsible and economically productive citizens. Hong Kong universities have recently commenced their new four-year programmes, which place great emphasis on general education, so it's a good time to reflect on how it may enhance the internationalisation of Hong Kong's workforce.23 Oct 2012 - 3:09am 1 comment
Students going to Britain or the United States should plan ahead and apply at least a year before. At Cambridge University, the deadline for applications this year is October 15, and applicants will be informed of their results in January.15 Oct 2012 - 5:10pm
At the age of 14, Keith Ho Ho-yin spent his first month at a British boarding school feeling bitterly homesick. Now a final-year chemistry major at University of Bristol, he is settled, has become more independent, and is happy mingling with people from various ethnic backgrounds.3 Oct 2012 - 3:22pm
Universities have been wasting electricity by keeping some parts of campuses at temperatures as low as 18 degrees Celsius, according to an environmental concern group.
Green Sense's investigations recorded that temperature in corridors in the Cheng Yu Tung Tower of the Centennial Campus of the University of Hong Kong.24 Sep 2012 - 4:04am