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University Grants Committee

Hong Kong universities raise fees by up to 20pc for non-local students

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.

Friday, 3 May, 2013, 7:43am 2 comments

Beijing-loyalist on funds panel sparks protest

A politically outspoken executive councillor has been named to the body that advises on university funding, raising strong opposition from tertiary educators who see the appointment as a threat to their autonomy.

6 Apr 2013 - 4:14am

Task force set up to review CityU's veterinary school plan

A task force will be formed to review City University's proposal to set up the city's first veterinary school, the University Grants Committee has said.

The panel, which will comprise up to seven local and international veterinary experts, will submit a report on the proposal within the year, committee chairman Edward Cheng Wai-sun said yesterday.

29 Jan 2013 - 4:32am

Don't ditch Queen's Hill university plan

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

Self-funded tertiary education options can create financial burden for students

There is only a limited number of places available at University Grants Committee-funded institutions for those students who recently got their results in the A-level and Diploma of Secondary Education examinations.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Don't rely on ranking

Hong Kong people love brand-names - even when it comes to choosing universities.

But a university coming top of the rankings and staying there, that could lead to a negative impact on the quality of education. To rank highly, academics have to do research, which means they spend less time with students.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Young universities win more global plaudits

For the second time in a week, Hong Kong universities have performed well in an international survey of the world's best young institutions.

Four Hong Kong universities made the inaugural Times Higher Education list of the 'Top 100 Under 50', published yesterday, reaffirming that the city's investment in higher education is being noticed globally.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Universities rise in the global ranks

The academic reputation of Hong Kong's universities is on the rise, an international survey has found, but researchers say institutions must defend academic freedom if they are to improve their rankings.

The latest Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings rated the University of Hong Kong 39th in the world, up from 42nd in the first such survey last year.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Universities brace for overcrowding

University students face overcrowding at the start of the academic year in September, as an unprecedented 30,000 school pupils prepare to begin undergraduate studies.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

face-to-face book

HKU politics majors to mix it up with professors at formal annual feast

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am