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University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong's top two universities lose ground in latest global rankings

The city's top two universities have lost ground in the latest global university league table.

Friday, 5 October, 2012, 2:31pm 6 comments

Eslite bookstore's 24-hour model fails in Hong Kong's tough market

The new Taiwanese mega bookstore in Causeway Bay has revised its round-the-clock operations after a month-long trial.

The rationale behind that decision could be summed up in a talk by Eslite founder and chairman Robert Wu Ching-yu at the University of Hong Kong: "Running a bookstore in Hong Kong, I believe, requires a little more shrewdness and a little less romance."

1 Oct 2012 - 1:31am

Third of Hongkongers not insured: survey

A third of Hong Kongers do not have any insurance, and most of them do not plan to buy any in the next year, a university survey has found.

A quarter of the people surveyed accept they have insufficient financial protection for themselves or their family, and half do not even know if they have sufficient coverage.

19 Sep 2012 - 11:03am

Hongkongers more pessimistic about the city's future, HKU survey shows

Hongkongers have grown even more pessimistic about the city's future after fewer than three months under Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's leadership than they were in the aftermath of a 500,000-strong protest that rocked the city in 2003.

19 Sep 2012 - 1:15pm

Students in limbo over HKU hostel in Kennedy Town

University of Hong Kong students forced to stay off campus after excessive formaldehyde levels were found in new Kennedy Town residences say they still don't know whether they can move in tomorrow.

Student union president Dan Chan Koon-hong said the university had yet to inform affected students when they could move into the new hostel, two of four blocks in Lung Wah Street.

12 Sep 2012 - 2:53am

Hostel delay sees HKU foreign students looking for a home

The University of Hong Kong will have to subsidise more than 300 foreign students' off-campus lodgings until its new halls of residence are finished.

HKU is looking for short-term hostel accommodation in Chai Wan, Sai Ying Pun and Shek Tong Tsui.

30 Aug 2012 - 3:36am

HKU criticised for moving staff into building site

Health hazards plaguing the University of Hong Kong's new campus could damage its hopes of having the development win top-level green building status, experts say.

The university has faced mounting pressure over its decision to move staff into its Centennial Campus before its completion, exposing them to high levels of legionella bacteria and the carcinogen formaldehyde.

18 Aug 2012 - 5:17am

Scholars offer to work together on counting rally turnouts

An attempt to put a definitive figure on the number of protesters in the July 1 rally has been proposed by two statistics experts - but they have accused march organisers of snubbing them.

14 Aug 2012 - 4:14am

East meets West in rich new cultural exchange

EMBA-Global Asia School of Business, HKU

Success in business depends to a large extent on interpersonal skills and understanding others, particularly when operating in an international environment with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Surviveand thrive

The Student

Melody Liu had been working in banking for six years when the world was rocked by the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and the subsequent global financial crisis.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Jail time reduced for HK$3m embezzler

A clerk who misappropriated more than HK$3 million in University of Hong Kong funds had her jail term reduced to 18 months yesterday after she helped prosecutors convict her former boss, Dr John Wong.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm