University of Hong Kong

HKU arts faculty bids farewell to iconic home

The University of Hong Kong's faculty of arts bade farewell yesterday to its home of a hundred years - the Renaissance-style Main Building.

Monday, 23 April, 2012, 12:00am

Ex-HKU head surgeon John Wong spared jail

The former head of surgery at the HKU, John Wong, was spared jail yesterday after being convicted last month of misconduct and false accounting involving more than HK$3 million.

But he was handed a community service order of 240 hours - the maximum allowed. After the hearing at the District Court, Wong, 71, said: 'I am very relieved that it is finished.'

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Student leader 'abusing power'

Student leaders at the University of Hong Kong are being accused of working behind the scenes to thwart a bid for a vote of no confidence against them.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

For these two, the language of love turned out to be Putonghua

Teresa O and Darren Tsang met at the University of Hong Kong, where Darren was a business student and Teresa was majoring in Chinese. They crossed paths on a Putonghua course.

Trainee solicitor Teresa, 28, and Darren, 30, an assistant manager with an accountancy firm, wed on November 5 at the Aberdeen Marina Club, celebrating with 300 guests.

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Chan says HKU to thank for gaining Olympics spot

Hayley Chan Hei-man praised her university yesterday for giving her a year's sabbatical which allowed her to clinch the ticket to the London Olympics.

Chan, 20, was preferred to veteran Vicky Chan Wai-kei, who took part in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, after three rounds of selection starting from December's ISAF world championship in Perth.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Malicious computer attacks on the rise

The number of malicious attacks on computers is rising rapidly, the police chief warned yesterday, shortly after two arrests in a high-profile case.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Mock-poll hackers held

Police arrested two men on Sunday over an attack by hackers on a computer system being used in a mock election for the chief executive.

The two Hongkongers, aged 17 and 28, were arrested on Saturday and later released on bail by detectives from the force's commercial crime bureau.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A walk in the park that gives you art

An elderly man totters on his crutch along the Victoria Harbour waterfront while peeking through an undulating blind made of aluminium.

'Come over here!' a woman hollers excitedly to him and draws his attention to a large wall of white fabric shaped at one part to form a seat.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A bad week for ...

John Wong

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Course aims to bring world to China and China to the world

Executive MBA The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong's economy is closely tied to the mainland and the rest of the world. This being so, executives must combine the best of Chinese and Western management cultures to excel.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Complaint urged over police at HKU

A lawmaker has urged the University of Hong Kong to complain to police about excessive force which, he says, officers used against three students last year during Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit to the campus.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Legality of adverts in question

The University of Hong Kong's student union is under fire for spending HK$300,000 on adverts questioning chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying.

The advertisements in eight newspapers on Monday called on Leung to explain what happened at a dinner on February 10 attended by rural leaders, members of his campaign staff and a businessman known as 'Shanghai Boy'.

15 Mar 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

Union keeps lid on ad campaign until eve of poll

The Hong Kong University Students Union says it will not disclose more details about its controversial advertisement campaign against chief executive hopeful Leung Chun-ying until March 23 - two days before the election.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-HKU surgery head guilty of misconduct

The former head of surgery at the University of Hong Kong has been found guilty of misconduct and false accounting involving more than HK$3 million after he used university funds to pay his domestic helper and failed to report theft by a subordinate.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am