hku's mba programme ranked top in asia Two local university's faculties have obtained high international ranking this year in their business programme and tourism research. The Economist Intelligence Unit, the business arm of the Economist, has ranked the University of Hong Kong's MBA programme the highest in Asia and the 45th in its top 100 in the world. The university's Faculty of Business and Economics is the only school in Asia that made the top 50 on the list. Meanwhile, Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Hotel and Tourism Management has been ranked fourth in its research contributions. polyu receives $11m from australian wool Polytechnic University is the first Asian institution to become an international research partner of Australian Wool Innovation and is receiving $11 million in funding to carry out research and development projects for the wool industry. baptist promotes internationalisation Hong Kong Baptist University is holding a two-week international festival to promote internationalisation of its campus. The event, which runs until October 7, includes an international food market, a photographic exhibition on Paris, a European film festival, an Indian dance recital, and a national costume show and concert. chance to join uk summer school Local students will have the chance to join a British summer school programme for gifted children. Established in 2002, the UK National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth's two-week summer school caters for the top 5 per cent of students. Three places will be open to non-British children next summer. Hong Kong students who achieve double distinction in this year's World Class Tests will be eligible to contend for the places through the World Class Arena Elite Competition. cityu offers korean QUALIFICATION Adult learners of Korean can now gain a recognised qualification in Hong Kong after City University won accreditation to offer the Korean Language Proficiency Test. The test, which is recognised by South Korea's Ministry of Law and Ministry of Labour, will have its first sitting on October 30 at the Community College of CityU's Division of Language Studies. The community college has also launched the first associate degree in bilingual communications focusing on English or Chinese and Korean. For more details visit www.cityu.edu.hk/ls/korean/klpt/index.html motorola man gets honorary degree Motorola Asia-Pacific regional president Simon Leung Lim-kin has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Western Ontario for his success in business and in fund-raising efforts for a scholarship for Hong Kong students.