hsbc scholarships HSBC is to donate more than $910,000 towards scholarships and programmes at universities in Hong Kong to promote internationalisation and diversity. $670,000 will be for scholarships targeted at mainland students, international students, Hong Kong students studying on the mainland and students with disabilities. six to be honoured Dr Lien Chan, a former chairman of the Kuomintang and vice-president of Taiwan, is among six people due to receive honorary degrees from Chinese University on December 8. Others are former CUHK vice-chancellor Ambrose King Yeo-chi, HSBC chairman Vincent Cheng Hoi-chuen, anthropologist Li Yihyuan, biologist and Nobel Laureate Dr Richard J Roberts, and Wang Daohan, former Shanghai mayor and head of the Association for Cross Strait Relations. 100 of the best 2006 Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Programme, sponsored by GS Foundation/Institute of International Education, seeks 100 accomplished second-year university students worldwide. Nominations can be made from HKU, Chinese University and HKUST on or before November 11. Tel Maria Luk, 2603 5771, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.iiehongkong.org brain business Teams of budding entrepreneurs have been pitting their business brains against each other this week at an international competition run by Citigroup. The 19 teams from top schools around the world have 30 hours to provide recommendations on a real-life case study about a Hong Kong company. It concludes tomorrow.