Linda Yeung

Institution recently set up in New Delhi has raised the bar on liberal arts studies in India, where, its vice-chancellor says, "many IT people suffer from tunnel vision".

The first secondary school in Hong Kong takes on interdisciplinary education, enabling students to trace the history of mankind by looking at what science, geography, biology, archaeology and other disciplines have found, beginning from the Big Bang. It's an approach garnering widespread acclaim - and support from the likes of Bill Gates  


Having taught her autistic son, Louis, to read and write after professionals had failed, Yolanda Wong developed a programme to help other parents and named it after him.

A group of parents have taken their 12-year-old children out of mainstream education for a year to provide them with alternative, experiential learning 

Tertiary students have to  take ownership of their learning and dump the mindset of intensive coaching and drilling they were brought up in.

More than a decade after the government opened up mainstream schools to students with special educational needs through special funding, many parents of such children remain deeply frustrated with the lack of real choices available in those schools.    

Parents and educators have to come to terms with the fact that today's young people are unlike those of previous generations in that they won't be reined in by mere rules.

An approach that exposes students to multiple disciplines, experiences and types of knowledge is needed more than ever. It could determine the success of start-ups.

Britain is the second most popular choice for students studying abroad after the US. The sheer size of the two markets means standards vary considerably. Careful research and a cautious approach will better ensure value for money.

Schools with abundant resources have groomed youngsters with a talent for science, some of whom have gone on to medical schools. But what about the rest?  

To the relief of Secondary Six students, the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination has come to an end. The months and years of anxious anticipation for the high-stakes exam are finally over. What remains now is the release of results in early July, when each candidate will find out whether they have made it to university.

The term "career planning", or "life planning" is a buzzword these days, at least within the education sector. Teachers have been asked to help guide students in choosing a path of study leading to the career that is right for them. Most 16-year-olds don't have a concrete idea of what career they should aim for, yet they are being asked to choose elective courses in senior secondary school years. The responsibility has fallen on teachers to help them chart their future courses.

Nobel Peace laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai was barely of school age in 2001. when Kamal Ahmad came up with the idea of establishing a tertiary institution for women in Asia. More than a decade later, the Asian University for Women (AUW) in Chittagong, Bangladesh, has seen more than 100 graduates pass through its doors poised to make a difference in their developing societies. About 20 per cent have gone on to postgraduate studies.

A new study by Yale University in the US may have found a link between energy drinks and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in middle school children.

Letters have been written to this paper in response to the issue of university admissions, brought up by this column about a month ago

Swimming classes at a top international school have been suspended since early last month because its physical education teachers failed to meet safety requirements.

A foundation set up by Hang Lung Group chief Ronnie Chan Chichung and his family has made the biggest donation in Harvard University's 378-year history.

Gwen Kao, the wife of Nobel physics laureate Charles, has spent half her married life caring for family members with Alzheimer's. She tells Linda Yeung about the foundation she established to raise awareness of the disease

Hong Kong students who have been admitted to the first year of undergraduate programmes at mainland higher education institutions under a government scheme may submit applications for subsidies

The University of Hong Kong and Chinese University have accepted 307 and 306 top students from the mainland

Hong Kong Blind Union has launched an e-learning resources portal as part of the Jockey Club e-Learning For All (Elfa) service.

Five Hong Kong students have been awarded free trips, university accommodation and a study place on a summer programme at a British university in June and August.

Thirty-five students from the University of Hong Kong will take up posts at mainland enterprises during a seven-week internship programme in Shanghai.

Australia is encouraging its university students to cultivate ties with Asia under a plan that supports their studies or work placements in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and Japan.

Conservative Christians and transsexual-rights activists have found rare common ground: they are lining up to oppose an amendment to the Marriage Ordinance intended to allow transgender people to marry.

Students are required to submit an essay in English of not more than 800 words explaining who or what from Britain inspires them the most and why?

When the Education Bureau announced in June that subsidies to the English Schools Foundation would be phased out from 2016, it seemed inevitable that the ESF would turn into a network of international schools – with the attendant high tuition charges.


Three months into the new school year, parents at Discovery College on Lantau are still paying fees at last year's levels, having blocked a 7.6 per cent rise. That changes next month with the government approving the increase from December, although questions remain over the finances of the independent school operated by the English Schools Foundation.

A rural Chinese primary school built with charity money has been torn down to make way for a US$1.6 billion "international resort", according to media reports.

Places on graduate programmes at universities in Hong Kong are increasingly being filled by mainlanders, who are flooding popular courses with applications.

The appointment of British academic Peter Mathieson as the next vice-chancellor of University of Hong Kong (HKU) continues to draw criticism. Leading academics at the university have challenged his credentials, and his limited understanding of the region and Chinese culture.