Tung Wah College to recruit nurses through Jupas Tung Wah College will recruit students for its nursing degree course through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (Jupas). With support from the government's study subsidy scheme for designated professions/sectors, the programme with an intake of 200 will charge an annual tuition of HK$35,000 for 2015-16 - less than the usual HK$42,000 fee for other publicly funded degree courses. Asia skills conference The Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference in Singapore on October 9 and 10 will feature presentations and workshops by specialists from universities and colleges across the region. Innovative best practices and ways to improve student engagement and outcomes will be a key focus at the event. For more information, go to join.blackboard.com/TLC/Asia/ Research chances in Australia The QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane (above) is offering a three-month placement programme for six outstanding undergraduate or graduate students from Asia. The institute offers dozens of student projects in fields ranging from genome biology to infectious diseases. Successful applicants will need to take up the placement within 12 months of the offer being made and will receive a weekly allowance. Students must pay their own travel costs. Applications for the programme's first round close on November 1. Send emails to graduateeducation@ qimrberghofer.edu.au or go to qimrberghofer.edu.au/ASTP for more details. Art school on the fringe Hong Kong Arts Centre and its education arm, Hong Kong Art School, have been taking part in Fine Art Asia 2014 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, which ends tomorrow. The school is hosting a number of fringe activities between 11am and 7pm, including guided tours, art demonstrations, workshops and public art talks at the event. A collection of the most exclusive artworks created by the school's alumni, including Gloria Yip Wan-yee, and Phillip Hui Kim-ho - the school's featured artists - will also be showcased.