Professor Timothy O’Leary is leaving the University of Hong Kong and moving to Australia. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Professor behind silent protest at Hong Kong university leaves, but urges colleagues to continue fight for academic freedom as ties to China deepen

Timothy O’Leary talks to the Post about the threat to institutional autonomy at the city’s universities, and why mandatory retirement at 60 is the ‘single worst policy at HKU’

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Professor Timothy O’Leary is leaving the University of Hong Kong and moving to Australia. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.