Education

HK Chief Executive to students: Don't fear competition

Chief Executive Donald Tsang encourages young people not to fear competition from Mainland students and to have confidence in themselves and society.

HK not a dream destination for mainland graduates

Ming Yeung China Daily 01.10.2011
HK not a dream destination for mainland graduates

The low employment rate of Chinese mainland youths, who have graduated from Hong Kong universities, is driving talents away from Hong Kong, although most of them would want to work in the city.


Hong Kong graduates ill-prepared for mainland jobs, survey finds

A survey among students has revealed that Hong Kong graduates are not well-prepared to work on the mainland, though their interest in working there is growing fast.

Secretary for Education salutes teachers at annual celebration

The Secretary for Education, Mr Michael Suen, yesterday (September 14) commended teachers on their commitment and hard work, as well as for their love and devotion towards students. Speaking at the "Salute to Teachers 2011 - Teachers' Day and Comm...


New measures to attract more HK students to mainland

Hong Kong students aspiring to study in China's mainland may soon have their exam pressure lessened, as the Chinese central government last week unveiled relevant measures including pilot open admission programs by some universities.

Reading the key to improving English skills

Hong Liang China Daily 12.07.2011
Reading the key to improving English skills

Other than the "historical legacy", there is really no reason for the government to continue subsidizing the English Schools Foundation which operates five secondary schools, nine primary schools and one for students with special needs in Hong Kong.


International schools help HK remain competitive

Violetta Yau China Daily 07.07.2011
International schools help HK remain competitive

Earlier this year, the foundation-stone laying ceremony of the ever-aristocratic Harrow International School Hong Kong raised much fanfare in the city's elite circles with our leader Donald Tsang and other public figures officiating at the ceremon...

Fee-hit parents make final push for ESF subsidy rise

Lisa Onland and Mavis Lee The Standard 07.07.2011
Fee-hit parents make final push for ESF subsidy rise

Parents have launched a last- minute lobbying campaign for continued and increased subsidies to the English Schools Foundation.


HK university attracts mainland students

Chen Jia China Daily 04.07.2011
HK university attracts mainland students

The University of Hong Kong has attracted 11 students from mainland provinces who achieved top scores in the national college entrance exam this year, almost double the number in 2010.

Cantonese opera degree offered in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong performing arts school is offering a degree in Cantonese opera, the first of its kind for the art form.


Hong Kong Seeks To Enhance Brunei Education Ties

Bandar Seri Begawan - Cooperation in the field of education between Brunei Darussalam and Hong Kong is set to reach new heights when Michael Suen, Secretary for Education of Hong Kong, pays an official visit to the Sultanate on April 19- 20, 2011.

Creative writing degree in Hong Kong at the forefront of English literature

Acclaimed Hong Kong author Xu Xi leads a new MFA in creative writing that may change the game of English fiction forever


Exhibition to focus on maritime industry careers for young people

School-leavers and job seekers are invited to explore education and career opportunities in Hong Kong's maritime industry by visiting the Hong Kong Maritime Industry Council's booth at the Education and Careers Expo 2011 at the Hong Kong Conventio...

Give2Asia Forms Fiscal Sponsor Partnership with City University of Hong Kong

Give2Asia, a US-based public charity promoting transformative philanthropy for Asia, announces today a new fiscal sponsor partnership with City University of Hong Kong. This partnership will allow US donors to help the university expand its resear...


Hong Kong's Universities Decide Bigger Is Better

LIZ GOOCH The New York Times 01.02.2011
Hong Kong's Universities Decide Bigger Is Better

Universities in Hong Kong are counting down toward one of the most significant transformations ever attempted in the territory’s higher education sector, and the logistics are daunting: thousands of extra students, hundreds of new lecturers, realm...

University of Hong Kong kicks off centenary celebrations

The University of Hong Kong, a world-class comprehensive research institution, launched its centenary celebrations on Sunday, marking the start of a series of events for the territory's oldest university's 100-year anniversary.


In Hong Kong, global aims need state aid

John Morgan Times Higher Education 06.01.2011
In Hong Kong, global aims need state aid

Hong Kong's universities need state funding for internationalisation to build on their "remarkable opportunity" to help the West "understand China", according to a new report.

Hong Kong diocese gets court to listen to its case on school reform

The government's school management reform suffered a fresh setback yesterday when the Court of Final Appeal gave the Catholic diocese leave to mount a legal challenge. The Hong Kong government had been facing a campaign of defiance from three reli...


Students, the world is your oyster

Mary Ma The Standard 04.12.2010
Students, the world is your oyster

The University Grants Committee has just released a report telling how Hong Kong's higher education sector can function better in a holistic way.

New paths for private varsity funding urged

Natalie Wong The Standard 02.12.2010
New paths for private varsity funding urged

A new body independent of the University Grants Committee should be set up to oversee private universities and tertiary institutions, the committee has proposed.



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