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Chinese two into U expected

Chinese Students_UN

Diploma examination for admission to the University of the minimum threshold is “3322”, namely Chinese and English language standards must be considered to have three scores, but Chinese Coyne from classical test candidates, even lower than the standard rate of English, has been regarded as “Death of the division,” even though many elite candidates to hold more than 5 ** ... Read More »

USC partners with international universities to enrich East Asian studies

University of Hong Kong

Elite institutions establish a consortium with Keio University in Japan, Yonsei University in Korea and the University of Hong Kong. USC students soon will join counterparts from other elite universities around the world in a unique study-abroad experience. Along with Cornell, Georgetown, Princeton, King’s College London and the University of Geneva, USC is partnering in a consortium with Keio University ... Read More »

Reflections: universities are failing to nurture and inspire true intellectuals

When Hong Kong upgraded its technical colleges to universities in the early ’90s, it proved to be a watershed moment on this city’s higher education scene. Before then, Hong Kong had only two universities – the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University – which had enough spots for only about 2 per cent of students. No wonder university was ... Read More »

University of Hong Kong introduces Whatsapp service to help young smokers quit

University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong has expanded its popular Youth Quitline hotline service to help young smokers kick the habit by introducing a Whatsapp counselling service on Tuesday. Since the introduction of the hotline in 2005, one in five of the more than 1,200 smokers under the age 25 who sought help via the service have successfully quit smoking, according ... Read More »

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology tops Asian universities ranking

HKUST

For the third consecutive year, the University of Science and Technology of Hong Kong (HKUST) is leading the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian ranking of universities, followed by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), both of which are in second places. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has fallen to the seventh place ... Read More »

Asian universities offer programs for female business leaders

Womens Directorship Program

By Calvin Yang Asian universities are beginning to do what has long been practiced in the West: offer short courses specifically for women who are leaders in business and politics. While the business schools at Harvard, Oxford, Stanford and others have established courses for female executives, such offerings are just starting to make their mark in Asia. Last month, the ... Read More »

US schools vie for partners in China

Indiana University Bloomington

US universities are seeking out partnerships in China, hoping to broaden their international reach and provide academic and research opportunities for students and faculty, as two campus presidents’ trips to China show. The University of Pennsylvania “is deeply committed to its engagement in China”, said Amy Gutmann, president of the Ivy League school in Philadelphia, who hosted a Penn alumni ... Read More »

Hong Kong universities raise fees by up to 20pc for non-local students

Hong Kong universities

Inflation, stronger yuan blamed for increases that some fear will deter mainland students Hong Kong’s eight government-funded universities have raised tuition fees by as much as 20 per cent for non-local students this year, attributing it to inflation and a stronger yuan. Chinese University, the University of Science and Technology and City University have all increased the cost of their ... Read More »

Hong Kong universities ranked highly but lack international students

Baptist University, Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s universities are ranked highly but they lack international students. A chronic shortage of hostel beds is a major drawback  Hong Kong’s elite universities are basking in global recognition. But despite high rankings for outstanding teaching and research, one thing is lacking on the campuses of Asia’s “World City” – truly international students. The University of Hong Kong and ... Read More »

Lower tuition fees at Hong Kong universities may tempt UK students

University of Hong Kong

Soaring tuition fees are leading more British students to look abroad and many could be tempted to come to Hong Kong – if they knew what the city’s universities had to offer. That’s according to students contemplating coming to the city in the belief that it will work out cheaper than studying at home. Mikaela Belcher, a 17-year-old high school student ... Read More »

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