Hong Kong’s raft of talent schemes may struggle to replace the diverse pool of workers who have left the city, an expert has said. Photo: Eugene Lee

BN(O) scheme lures Hongkongers in their prime and ‘hard to replace’

People in their 30s and 40s who left are a big loss of talent and babies too, population expert says.

24 Feb 2024 - 4:48PM

University chief hopes to launch Hong Kong’s third medical school by 2027

HKUST president Nancy Ip confirms plans to set up the city’s third medical school to media for first time after lawmakers unveiled proposal last year.

HKUST president Nancy Ip confirms plans to set up the city’s third medical school to media for first time after lawmakers unveiled proposal last year.

22 Feb 2024 - 10:51PM

Hong Kong school principals call for subsidies to offset costs under waste scheme

Current recycling networks are not up to par and need to be improved by government, principal Esther Ho says.

Current recycling networks are not up to par and need to be improved by government, principal Esther Ho says.

18 Feb 2024 - 7:22PM

Hong Kong Metropolitan University ‘expected to become city’s first UAS

Authorities also expected to set aside HK$50 million for promotion of alliance of university of applied sciences, second source says.

Authorities also expected to set aside HK$50 million for promotion of alliance of university of applied sciences, second source says.

17 Feb 2024 - 10:17PM

Hong Kong police to release first children’s book, with focus on scams

Book centres on fraud perpetrated by telephone, chosen as it’s one of most common crimes and spectrum of ages affected is broad, force says.

Book centres on fraud perpetrated by telephone, chosen as it’s one of most common crimes and spectrum of ages affected is broad, force says.

16 Feb 2024 - 7:00AM

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An aerial view of the Baptist University campus (bottom right) at Kowloon Tong. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong’s Baptist University says it wants to move to new Northern Metropolis

Baptist University president says it would be prepared to move all or part of its campus from prime Kowloon Tong site to Northern Metropolis.

15 Feb 2024 - 10:27PM

3-year decline in number of Hongkongers applying for UK universities

But figures may not reflect applicants who relocated through BN(O) pathway as they may have declared themselves as UK domiciled.

But figures may not reflect applicants who relocated through BN(O) pathway as they may have declared themselves as UK domiciled.

15 Feb 2024 - 9:22PM

30% of Hong Kong international schools expect expat applications to fall

Among 68 schools surveyed, 20 anticipate annual 13 per cent decrease in admission applications from non-local students in the years up to 2028-29.

Among 68 schools surveyed, 20 anticipate annual 13 per cent decrease in admission applications from non-local students in the years up to 2028-29.

15 Feb 2024 - 11:59AM

Some pupils to sit Hong Kong university entrance exams across border: authority

Examination authority to set up two assessment centres to let 110 candidates sit university entrance exams in mainland China.

Examination authority to set up two assessment centres to let 110 candidates sit university entrance exams in mainland China.

7 Feb 2024 - 12:09AM

Academic staff departures at Hong Kong universities hit highest since handover

Education University of Hong Kong logs highest jump in departure of academics, doubling to 36 in 2022-23 from 18 in 2021-22.

Education University of Hong Kong logs highest jump in departure of academics, doubling to 36 in 2022-23 from 18 in 2021-22.

6 Feb 2024 - 10:55AM

Hong Kong university’s course on racism helps students tackle tough topics

HKU lecturer Michael Rivera launched ‘Making Race’ course in 2022, which aims to teach students how to talk honestly about racism.

HKU lecturer Michael Rivera launched ‘Making Race’ course in 2022, which aims to teach students how to talk honestly about racism.

4 Feb 2024 - 5:09PM

Hong Kong’s ethnic minority jobseekers held back by lack of Cantonese: survey

Most surveyed say it’s hard to break out of jobs as deliverymen, security guards and construction workers.

Most surveyed say it’s hard to break out of jobs as deliverymen, security guards and construction workers.

4 Feb 2024 - 11:06AM

Hong Kong’s future universities of applied sciences face reviews every 6 years

Post-secondary institutions will be allowed to apply for private university titles and UAS status at the same time.

Post-secondary institutions will be allowed to apply for private university titles and UAS status at the same time.

3 Feb 2024 - 1:44AM

2 Hong Kong teachers fired for watching porn, accidentally showing clip in class

Education Bureau says 47 teachers were deregistered last year, including six cases related to professional misconduct.

Education Bureau says 47 teachers were deregistered last year, including six cases related to professional misconduct.

2 Feb 2024 - 7:56PM

Drop in Hong Kong teachers quitting, HK$10.1 billion withdrawn from provident funds

In 2022-23 school year, 3,334 teachers from both subsidised and grant schools left their roles, accounting for 6 per cent overall decline compared with previous year.

In 2022-23 school year, 3,334 teachers from both subsidised and grant schools left their roles, accounting for 6 per cent overall decline compared with previous year.

31 Jan 2024 - 9:05PM

Hong Kong extends scheme offering help to pupils at high risk of suicide

Two-month old ‘Three-Tier School-based Emergency Mechanism’, which was to end Wednesday, will continue to run until December 31 this year.

Two-month old ‘Three-Tier School-based Emergency Mechanism’, which was to end Wednesday, will continue to run until December 31 this year.

29 Jan 2024 - 9:51PM

Hong Kong schools to woo more mainland Chinese students at second education expo

Organiser hopes to include more kindergartens, in addition to showcasing primary and secondary schools.

Organiser hopes to include more kindergartens, in addition to showcasing primary and secondary schools.

27 Jan 2024 - 9:02PM

Hong Kong education chief attends UK trade show ‘as planned’ amid trip criticism

Secretary for Education Christine Choi attended the British Educational Training and Technology Show in London.

Secretary for Education Christine Choi attended the British Educational Training and Technology Show in London.

26 Jan 2024 - 11:04PM

Hong Kong industry-focused universities to get ‘over HK$40 million for promotion’

Government funding will be used to promote alliance of new institutions, all geared towards providing graduates in subjects sought after by industries.

Government funding will be used to promote alliance of new institutions, all geared towards providing graduates in subjects sought after by industries.

25 Jan 2024 - 6:21PM

Hong Kong DSE vocational courses hit record high as extra lesson time released

Number of candidates taking vocational courses at DSE level jumps by 2,900 from 4,600 in 2023 to 7,500 this year.

Number of candidates taking vocational courses at DSE level jumps by 2,900 from 4,600 in 2023 to 7,500 this year.

23 Jan 2024 - 9:17PM