Africa’s premier diva Angélique Kidjo speaks at Africa @ HKU

Africa’s premier diva Angélique Kidjo speaks at Africa @ HKU

Activist and entertainer Angélique Kidjo visited Hong Kong on October 30 for the World Culture Festival at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, and also took a chance to speak for Africa @HKU, an event co-organised by African Studies Programme and General Education Unit of the University of Hong Kong.     Kidjo has been called “The […]

China Study Trips remain controversial

China Study Trips remain controversial

As the end of the first semester draws near, a number of school departments, such as the General Education Unit (GE), China Affairs Office (CAO) and Office of International Student Exchange (OISE) have started offering students a wide range of short-term study trips during the winter break, many of which are exchange opportunities to China. After […]

United Nations officers talk refugee crisis with HKU students

Staffs of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) visited The University of Hong Kong on October 27 to discuss this year’s on-going refugee crisis with student bodies. The discussion revolved around UNHCR’s activity in Hong Kong through the past decade, as well as the dire situation in Europe. The number of refugees fleeing their home […]

Korean students shout for South Korea’s academic freedom

Korean students shout for South Korea’s academic freedom

At noon on November 4, ten students stood in the middle of the Happy Park, all in black clothing. They asked people to take pictures of them, upload them on Instagram, and tag #saveROKhistory. It was the voice of a group of Korean students alarmed on the recent announcement of the South Korean government on […]

HKU hosts its second Start-up Weekend

HKU hosts its second Start-up Weekend

For the second installment of The Lion Post’s HKU tech start-up series, instead of profiling a company, we’ll be looking a slightly different but entirely relevant event. Start-up Weekend Hong Kong (SWHK) began in November 2011, and has since been introduced to various universities across the city. The event brings together amateurs and experts in […]

New leak aired amidst concerns about media freedom arising from HKU injunction

New leak aired amidst concerns about media freedom arising from HKU injunction

Two days after HKU slapped an injunction on Commercial Radio following leaked recordings of closed-door meetings on the pro-vice-chancellor appointment, another recording from reportedly the same meeting was leaked, this time on a Taiwanese Internet forum. In the tape leaked on late on November 8 by PTT, Johannes Chan’s former classmate at LSE Rosanna Wong […]

More than 300 attend Japanese Cultural Night

More than 300 attend Japanese Cultural Night

The Japanese Society hosted Japanese Cultural Night in the Global Lounge the evening of October 22 to celebrate the Jidai Matsuri Festival with 300 other students by playing traditional games and eating classic Japanese food. The queue to enter the cultural night was out the door ten minutes before the event even began. The organizer, […]

University autonomy cast in doubt in Chan’s Saga

Around 4,000 members of staff, students and alumni joined a rally at the University of Hong Kong early this month in support of the former law dean voted down by the school’s council, announcing that further actions will be taken at the end of the month. Initiated by the Hong Kong University Students’ Union, HKU […]

Over thousands gather to protect HKU’s academic autonomy

The Hong Kong University Students’ Union and concern groups held a public assembly at Sun Yat-sen Park on Friday evening in protest against HKU’s declining academic autonomy. The assembly garnered over a thousand participants and was held in response to HKU Council’s rejection of Professor Johannes Chan as pro-vice-chancellor, which the concern groups perceive as […]

Thousands march at HKU in a fight for academic autonomy

Thousands march at HKU in a fight for academic autonomy

An estimated 2,000 students and professors gathered at the University of Hong Kong on October 6, for a silent march protesting against the loss of academic autonomy in the university. Dressed in academic gowns or black clothing, the crowd silently marched from the Visitor’s Center on Centennial Campus to Sun Yat-sen Place on Main Campus. […]