Centennial Campus celebrates its third year anniversary

Centennial Campus celebrates its third year anniversary

Centennial Campus celebrates its third birthday this year. The campus of the University of Hong Kong has been transformed dramatically over the last few years, boosting its accessibility, efficiency, and comfort. It’s hard to believe that Centennial Campus was only a recent addition to the university’s century-old landscape. Coinciding with the university’s hundredth birthday, Centennial […]

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 […]

Producers of the longest LGBT television show in U.S. visit HKU

The creators of the longest ran lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) television program visited The University of Hong Kong on November 3. The Television show “In The Life” directed by John Catania and Charles Ignacio, ran for 11 years from 1992 to 2012, detailing diverse lives of LGBT members in the United States. Since […]

Annual Information Day welcomes secondary school students

The University of Hong Kong’s Annual Information Day for undergraduate admissions was held on Saturday, November 7 to showcase what the University had to offer for incoming students as the application deadline for undergraduate admissions for the year 2016-2017 draws closer . The day saw the University bustling with secondary school students excited to learn […]

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 […]