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. […]

Changes in the approval method for common core courses

Starting from the first semester of the academic year 2015-2016, the Common Core course approval method has been changed from an auto-ballot system to a first-come-first-serve basis. This is the first change in the Common Core course approval system since the establishment of the Common Core Curriculum in the University of Hong Kong in 2012. […]

HKU falls in the 2015 QS World University Ranking

In early September, the QS World University Rankings for the academic year 2015-2016 were released, with the University of Hong Kong ranking at 30th–a slight drop from its position at 28th last year. According to the newly published rankings, the Chinese University of Hong Kong also dropped from 46th to 51st this year. Meanwhile, City […]