More details needed about new universities – College head

Hong Kong’s plan to have a new university of applied sciences up and running by as early as next year has prompted the head of a private institution to ask the government for more details, writes William Yiu for South China Morning Post.

Sally Chan Wai-chi, president of Tung Wah College in Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, said her college was preparing to upgrade and was interested in becoming a university of applied sciences. She also appealed to the government to increase tuition fee subsidies for courses at the new specialist universities to attract more students.

But Chan said the government had to provide more information on what exactly it expected from applied sciences universities. She said her college’s programmes had always been practical and work-oriented, with graduates aware of the professions they were qualified for and the jobs they would do.
Full report on the South China Morning Post site