HKU lifts entry ban for 18 student leaders

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) says it has lifted a campus ban for 18 students' union council members after learning more about their involvement in a motion that mourned the “sacrifice” of a man who stabbed a policeman in July. The university barred dozens of students from its premises,...

Museum head elected as Estonia’s president

Alar Karis, a former state auditor and university head, delivers his speech at Estonia's Parliament in Tallinn, Estonia, Aug 31, 2021. (RAUL MEE/AP) Alar Karis, the head of the Estonian National Museum, was elected the country's president by its parliament on Tuesday, replacing the first female head of state Kersti...

Student accused of advocating terrorism freed on bail

A University of Hong Kong student charged under the national security law with advocating terrorism was on Friday released on bail by the High Court. Yung Chung-hei, 19, is one of four students from the university accused of promoting terrorism, after the students' union passed a motion in July thanking...

Security police raid HKU students’ union office

More than a dozen national security police officers raided the University of Hong Kong's students' union office on Friday, three days after Chief Executive Carrie Lam called for action against student leaders at the institution. Officers were seen carrying evidence boxes, and were let inside by university staff after 3pm....

Students accuse Lingnan University of suppression

Lingnan University’s students’ union accused the institution of suppression on Thursday, after it announced it will no longer collect membership fees on behalf of the student body. The university said it came to the decision after receiving complaints from parents and students that bundling union fees together with tuition fees...

Students’ union is dead to us: Hong Kong University

The University of Hong Kong on Tuesday issued a statement saying it no longer recognises the institution's students' union, just hours after Chief Executive Carrie Lam demanded action against student leaders. Lam told the media she was very angry and ashamed that the union's council had passed a motion expressing...

Action must be taken against HKU students: Carrie Lam

Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday said the University of Hong Kong should take action against student leaders who passed a motion expressing sadness over the death of a man who stabbed a policeman on July 1. Even though the HKU student union council has since withdrawn and apologised for...

HKU bashes students union for ‘whitewashing violence’

The University of Hong Kong on Thursday condemned its students’ union for "whitewashing violence" for mourning a man who killed himself after stabbing a police officer in Causeway Bay last week. During a meeting on Wednesday night, the students’ union council passed a motion to "express its deep sadness at...

HKBU suspends staff member arrested over terrorism

The Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) on Wednesday revealed that it had suspended one of its employees, saying the member of staff was among a group of people recently arrested on suspicion of engaging in terrorist activities. On Tuesday, authorities arrested nine people, including six secondary school students, in connection...

External forces have penetrated HK universities: CE

Universities in Hong Kong need to beware of "external forces with ulterior motives", Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday, warning that students could be indoctrinated into taking part in illegal activities. Ahead of her weekly Executive Council meeting, Lam was asked by a journalist to respond to reports in...

City U says it won’t make Covid jab a rule

The City University has hinted that it would not make it a rule for students to receive the coronavirus vaccines for them to attend classes, in contrast with the approach of some other local territory institutions. In an internal letter issued on Sunday, City U’s vice presidents Raymond Chan and...

China Marks an Important Year of Promoting Carbon Neutrality

TOKYO, May 7, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - The Global Commons Stewardship Index was developed by the University of Tokyo's Global Commons Center in collaboration with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Yale University. It was introduced in Chapter 10 of the book, "Understanding the...

CUHK removes ex-union members from committees

Chinese University's student union says eight former executive members have been disqualified from various university committees. The representatives were part of the now-disbanded student cabinet, Syzygia, which resigned en masse in March following a move by the university to cut ties with it. The university had announced in February that...

HKU’s decision to cut ties ‘regrettable’: union

The student union of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) on Saturday said it is “deeply regrettable” that the university has unilaterally severed ties with it. It called on university management to continue to communicate and cooperate with the student body during "difficult times." In a statement also signed by...

HKU severs ties with its own students’ union

The University of Hong Kong says it has severed ties with its students' union, accusing it of using the campus as a "platform for political propaganda", undermining the institution's interests and tarnishing its reputation. In a public statement and an email to students, the university said it will assume control...

CUHK student union resigns citing political pressure

CUHK student union resigns citing political pressure The new cabinet of the student union of Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) announced its resignation on Monday, citing increasing political pressure after the school cut ties with it last week. Syzygia said it was taking "political responsibility" for the decision to...