Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Fast Facts Since its official opening in October 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has established itself as an intellectual powerhouse, energising the community’s transformation into a knowledge-based society, and securing a place on… Read More

The Case Against University Rankings

The Case Against University Rankings

In his letter to the Irish Times on 7 September 2017, Dr John Kelly, Professor Emeritus at the University College Dublin, lamented about the distorting effects of university rankings. Here’s a summary of what he had to say: “The predominant criterion of these rankings is… Read More

First Media Design School

First Media Design School

First Media Design School Fast Facts First Media Design School (FMDS) is a specialised boutique design institution, offering design, design management and design entrepreneurship programmes. It is the education arm of the First Media Group, one of Singapore’s most awarded groups in the design industry.… Read More

How to survive and thrive in the digital age

How to survive and thrive in the digital age

“The American people are fighting the wilderness, physical and moral, on the one hand, and on the other are struggling to work out the awful problem of self-government,” Charles W. Eliot wrote in The Atlantic Monthly in 1869. “For this fight they must be trained… Read More

Study finds limited impact of blind marking at a British university

Study finds limited impact of blind marking at a British university

The anonymous marking of exam scripts has little impact on closing the achievement gap between students of different genders and ethnicities, new research suggests. Many universities have introduced blind marking in recent years in response to the underperformance of undergraduates from ethnic minorities and male… Read More

Preparation for the New World of Work

Preparation for the New World of Work

A great deal has been written about the future and the importance of preparing students with the skills, mindset, and attributes necessary for success in a rapidly evolving world. Truth be told, this is quite the harrowing task and one that should compel us all… Read More

The Impact of an Educator

The Impact of an Educator

I fondly remember when I was first asked to consider what my future career path might be. Mrs. Williams, my kindergarten teacher, asked the class to draw a picture that articulated what we wanted to be when we grew up. I immediately knew exactly what… Read More