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Emerging economies university rankings 2019

Times Higher Education (THE) has just released their university rankings 2019 for emerging economies. Using a variety of performance indicators, THE rankings are an aid to institutions in their strategic managemen . . .

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How people overcome tough challenges

Life is full of unknowns and many of the situations we face may be unexpected and challenging. This BBC article is a good overview of decades of research by the Harvard Grant Foundation which has been working on pro . . .

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School shootings can happen anywhere

I was very saddened when reading this recent article in the SCMP about a recent mass shooting at a school in Brazil carried out by an ex-student. It is difficult to imagine what motivates a person to attack d . . .

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Is high school discipline a thing of the past?

If you’ve seen that viral video going around social media of a Caucasian teenage male screaming derogatory, racist language at his Asian male teacher, hearing about the lack of discipline in high schools acr . . .

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Every school 'needs dog as stress-buster'

The University of Buckingham vice-chancellor Sir Anthony has been a longstanding advocate of the need for schools and universities to pay much more attention to mental health. His view is “that it was no lon . . .

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Taking children out of school for "Family Holidays" . . . Should it be allowed?

The UK, along with many other countries, has been facing the problem of what to do about parents that take their children out of school for family holidays. This is a difficult issue. Many parents cannot . . .

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Should Hong Kong provide health education?

Obesity is normally a problem you hear about occurring in other countries. However, a recent study indicates that ½ the population in Hong Kong between the ages of 15 and 84 are either overweight or obese, . . .

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A step in the right direction, but is it enough?

We all know how much stress Hong Kong students go through with the time commitment to studying, exam pressure and competing for placements. From 2015 - 2018 there have been 52 suicides from primary and secondary s . . .

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