Education in Hong Kong – Part 2

Well, as always, the start to the academic year has been busy. Apologies for the delay, but here I will try and give a bit of an overview of what I have found out about the Hong Kong higher education … Read More »

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Education in Hong Kong – Part 1

In the research lab I have relatively little exposure to the academic set up here in Hong Kong. There is little communication outside of research groups so it has taken a while to get a feel for what the education … Read More »

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Networking

Hong Kong is a pretty small place so the networking can be somewhat limited however I think the Universities have all worked really hard to ensure that there are still opportunities. Despite being small and not necessarily hosting lots of … Read More »

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Socialising and trying to find a balance

As I think I’ve mentioned to before, meeting people can be quite difficult here to start off with and life can be quite isolated. The vast majority of expats reside on Hong Kong island with communities in Tsim Sha Tsui … Read More »

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University calendar and meeting some undergrads

Well, it has been a while since I posted on here so I’m trying to catch up on everything this weekend. Just like life as a postdoc in the UK, it seems to be non-stop here and I’ve barely had … Read More »

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Accommodation – Part 2: Signing the Contract

All the paperwork is in English and Cantonese but expect spelling mistakes in the English!  Once you’ve found the apartment you want at the price you want then there’s a fair amount of paperwork but it can get sorted quite … Read More »

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Accommodation – Part 1: Flat Hunting

Hong Kong is a small, densely populated place.  This means that property (renting or buying) is expensive and you don’t get many square feet for your dollars!  In the last twelve months apparently property prices have increased by over 5% … Read More »

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