SCMP Thursday, April 6, 2000

HKUST teachers go to top of the class

CHLOE LAI

Updated at 7.17pm:

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has the best teachers in the SAR according to a new survey, which also put them on a par with some of the best in the world.

Education columnist Joy Shi, who headed the survey of colleges worldwide, found HKUST had the best lecturers of Hong Kong's seven universities.

''The quality of the UST's faculty is comparable with that of the top overseas universities,'' Ms Shi said.

The columnist surveyed 249 professionals on their perceptions of various universities all over the world.

But public opinion differed - it believed the University of Hong Kong was the best.

Ms Shi believed this difference of opinion resulted because the public based its opinion on prestige, while the education professionals evaluated colleges according to credibility and achievement.