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Hire academics based on qualifications, not birthplace, says president of Hong Kong university

Universities should hire academics based on their expertise without regard to their nationality or birthplace, the head of a tertiary education institution in Hong Kong has suggested in the wake of the controversial appointment of two mainland Chinese professors at the city’s top university.Knowledge and leadership skills were among the main criteria in deciding whether to recruit teachers, said the president of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Wei Shyy, on Thursday. The…


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