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5 Best Places to Eat in Oxford

January 9th, 2018

牛津好去處 – 走遍傳統城市尋覓5 大美食

 

Grabbing the best to eat in Oxford is not always easy, especially when you are new to the historic city. Having spent three years studying in the university, here are my picks for the best 5 eateries and cafes for your enjoyment.

 

就算對牛津居民來說,要在牛津找到好吃的東西並不容易。作為一位剛從希斯路機場到埗的遊客,要在牛津找到美食,就難上加難。在牛津大學學習了三年之後,我選擇了最好的五家不同類型的食肆,任君選擇。

 

 

 1. Gee’s Restaurant & Bar gees-header-1024x576

 

Situated 15-minute walk away from the city centre, Gee’s is the perfect place for everybody to spend a peaceful and quiet afternoon outside the touristy areas. With one of the most authentic European varieties and tranquil atmosphere around, the venue is best topped with floods of sunshine or typical Oxford starlight.

 

Set in the attractive glasshouse conservatory, Gee’s is a little heavenly corner resting in the North of Oxford. The restaurant is best known for their authentic British breakfasts, Mediterranean courses, mixed tapas dishes, well-cooked fish, and brilliantly brewed coffees.

 

If you are looking for somewhere peaceful for your Sunday Oxford morning, Gee’s is your place.

 

Gee’s餐館距離市中心約15分鐘步行路程,是客人在旅遊景點之外度過安靜下午的理想地方。Gee’s餐館以正宗的歐洲菜式和周圍的寧靜氣氛而聞名,為晴朗的牛津早晨帶來一絲絲清新的氣息。Gee’s餐館坐落於牛津北部一幢迷人的溫室內,如果你有幸親臨該餐廳,你需要一嚐特色英式早餐、地中海菜餚、西班牙小吃、精心烹製的魚和精美的咖啡。

 

Restaurant details 

Suitable for: weekend breakfasts or luxury dinners, casual chats 
Location: 61 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE
Opening hours: 
–  Sun – Thu (10:00 – 10:30)
–  Fri – Sat (9:45 – 11:00)
Telephone: +44 1865 553540
Website: gees-restaurant.co.uk

 

 

2. Edamame

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If you are into Japanese bites, Edamame is a fabulous choice to grab a variety of sushi with a warm miso soup for a quick lunch. Located just opposite to the spectacular New College, Oxford, Edamame is a rare authentic Japanese restaurant in Oxford with reasonable pricing for tourists, students and residents in Oxford. Due to its popularity amongst the locals, you will always see a queue outside the small, but cosy place.

 

If you do plan to pay a visit, make sure you are not pressed for time, as they do not accept reservation. The only way you can get in is to be patient and join the queue. Don’t worry, the usually 10-minute wait is certainly worth it! When you finally managed to get in, do not miss out their signature sushi and edamame dishes.

 

如果你喜歡日本料理,Edamame是一個相當不錯的選擇。Edamame位於牛津其中一個最壯觀的學院 ── New College對面,是牛津實屬少有的正宗日本餐廳,為遊客、學生和牛在地居民提供價格相宜又美味的日本食物,包括招牌壽司和日式枝豆。由於相深受眾人愛戴,你總會看到在餐廳外的人龍。 如果你決定前往,請確保時間充裕,因為他們不接受預訂。享用美食的唯一代價就是需要耐心等候。

別擔心,十分鐘的等待肯定是值得的!

 

Restaurant details 

Suitable forweekday casual lunches, early dinners 
Location: 15 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SA
Opening hours: 
–  Sun (12:00 – 15:30)
–  Wed – Sat (11:30 – 14:30)
–  Thu – Sat (17:00 – 20:30)
Telephone: +44 1865 246916
Website: https://www.edamame.co.uk/

 

 

3. G&D’s

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This local ice-cream café chain has been in and around Oxford for more than 25 years. Founded in 1992 due to the lack of high-quality ice-cream choices in Oxford, G&D’s has exceeded all expectation by firmly claiming the accolade as ‘the ice-cream place in Oxford’. Famous on their made-on-premises ice-cream, the combination of ice-cream and café business makes G&D’s a fantastic place to go to for casual chats, weekend brunch, quick lunch bites, or even midnight snacks.

 

Make sure you check out their huge variety of ice-cream before you leave Oxford, as you will find their ‘Oxford Blue’ and ‘Greek Yogurt’ flavours refreshing and appetizing. If you feel like enjoying them warm, you can try to mix them with hot chocolate (‘Holy Cow’) and even coffee (‘Mad Cow’)! I am sure the experience is strange, but truly unique.

  

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這家當地的冰淇淋咖啡連鎖店已經在牛津和周邊地區營運超過25年,被譽為「牛津冰淇淋之冠」。 G&D特別在於把冰淇淋和咖啡廳業務融合在一起,使G&D成為特色的假日休閒地,是享用早午餐、快餐,甚至午夜小吃的絕佳去處。

 

離開牛津前必嚐各種各樣的冰淇淋,你會發現他們的「牛津藍」和「希臘酸奶」口味別有一番風味。你亦一嚐將冰淇淋與熱巧克力混合而成的‘Holy Cow’或與咖啡混合而成的‘Mad Cow’,讓你的冬天變得溫暖。

 

Restaurant details 

Suitable for:weekday casual bites, weekend brunches, after-dinner snacks, dessert, casual chats, studying or sitting in a café 
Location:
–  94 St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1BT 
–  55 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HS
–  104 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JE
Opening hours: 
–  Everyday (8:00 AM – 12:00 AM)
Telephone: +44 1865 516652
Website: gdcafe.com/

 

 

4. Covered Market

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Although the Oxford Covered Market is not a restaurant, it is one of the best areas in Oxford for a quick bite, a tranquil place to spend an afternoon, and a brilliant meeting place with friends. Packed with traditional cafes such as the Oxford Café, the market is an ideal place to find an early breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea.

 

If you fancy a proper lunch, the Korean Jeong’s Dosirak and Thai eatery Sasi Thai will surely stimulate your taste buds. After lunch, locals would usually grab a cookie at Ben’s Cookies, as the smell is often detectable from outside the market, or a traditional British smoothie at Moo Moos Milkshakes, before continuing their day in the cafes.

 

As for tourists, the Covered Market is also best known for its variety of souvenirs. From clothing to coffee beans, from cheese to the famous Oxford hoodies, you no longer have to worry about decent presents for your loved ones.

 

bens_cookies_in_oxford_covered_market(Ben’s Cookies)

牛津有蓋市場是牛津輕食的所聚處。無論你追求的是一頓便利的午餐、一杯精心烘焙的咖啡,又或者一個與朋友聊天的聚會場所,均可以在這裹找到。早上,你可以親臨牛津咖啡廳 (Oxford Café) 享受傳統的英式早餐。如果你是一個貪睡鬼,亦可選擇早午餐或下午茶餐,令身心得以放鬆。 至於午餐,你必定要到韓國餐廳 ── Jeong’s Dosirak和泰國餐館Sasi Thai,定能刺激你的味蕾。

午餐過後,當地人通常都會在Ben’s Cookies買一塊新鮮出爐的曲奇,又或者到Moo Moos Milkshakes品嚐傳統的英式奶昔,然後在咖啡館度過剩餘的一天。 另外,有蓋市場販賣各式各樣的紀念品,讓你能搜刮不少特色寶物回家。

   

Market details

 
Suitable for:weekday casual lunches, afternoon tea, chill, dessert, small bites, souvenirs
Location: Market St, Oxford OX1 3DZ
Opening hours: 
–  Sun (10:00 – 16:00)
–  Mon – Sat (8:00 – 17:00)
Website: oxford-coveredmarket.co.uk/

 

 

5. St Edmund Hall Formal Dinner

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Oxford is famous for its long-established tradition of formal halls. It is only fitting in this review to include one of the most enjoyable formal halls in the University of Oxford. Dressed up in Hogwarts-like academic gowns, St Edmund Hall (Oxford) takes you back into the Hogwarts dining hall with the setting of four long tables alongside an escalated high table for senior fellows, not to mention the dimly lit lighting that intensifies an element of mysteriousness in the hall.

 

The quality of food at St Edmund Hall (aka Teddy Hall) is exceptional – and it is known throughout the colleges! Award-winning Head Chef John McGeever and his team prepare mouth-watering Formal Dinners to Teddy student and their guests twice every week. Each comes as a three-course meal of exquisite salad starter, the Hall’s very best salmon fillet (or lamb chop, or duck confit) and a phenomenal finale with tarts and fruits, accompanied by an unlimited flow of wine. Dietary requests could be made prior at the reservation of seat in order to ensure a delightful meal for everyone.

 

One point to note though, formal hall tickets at Oxford are strictly sold only to Oxford students and their guests. If you are lucky enough to know someone from the university, it’s probably time to ask your friend out because this experience is definitely unique to say the least.

 

相信你們都聽聞過牛津的高桌晚宴。一眾學生穿著學術禮服,像霍格沃茨學校的魔法生一樣。聖埃德蒙學院彷彿帶你回到霍格沃茨的場景 ── 四張長桌及一張預留給學者的高桌,配上暗淡的燈光,令原本廣闊的大廳更顯神秘感。  聖埃德蒙學院(又名泰迪學院)的飲食水準非常出色,其晚餐質素冠絕牛津!屢獲殊榮的主廚John McGeever和他的團隊每週兩次為Teddy學生及其客人準備佳餚。每道菜都經過精心挑選及調配,其招牌菜色包括沙拉三明治、三文魚柳、烤羊排或鴨肉等等,最後以水果撻和水果作結,配以葡萄酒,令整頓晚餐過程盡善盡美。閣下也可在預訂座位前按喜好、健康作出特別飲食要求,讓每個人都能享受近乎完美的一餐。 值得留意的是,牛津的高桌晚宴只招待牛津大學學生及其客人。如果你是該校學生或認識該校的學生,務必要到場一試,千萬別錯過此畢生難忘的經歷!

 

Formal Hall Details 

Suitable for: formal meet-up, formal dinners 
Location: Queen’s Ln, Oxford OX1 4AR
Opening hours: 
–  Tuesdays and Sundays (varies by college)
–  Start: 19:25
Website: https://www.seh.ox.ac.uk/current-students/meals-hall

 

 

About the writer:

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Anthony Li ─ Mr. Li holds a BA in Experimental Psychology from University of Oxford, with specific interests into Child Psychology. He then went on to graduate, with Distinction, from University of Cambridge with an MPhil in Education. He calls both Oxford and Cambridge of the United Kingdom his homes, where he spent a total of 4 years as a resident there. If you want a comprehensive comparison between the two traditional UK cities, there is no better person to ask!

Top 10 Universities for Economics & Econometrics 2017

January 2nd, 2018

2017年十大以經濟學聞名的大學

 

Looking to take your astounding Economics knowledge to new heights? Want to use Economics and make a difference to the world we live in? Then look no further than the following universities, all specialising in the field of Economics & Econometrics!

想令您的經濟知識水平提升至新高度嗎? 想利用它們改變我們正在生活的地方嗎? 那麼,一定要查看這些以經濟領域聞名的國際學府!

 

 

 10. Columbia University 哥倫比亞大學

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The goal of an economics program is to train students to think analytically about social issues, and as such provide a solid foundation for further study and careers in economics as well as for multiple other pursuits. The Columbia faculty in economics continue a distinguished tradition of research in a wide range of fields, from pure theory to applied subjects, and have achieved major distinctions for their work. The department’s Ph.D. and MA programs attract top-notch degree candidates from around the world.

 

哥倫比亞大學的經濟學課程旨在訓練學生對社會議題的分析力,同時鞏固經濟學的知識基礎,有助學生進行學術研究和尋覓職業路向。該經濟學院無論在純理論到應用學科等領域,保持一貫獨特的研究傳統,並在研究工作中取得了卓越的成績。因此,該部門的碩士及博士課程都吸引了來自世界各地的頂尖學生就讀。

 

 

9. Yale University 耶魯大學

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The Department of Economics at Yale offers a wide spectrum of courses for both specialists and non-specialists alike. For undergraduate majors, a core of courses in macro- and microeconomics, mathematics, and econometrics is required. Advanced courses offer training in economic history, finance, theory, international and developmental economics, market organization, human resources, and the public sector. The graduate program covers a broad range of research interests and diverse methodologies.

 

耶魯大學的經濟學系為專家和非專業人士提供了廣泛的課程。就本科生而言,耶魯大學提供宏觀及微觀經濟學、數學和計量經濟學的核心課程;而高級課程就提供經濟史、金融學、理論、國際及發展經濟學、市場組織(統營學)、人力資源和公共部門方面的培訓。研究生課程更涵蓋了廣泛的研究方向和多樣的方法論。

 

 

8. University of Oxford 牛津大學

University of Oxford

 

Oxford’s Department of Economics is one of Europe’s leading economics departments, and is committed to excellence in both teaching and research. Our members include some of the world’s most distinguished academic economists, who undertake innovative research that extends the frontiers of modern economic analysis, and our programs are internationally recognized for the exceptional training and scholarship that is provided.

 

牛津大學經濟系是歐洲領先的經濟學系之一,它的教學和研究方面都取得卓越成績。牛津大學經濟系培育出世界上最傑出的學術經濟學家,他們不斷進行創新的研究,拓展了現代經濟學的領域。再者,牛津大學的課程得到國際認可,並提供了優越的學術培訓和獎學金。

 

 

7. University of Chicago 芝加哥大學

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The university of Chicago currently enrolls 5,971 undergraduate students, and 16,016 students overall. Moreover, the University of Chicago scholars have played a major role in the development of many academic disciplines, including sociology, law, economics, literary criticism, religion and the behaviorism school of political science.

There are many prominent alumni, faculty members and researchers in the University of Chicago. 92 Nobel laureates have been affiliated with the university as professors, students, faculty, or staff, making it the fifth most of any institution in the world.

 

芝加哥大學坐推超過5000名本科生和10,000名研究生。它不但是法律經濟學的起源地,亦是世界經濟學、社會學、法學等最重要的研究教學中心之一。直到2017年,芝加哥大學有92位教師和校友曾獲得諾貝爾獎,位列世界第五。另外,芝加哥大學是培養華人精英的聚集地之一,培養了李政道、楊振寧和崔琦三個華人諾貝爾獎得主。

 

 

6. Princeton University普林斯頓大學

Princeton University

 

Princeton University offers postgraduate degrees (especially doctoral degrees), which are among the best in many disciplines; including mathematics, physics, economics, history, and philosophy. It has also graduated many notable alumni. Until 2017, Princeton University has been associated with 43 Nobel laureates, 21 National Medal of Science winners, 14 Fields Medalists, 5 Abel Prize winners, 10 Turing Award laureates, 5 National Humanities Medal recipients, 209 Rhodes Scholars, 139 Gates Cambridge Scholars and 126 Marshall Scholars.

 

普林斯頓大學提供研究生學位(特別是博士學位),該校所設立的學科都享負盛名,包括:數學、物理、經濟學、歷史和哲學。直至2017年,有43位諾貝爾獎得主、17名美國國家科學獎章得主,14名菲爾茲獎得主,10名圖靈獎得主,及3名美國國家人文獎得主曾經或現為普林斯頓大學的畢業生或教職員。

 

 

5. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) 倫敦政治經濟學院

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The LSE Department of Economics is one of the biggest and best in the world, with expertise across the full spectrum of mainstream economics. A long-standing commitment to remaining at the cutting edge of developments in the field has ensured the lasting impact of its work on the discipline as a whole. Almost every major intellectual development within Economics over the past fifty years has had input from members of the department, which counts ten Nobel Prize winners among its current and former staff and students. Our alumni are employed in a wide range of national and international organizations, in government, international institutions, business and finance.

 

倫敦政治經濟學院一向被譽為「世界領先的社會科學教育及研究機構」。直至2016年,倫敦政治經濟學院的校友及教員之中,就有18名諾貝爾獎得獎者、34名各國政壇領袖、31名英國下議院議員及42名上議院議員。

 

 

4. University of California, Berkeley (UCB) 加州大學伯克利分校

UC Berkeley

 

The Department of Economics in UCB is well-known for the excellence of its teaching and advising with a strong reputation for producing outstanding Ph.D. graduates as well as rigorous and innovative economic research. It is consistently ranked among the world’s leading departments.

 

加州大學伯克利分校的經濟系一直都是世界領先的學系之一。它是以其卓越的教學方法、嚴謹而創新的研究方針和傑出的博士學位而聞名於世。

 

 

3. Stanford University史丹福大學

Stanford University

 

The Stanford Economics Department has two central missions: to train students at the undergraduate and graduate level in the methods and ideas of modern economics, and to conduct both basic and applied research in economics that pushes forward the frontier of knowledge in the field. An undergraduate degree in Economics also provides a pathway to a diverse set of career opportunities, including jobs in private companies and public policy positions. Given their highly quantitative focus, Economics courses provide a useful applied complement to tools that students learn in mathematics, computer science, and statistics courses.

 

史丹福大學的經濟學系有兩個主要目標:運用現代經濟學的方法和思想去培養本科生和研究生,同時進行基本和應用性的經濟學研究,推動這學術領域的前進。 經濟學本科學位為學生提供了各式各樣的就業機會,包括私營公司的職位和公共政策職位。該學系甚著重定量研究和分析,所以學生需要學習數學、計算機科學和統計學等課程。

 

 

2. Harvard University 哈佛大學

Harvard University

 

Harvard is a large, highly residential research university. It operates several arts, cultural, and scientific museums, alongside the Harvard Library, which is the world’s largest academic and private library system, comprising 79 individual libraries with over 18 million volumes. Harvard’s alumni include eight U.S. presidents, several foreign heads of state. Moreover, there are 130 Nobel laureates have been affiliated as students, faculty, or staff.

 

哈佛大學為全美最難入讀的學府之一。哈佛擁有全美最古老的圖書館系統,這同時也是全球最具規模的私立及大學圖書館系統,館藏量逾1600萬冊。哈佛校友涵蓋8名美國總統及多國領袖與政治要員;其亦培養了62名富豪企業家及335位羅德學者,人數均為全美最多;另外,有130多名諾貝爾獎得主現在或曾經在哈佛學習或工作。校方在2007年起實行了財政援助政策,來自低年收入家庭的學生可以獲得不同程度的學費豁免,有才之士入讀著名學府不再是遙不可及的夢想。

 

 

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 麻省理工學院

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For over a century, the Department of Economics at MIT has played a leading role in economics education, research, and public service. MIT’s approach to graduate training in economics has been widely emulated at other leading institutions. Graduates of the MIT Economics Department’s doctoral program are now well-represented on the faculties of virtually all leading economics departments.

 

The MIT Economics Department today is a vibrant collection of faculty and students. The Department’s faculty have received numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize. Many are Fellows of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Econometric Society. Numerous faculty members have served in various elected offices of the American Economic Association and the Econometric Society. The Department offers one of the most rigorous undergraduate economics educations of any U.S. college or university, and its classes attract a large undergraduate student enrollment. The Department is consistently ranked as a top graduate training institution. Each year the MIT PhD program enrolls 20-24 candidates, selected from approximately 800 applicants.

 

超過一個多世紀,麻省理工學院的經濟系仍然在經濟學教育、研究和公共服務領域中擔任主導的角色。該系的教職人員多年來獲取很多獎項,包括諾貝爾獎。他們大多數是美國國家科學院院士、美國文理學院和計量經濟學會的會員。另外,麻省理工學院經濟系是美國最嚴格的本科經濟學教育之一,其課程吸引了大量本科生報讀。再者,該系一直被評為頂級研究生培訓機構。麻省理工學院博士課程每年從約800名申請者中,只取錄20至24名申請者就讀有關的課程。

 

 

 

There you have it! Why not check out the Top 5 Universities in Hong Kong for 2018?

讀畢海外大學經濟學院的資訊後,不妨繼續參閱2018年香港五大大學

 

 

 

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DSE, IB, AL Subject Prerequisite Manual

December 16th, 2017

Why are you here?

Tips about Subject Choice

 

Why do we need to know about making informed subject choices in high school? Isn’t high school all about having fun before getting into university?

 

At Norton House, we plan ahead. We think ahead (for you!) on your university subject choice, or even your professional career in 10 years’ time. We want you to come back in 5 years’ time. Tell us how well you are doing, share with us how much you thoroughly enjoyed the syllabus you are exposed to at university, and let us know you have decided on a clear and feasible career path.

 

As one of you some ten years ago, we have gone through the same problem – bewilderment on future, not sure whether we’ve chosen the best for ourselves, and have kept overthinking, “What if?”. In this mini booklet, we will inform you the answers to this question. We will tell you what is important to consider; and what are the sources of the exaggerated anxiety you may have. What we cannot do, however, is to decide for yourself.

 

After all, it’s your own path!

 

In the seminar on 17th December, 2017, we will be focusing on subject choices on the main syllabuses used in Hong Kong for studies abroad, namely the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE), International Baccalaureate (IB), and International A-Levels (IAL).

 

To download the ‘Subject Prerequisite Manual’, composed by Mr. Anthony Li (MPhil in Education, University of Cambridge), please click here: Subject Prerequisite Manual.

 

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Top 10 Universities for Mathematics 2017

December 8th, 2017

2017年十大以數學聞名的大學

We’re back with another top 10 list! This time, we explore the top 10 universities for studying Mathematics in 2017! (The rankings are based on the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

另一十大學校名單出爐! 這次,我們探討2017年修讀數學科的最佳學府!(排名根據 QS 世界大學排名 2017

 

10) New York University (NYU) 紐約大學

NYU New York University

 

The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (CIMS) is an independent division of New York University (NYU) under the Faculty of Arts & Science that serves as a center for research and advanced training in computer science and mathematics. It is considered one of the leading and most prestigious mathematics schools and mathematical sciences research centers in the world.

紐約大學於1934年成立科朗數學研究所。它是世界上首屈一指的數學研究中心,其應用數學榮獲全美第一。

 

 

9) University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 加州大學洛杉磯分校

University of California (UCLA)

 

The UCLA Department of Mathematics is by far the youngest of the top mathematics departments in the nation. In 2006, Terence Tao won the Fields Medal, described as the Nobel Prize of math. As of Fall 2016, it has 49 ladder faculty and 67 assistant adjunct professors, postdoctoral fellows, lecturers, and visiting faculty, encompassing major areas of both pure and applied mathematics.  In 2007, the Department received the American Mathematical Society’s (AMS) Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department.

加州大學洛杉磯分校的數學系排名全球十大。另外,該校學術成就超卓,先後共有16位教授和畢業生們獲取諾貝爾獎,例如:加州大學洛杉磯分校數學系的澳籍華裔教授陶哲軒(Terence Tao)在2006年獲得數學領域的諾貝爾獎 —— 菲爾茲獎。

 

 

8) ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology 蘇黎世聯邦理工學院

ethzurich

 

The Department of Mathematics at ETH Zurich is an internationally recognized reference point for mathematical research and teaching at the highest level. With its broad spectrum of pure and applied mathematics, the Department offers an ideal environment for scientists and students. With its long history of excellence, the Department of Mathematics conducts highest level research in most areas of pure and applied mathematics. It comprises a number of independent professorships, as well as the Seminar for Applied Mathematics (SAM), the Seminar for Statistics (SfS) and the Institute for Operations Research (IFOR).

蘇黎世聯邦理工學院數學系是國際公認為最高水平的數學研究和教學參考指標。該學系涵括了純數及應用數學多個範疇,為科學家和學生提供了一個理想的學術環境,讓他們進行高水平的數學研究。它引入多名教授、應用數學研討會(SAM)、統計研討會(SfS)和運籌學研究所(IFOR)。

 

 

7) Princeton University 普林斯頓大學

Princeton University

 

Princeton University is a great place to do math. For the 2017-18 academic year, rhe department of Mathematics at Princeton University consists of 73 faculty members, 25 visitors and researchers, 79 graduate students, and 70 undergraduate majors. Mathematics is one of the most versatile majors at Princeton and students here have the opportunity to work with some of the best mathematicians in the world in a wide variety of fundamental areas of both pure and applied mathematics. 

普林斯頓大學絕對是一個修讀數學的好地方。截止2017至18學年,數學學系坐擁73名教職員、25名學者、79名研究生及70名本科學生。學生在這裏有機會與世界上最優秀的數學家在純數學和應用數學的各個基礎領域進行合作。

 

 

6) University of California, Berkeley (UCB) 加州大學伯克利分校

UC Berkeley

 

The Department of Mathematics at Berkeley is generally recognized as one of the broadest, liveliest, and most distinguished departments of mathematics in the world.  With approximately 55 regular faculty members representing most of the major fields of current research, along with 25 to 30 post-doctoral scholars, 180 graduate students, over 800 undergraduate majors, one of the finest mathematics libraries in the nation, and situated in a favorable climate in one of America’s most exciting and cosmopolitan centers for mathematics research and teaching, Berkeley has become a favorite location for the study of mathematics by students and faculty from all over the world.

 

加州大學伯克利分校的數學系於全球享譽盛名。該學系現有研究人員約55人,其中博士研究生約30人、研究生180人、本科專業800餘人。該學系設有全國最好的數學圖書館、數學研究和教學中心之一,加州大學伯克利分校已成為世界各地的學生和教師最喜歡的數學研究場所。

 

 

5) University of Cambridge 劍橋大學

University of Cambridge

 

The Cambridge Mathematics course is often considered to be the most demanding undergraduate Mathematics course available in Britain and, correspondingly, one of the most rewarding. Since Sir Isaac Newton was Lucasian Professor (1669-96), mathematics teaching and research here have been enhanced by a string of brilliant mathematicians, including six Fields Medallists and even Nobel Prize winners. Most current Faculty members are leading international authorities on their subject. Our Faculty is also closely linked with the Isaac Newton Institute, which attracts specialists from all over the world to tackle outstanding problems in the mathematical sciences.

劍橋大學的數學課程被普遍認為是全英最高要求的本科數學課程,相應地,也是最有價值的課程之一。從17世紀牛頓任職期間到19世紀末,劍橋大學一直偏重於應用數學的教育,特別是數學物理。劍橋大學的純數教育及研究在19世紀獲得很大的進步,其後在20世紀初達致頂峰,並獲得最高的國際標準認可。時至今日,劍橋大學依然保持著頂級數學實力。此校的校友已經奪得六面數學界最高榮譽的菲爾茲獎。

 

 

4) University of Oxford 牛津大學

University of Oxford

 

Mathematics is the engine behind Science in the 21st Century. Mathematics in Oxford embraces this power and diversity by combining its pure and applied mathematicians in one department and one building, ensuring collaborations both within and beyond Oxford.

Oxford has over 850 undergraduates, more than 350 masters and doctoral postgraduate students, and over 170 faculties, research fellows and postdoctoral researchers studying and working across all fields of mathematics from Number Theory to understanding the mechanics of the human brain. It has nurtured many celebrities in mathematics. For example, three Oxford mathematicians, Michael Atiyah, Daniel Quillen and Simon Donaldson, have won Fields Medals, often called the “Nobel Prize for mathematics”.

牛津大學擁有850多名本科生、350多名碩士和博士研究生,以及170多名教師、研究員和博士級研究人員。他們專注數學部門各個領域的學習和工作。另外,牛津大學培養了不少數學界名人,例如:邁克爾·阿蒂亞丹尼爾·奎倫西蒙·唐納森,這三位牛津數學家都曾贏得菲爾茲獎

 

 

3) Stanford University 史丹福大學

Stanford University

 

SUMO is the Stanford University Mathematical Organization. It is the by-students-for-students math club on campus. It host various events that are open to everyone: math majors and non-math majors, graduate and undergraduate.

SUMO是史丹福大學的數學組織,亦是校內的數學學會。該學會舉辦各種對外開放的活動,無論是數學專業、非數學專業、研究生抑或是本科生,都能參與。

 

 

2) Harvard University 哈佛大學

Harvard University

 

Harvard is a large, highly residential research university. It operates several arts, cultural, and scientific museums, alongside the Harvard Library, which is the world’s largest academic and private library system, comprising 79 individual libraries with over 18 million volumes. Harvard’s alumni include eight U.S. presidents, several foreign heads of state. Moreover, there are 130 Nobel laureates have been affiliated as students, faculty, or staff.

哈佛大學為全美最難入讀的學府之一。哈佛擁有全美最古老的圖書館系統,這同時也是全球最具規模的私立及大學圖書館系統,館藏量逾1600萬冊。哈佛校友涵蓋8名美國總統及多國領袖與政治要員;其亦培養了62名富豪企業家及335位羅德學者,人數均為全美最多;另外,有130多名諾貝爾獎得主現在或曾經在哈佛學習或工作。校方在2007年起實行了財政援助政策,來自低年收入家庭的學生可以獲得不同程度的學費豁免。

 

 

1) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 麻省理工學院

MIT University ranking

 

MIT is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The Institute is traditionally known for its research and education in the physical sciences and engineering, but more recently in biology, economics, linguistics, and management as well. MIT is often cited among the world’s best universities by various organizations.

As of 2017, 88 Nobel laureates, 52 National Medal of Science recipients, 65 Marshall Scholars, 45 Rhodes Scholars, 38 MacArthur Fellows, 34 astronauts, 21 Turing award winners, 16 Chief Scientists of the U.S. Air Force, and 6 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with MIT. The school has a strong entrepreneurial culture and the aggregated revenues of companies founded by MIT alumni would rank as the eleventh-largest economy in the world.

擁有6間學術學院及32個學系部門的麻省理工學院常獲納入全球最佳學府之列。學校一直聞名於物理科學與工程學的教研,但在近代亦大力發展諸如生命科學、經濟學、管理學、語言學等其他學術範疇。截至2017年,麻省理工學院坐擁88位諾貝爾獎得主、52位國家科學獎章獲獎者、45位羅德學者、38名麥克阿瑟獎得主、6名菲爾茲獎獲獎者及21位圖靈獎得主。此校同時具很強的創業文化,由其校友所創辦的公司利潤總值相當於全球第十一大經濟體

 

 

So if you are looking to study Mathematics at one of the best schools available, don’t forget to check out these gems! Why not have a look at our list of University in Hong Kong 2018?

所以,如果您於以上著名學府修讀數學,記得密切留意它們的最新資訊!順道參閱 2018 香港大學

 

 

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Top 10 Universities for Science 2017

November 7th, 2017

2017年十大以科學聞名的大學

We’re back with another top 10 list! This time, we explore the top 10 universities for studying science in 2017!

另一十大學校名單出爐! 這次,我們探討2017年修讀科學的的最佳學府!

 

10) Imperial College London 倫敦帝國學院

Imperial College ranking

 

The faculty of Natural Sciences at Imperial College London is considered one of the three main faculties, and graduates obtain the Associateship of the Royal College of Science (ARCS). There are five academic departments; Centre for Environmental Policy, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics.

倫敦帝國學院自然科學學院被譽為是該校三大院系之一,而該學院的畢業生獲得皇家科學學院(ARCS)的院士名銜。自然科學學院共有五個學術部門,包括:環境政策、化學、生命科學、數學和物理中心。

 

9) The University of Tokyo 東京大學

Tokyo University ranking

 

The University of Tokyo is considered the most prestigious university in Japan. There are 10 faculties within the school, hosting 30,000 students. The University of Tokyo is also the first of Japan’s National Seven Universities. Undergraduates can join the College of Arts and Sciences, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, and the Faculty of Science.

東京大學是日本最負盛名的大學。校內有10個本科學部,招收3萬名學生。 東京大學也是日本第一所國立大學。本科生可以加入藝術與科學學部(又稱教養學部)、藥學部和理學部。

 

8) California Institute of Technology (CalTech) 加利福尼亞理工學院(加州理工學院)

caltech engineering ranking

 

Caltech places a strong emphasis on science and engineering, with $332 million US dollars spent on sponsored research in 2011. Caltech boasts an alumni and faculty of 37 Nobel Laureates, 1 Fields Medalist, 6 Turing Award winners, and 71 have won the United States National Medal of Science or Technology. The Institute is organized into six primary academic divisions: Biology and Biological Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Engineering and Applied Science, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy.

加州理工學院非常重視科學與工程,更於2011年斥資3.32億美元作研究用途。加州理工擁有37名諾貝爾獎獲得者,1名費爾茲獎得主,6名圖靈獎得獎者和71名美國國家勳章得主(科學或技術類別)。 該學院設有六個主要學科:生物與生物工程、化學與化學工程、工程與應用科學、地質與行星科學、人文與社會科學、物理學,以及數學與天文學。

 

7) University of California, Berkeley 加州大學伯克利分校

UC Berkeley ranking

 

With the world’s seventh best Natural Sciences course available, the University of California Berkeley is a perfect destination for science-enthusiasts. Their strength within the field of natural science arguably lies in biology, as UC as often been cited as the best global university for studying environment and ecology.

加州大學伯克利分校的自然科學課程榮獲世界第七,是科學愛好者的理想選擇。無論是生物學、抑或是研究環境和生態等領域,該校都甚具實力和名氣。

 

6) ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology 蘇黎世聯邦理工學院

ethzurich ranking

 

ETH Zurich was founded by the Swiss Federal Government in 1855 with a mission to educate engineers and scientists. It was also established to serve as a national centre of excellence in science and technology, in addition to providing a hub for interaction between the scientific community and various industries. A wide range of science subjects are offered, such as natural sciences, marine science, political science, computer science, and engineering science.

蘇黎世聯邦理工學院由瑞士聯邦政府於1855年創立,旨在培育出色的工程師和科學家。 該校作為科學界和各行業之間互動的橋樑,更建立國家科學技術卓越中心。它設立多元化的科學學科,如:自然科學、海洋科學、政治學、計算機科學和工程科學。

 

5) University of Oxford 牛津大學

University of Oxford ranking

 

With an institution that has more than 50 Nobel laureates and world leaders, you can be sure that the University of Oxford provides its students with a quality science course that primes them for future innovation. The Science Area is where most science departments are located, both in terms of learning departments in addition to research centres.

擁有50多位諾貝爾獎獲得者和世界領袖的機構,全因牛津大學多年來為學生提供高質量的科學課程,讓他們為未來創新作好準備。該校的科學學院含有學術部門、研究中心和學習室。

 

4) Stanford University 史丹福大學

Stanford University ranking

 

The Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences is the heart of the undergraduate programme, and awards most of the school’s degrees. The school is divided into three sections: Humanities & Arts, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. For Natural Sciences, students can undertake Applied Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics.

史丹福大學人文與科學學院是本科課程的核心,並授予學校大部分學位。該校分為三大部分:人文與藝術、自然科學與社會科學。 就自然科學學院而言,學生可以修讀應用物理學、生物學、化學、數學、物理學和統計學。

 

3) Harvard University 哈佛大學

Harvard University ranking

 

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is the largest of seven faculties at Harvard University. As of October 2003, this faculty comprised approximately 700 tenured professors and 300 part-time lecturers. There are 6,500 full-time undergraduate students in addition to 3,500 graduate students. Such large numbers entails a large market value – $32.3 billion US dollars to be exact, a great place for networking!

藝術與科學學院為哈佛大學七個院系中最大的。 截至2003年10月,校內約有700名終身教授和300名兼職講師。全日制本科生有6500人,研究生高達3500人。該校坐擁龐大的市場價值 —— 約323億美元,這絕對一個建立社交網絡的好地方!

 

2) Cambridge University 劍橋大學

University of Cambridge ranking

 

At Cambridge, the Natural Sciences Tripos (NST) are the three “stages” which form the University of Cambridge undergraduate teaching system. In the first year, students are made to undertake three courses – one for each area of natural science, in addition to mathematics. The degree awarded after the second “stage” is a BA, while the completion of the optional third “stage” entitles one to an MSci.

修讀劍橋大學自然科學學院需經歷三大階級。第一階段,學生們除了學習數學之外,還要修讀三門課程 —— 分別為自然科學的各個領域。完成第二階段,學生們獲授予的學士學位。而第三個階段後,則獲授予碩士學位。

 

1) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 麻省理工學院(MIT)

MIT University ranking

 

The School of Science is the second largest and one of the five available schools at MIT, and is composed of 6 academic departments. 16 faculty members in addition to 16 alumni have won Nobel Prizes, and the science departments include: Biology, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Chemistry, Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics. MIT is also responsible for a vast majority of high-level research, including cancer research, nuclear science research, and brain research to name a few.

科學學院是麻省理工第二大學院,由6個學術部門組成,涵括生物學、腦與認知科學、化學、地球、大氣與行星科學、數學與物理等科學系。該學院的諾貝爾獎得主共有16名;學校還負責絕大多數高水平的研究,包括:癌症研究、核科學研究、大腦研究等。

 

So if you are looking to study science at one of the best schools available, don’t forget to check out these gems! Why not have a look at our list of Top UK Boarding Schools?

所以,如果您於以上著名學府修讀科學,記得密切留意它們的最新資訊!順道參閱英國頂級寄宿學校列表

 

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Top 10 Universities for Engineering & Technology 2017

September 29th, 2017

2017年十大以工程、科技領域聞名的大學

Looking to take your astounding mathematic knowledge to new heights? Want to use maths and make a difference to the world we live in? Then look no further than the following universities, all specialising in the field of engineering and technology!

想令您的理科知識水平提升至新高度嗎? 想利用它們改變我們正在生活的地方嗎? 那麼,一定要查看這些以工程、科技領域聞名的國際學府!

 

10) University of California, Berkeley 柏克萊加利福尼亞大學

 

UC Berkeley

 

Also known as UC Berkeley, this public research university is located in Berkeley, California. Berkeley College of Engineering is particularly well-known for producing many successful entrepreneurs; among its alumni are co-founders and CEOs of some of the largest companies in the world, including Apple, Google, and Intel.

這所公立研究型大學位於加州伯克箂。許多成功的企業家都畢業於伯克箂工程學院; 多位著名校友是跨國公司的創始人和行政總裁,其中包括蘋果,谷歌和英特爾。

 

 

9) ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich 蘇黎世聯邦理工學院

ethzurich

 

ETH Zurich is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics university. The school was founded by the Swiss Federal Government in 1855 with the stated mission to educate engineers and scientists, serve as a national centre of excellence in science and technology and provide a hub for interaction between the scientific community and industry.

這是是一所集科學、技術、工程和數學於一身大學。 該學校由瑞士聯邦政府於1855年成立,旨在培育工程師和科學家、提升國家科技水平,成為聯繫當地科學界和工業界的重要橋樑。

 

 

8) National University of Singapore 新加坡國立大學

NSU Singapore University

 

The National University of Singapore (NUS) was founded in 1905, it is the oldest institute of higher learning (IHL) in Singapore, as well as the largest university in the country in terms of student enrolment and curriculum offered. The Faculty of Engineering (FOE) was launched in 1968. It is the largest faculty in the university. There are several divisions/departments; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering; Civil & Environmental Engineering; Computer Engineering; Engineering Science Programme; Industrial & Systems Engineering; Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Division of Engineering and Technology Management. There is also a Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering.

新加坡國立大學成立於1905年,不但是新加坡最歷史悠久的高等院校,更是全國最多入學人數和課程種類的大學。 工程學院(FOE)於1968年創建,為該校最大的學院。該學院擁有多個部門,包括:生物醫學工程、化學與生物分子工程、土木與環境工程、計算機工程、工程科學課程、工業與系統工程、材料科學與工程、機械工程,以及工程與技術管理部。 此外,該校更設立國大綜合科學和工程研究生院,致力於在科學、工程及醫學相關領域,引領世界級跨學科研究生教育科研趨勢。

 

 

7) Imperial College London 倫敦帝國學院

Imperial College London

 

The Faculty of Engineering is one of the three main Faculties of Imperial College London. It was formed in 2001 from the former City and Guilds College and the Royal School of Mines – two of the three original ‘Constituent Colleges’ of Imperial College when the latter was formed in 1907. The faculty is divided into ten Academic Departments: Aeronautics Engineering, Bioengineering, Design Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computing, Earth Science & Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Materials, Mechanical Engineering, and the Dyson School of Design Engineering.

工程學院是倫敦帝國學院三大學院之一。 它於2001年由前英國倫敦城市專業學院和皇家礦業學院成立。工程學院分為十個學術部門:航空工程、生物工程、設計工程、化學工程、土木與環境工程、計算機、地球科學與工程、電氣與電子工程、材料與機械工程及Dyson設計工程。

 

 

6) Princeton University 普林斯頓大學

Princeton University

 

Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science is located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. A school within Princeton University, which is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, it provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in six departments: chemical and biological engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, and operations research and financial engineering. It has nearly 950 undergraduates, 550 graduate students and 130 faculty members in its six departments.

普林斯頓大學位於美國新澤西州普林斯頓,現為八所常春藤聯盟大學之一。工程與應用科學學院提供六個本科和研究生教學部門,有化學和質物工程、土木與環境工程、計算機科學、電機工程、機械和航空工程,以及運營研究和金融工程。 這六個學術部門已坐擁近950名本科生、550名研究生和130名教師。

 

 

5) University of Cambridge 劍橋大學

Cambridge University

 

The University Of Cambridge Department Of Engineering is the largest department at the University of Cambridge and one of the leading centres of engineering in the world. The Department’s aim is to address the world’s most pressing challenges with science and technology. To achieve this aim, the Department collaborates with other disciplines, institutions, companies and entrepreneurs and adopts an integrated approach to research and teaching.

劍橋大學工程學系是該校最大的學術部門,也是世界領先的工程中心之一。 其目標是解決世界上各種最新、迫切的科技挑戰。 為了實現目標,該部門與其他學科、機構、企業和企業家進行緊密合作,採取綜合的研究與教學方法。

 

 

4) Massachusetts Institute of Technology 麻省理工學院

MIT University

 

The MIT School of Engineering (SoE) is one of the five schools of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. SoE has eight academic departments and two interdisciplinary institutes. The School grants S.B., M.Eng, S.M., an engineer’s degree, and Ph.D. or Sc.D degrees. The current Dean of Engineering is Anantha P. Chandrakasan. The school is the largest at MIT as measured by undergraduate and graduate enrolments and faculty members.

麻省理工學院位於美國麻薩諸塞州劍橋市,其工程學院是校內最大規模的學術學院。目前的工程系院長是Anantha P. Chandrakasan教授,共378名院內成員曾贏取主要研究和教學獎項。工程學院有八個學術部門和兩個跨學科機構。 學校設有工程師學士、碩士及博士學位。

 

 

3) University of Oxford 牛津大學

Oxford University Norton House

 

The department was originally established in 1908 with the appointment of the first Professor of Engineering Science at Oxford, Frewen Jenkin, grandfather of Lord Jenkin of Roding. The Jenkin Building is named after him. On 2 February 1909, the Honour School of Natural Science (Engineering Science) was formally instituted by a Statute of Oxford University. The School was initially located at 6 Keble Road, on the south side of what is now known as the Keble Road Triangle, part of the Oxford University Science Area. The main part of the department has remained and expanded at this location to the present day.

該部門最初成立於1908年,任命Frewen Jenkin為牛津大學工程學系第一位教授。 N院內其中一所實驗室亦以Frewen Jenkin教授命名。該學院每年為各級學生、校內學者、業界代表舉辦不同種類的活動,增強各界交流、切磋的機會。

 

 

2) Stanford University 史丹福大學

Stanford University

 

Stanford University School of Engineering is one of the schools of Stanford University. The current dean is Jennifer Widom, the former senior associate dean of faculty affairs and computer science chair. She is the school’s 10th dean. The School of Engineering was established in 1926 when Stanford organized the previous independent academic departments into a school.

史丹福大學工學院的現任院長是前高級副教務長兼計算機學系主任珍妮弗·韋多姆(Jennifer Widom),為該學院的第十任院長。 工程學院擁有240多名教師和4000多名本科生、研究生、合作學生和研究生。

 

 

1) California Institute of Technology (Caltech) 加利福尼亞理工學院(加州理工學院)

caltech engineering

 

Caltech has six academic divisions with strong emphasis on science and engineering, managing $332 million in 2011 in sponsored research. Its 124-acre (50 ha) primary campus is located approximately 11 mi (18 km) northeast of downtown Los Angeles. First-year students are required to live on campus and 95% of undergraduates remain in the on-campus House System at Caltech.  Caltech alumni and faculty include 34 Nobel Prizes (Linus Pauling being the only individual in history to win two unshared prizes), 1 Fields Medalist, 6 Turing Award winners, 4 Chief Scientists of the U.S. Air Force and 71 have won the United States National Medal of Science or Technology.

加州理工學院擁有六個學術部門,著重科學和工程學。該校於2011年贊助3.32億美元予研究項目。 佔地124英畝(50公頃)的校園距離洛杉磯市中心東北約11英里(18公里)。 一年級學生必須在校園生活,現時約95%的本科生享用校內的住宿計劃。工程學院的34名校友和教師獲諾貝爾獎(Linus Pauling是歷史上唯一獲得兩項非共享獎的個人)、1名費爾茲獎得主、6名圖靈獎得獎者、4名美國空軍首席科學家和71名美國國家勳章(科學或技術類別)。

 

 

There you have it! Why not check out the Top 5 Universities in Hong Kong for 2018?

讀畢海外大學工學院的資訊後,不妨繼續參閱2018年香港五大大學

 

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New GCSEs! But What Does That Mean Exactly? 新GCSE!到底這是甚麼?

September 25th, 2017

Students are readying themselves to receive their GCSE results this summer, but English and maths scores will come in the form of a new numbered grading system. This change has occurred as part of a government scheme to revamp the current GCSE system, as individuals have expressed opinions that encourage the need for a more rigorous and “precise” grading system for pupils. As a result, grade rankings of 9 to 1 will be awarded as opposed to the current A* to G system. Is the curriculum changing? Yes it is. Now, GCSEs will be conducted with a more linear structure as opposed to modular, so all exams are held at the end of the 2 year course as opposed to intermittently throughout the programme.

今年暑假,學生們都收到GCSE考試的成績單,自然發覺今屆英文和數學考試採用了新的評分準則。為甚麼呢?近年,公眾紛紛表達意見,鼓勵對學生進行更嚴格,更精確的分級制。有見及此,政府改革現行的GCSE考試制度,新的評分準則應運而生 —— 從以往的 A *至G改為9至1的等級排名,9為最高評級。這是否意味着課程出現了變化?是的!由現在開始,GCSE將以線性結構進行,所有考試於兩年課程制完結後進行,而不是於單元之間舉行。

 

new gcses 2017

 

Before we continue, let’s have a look at the original intention of what GCSEs were meant to achieve. GCSEs have been around since 1988, a total of 29 years with the same grading system, general curriculum structure, and overall “purpose” for students – so that they can progress to the next stage of their lives. However, life in 1988 was much different compared to now; it was extremely common for students to move on from schooling after fifth form and participate in non-academic courses, such as vocational training or community college to kick start their careers.

現在,不妨一起了解GCSE旨在實現的原意。 GCSE自1988年以來,過往的課程結構、學生的整體學習目標及評分制度已沿用29年之久。然而,1988年的生活與現在相比,可謂物換星移;以往,學生完成五年中學教育後,隨即投入職業培訓、社區大學等非學術課程,及後開始職業生涯,這現象是極其普遍。

 

This has unfortunately opened doors to some criticism for the school qualification, for instance being labelled as too easy and caters for a student-majority that are no longer present. Nowadays, pupils usually continue with their schooling careers and end up going to university, and any alternatives are often frowned upon or are considered extremely rare. With this being the case, people are asking; “why are pupils still undertaking a curriculum and exams designed for those who are actually looking to move on from academia?”

這不幸地招致許多對學校資格的嚴厲批評,例如:被認定為太容易,用來滿足絕大部分「不再存在」的學生。現今,學生通常選擇繼續升學,甚至將大學定為最終目標;反而,投入非學術課程或其他出路就不太常見。現實情況的改變讓人不禁反思課程內容及評核意圖是否需要調節。

 

When all of these points are taken into account, is it clear to see why talks surrounding changes related to the GCSE course have been up in the air since 2013, and the time has finally come for them to be modified. But what is being changed exactly?

當考慮到這些要素時,您就會發現為何從2013年開始,人們不斷討論有關GCSE課程的變改。到底新的轉變是甚麼呢?

 

Exams & Assessment 考試與評估

  • Most exams will be taken at the end of the 2-year course rather than on a module basis 大多數考試將在兩年制課程結束時進行,而不是以單元為基礎
  • There will be more essay-based questions 設有更多以論文為主的題目
  • Content will be more challenging – more substantial texts in English literature and new topics in maths 內容將更具挑戰性 —— 英國文學將涵蓋實用文本和數學亦拓展新課題
  • Everyone will have to do at least 2 sciences 每人必須選修至少2科理科
  • Coursework and controlled assessments will not be applicable to most subjects apart from practical ones, such as art and drama 大部分科目(除了藝術和戲劇)只計考試成績,不計習作以及平時修習的成績

 

Grading 分級

As mentioned previously, grades will be awarded on a number-based scale from 9 to 1 (9 being the highest, and 1 being the lowest). A full transition for all subjects to be graded in this way will be made over the next 2 years, with English literature, English language, and maths being the first to undergo this change during the summer 2017 results. Here is an easy-to-follow table for your reference!

正如上述,評分準則將分為一至九級。目前只有三科科目作先導,其餘學科將於2020年以九級制作成績評級。以下的表格能讓您更易理解!

new gcses grading system how does it work

There you have it – the latest changes that are being made to GCSEs from 2017 onwards. If you have any opinions or questions you would like to share, please feel free to comment or get in touch with us on Facebook. In the meantime, why not have a look at our article on STEM Learning – Does It Live Up To The Hype?

如果您有任何意見或問題想與我們分享,請隨時在Facebook上發表評論或與諾德教育的教學團隊聯繫。同時,不妨看看關於STEM學習的文章

 

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Top 5 HK Universities 2018

June 29th, 2017

2018年首5所香港大學

 

As you would have read in our previous article, Hong Kong has made a recent breakthrough when it came to the official QS University rankings for 2018. A record total of 5 universities in the Pearl of the Orient were listed in the world top 100 list, an impressive number for a place with a total area of only 2,754km2. Read on for more information about these universities and their specialities!

正如上一篇文章中所提及,香港於2018年QS大學排名榜中取得重大突破。本港5所大學創歷史新高,名列世界前100強;一個令人印象深刻的地方是,這顆細小的「東方明珠」只有2,754平方公里,正發出耀眼光芒。繼續細閱下去,您會知道更多有關這些大學的資訊!

 

5) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

五、香港理工大學

 

PolyU Polytechnic HK Ranking

 

2017/18 QS University World Rank: 95th

2017/18 QS大學世界排名:第95名

 

Top 50 Under 50 World Rank: 6th

最佳50所創校未滿50年大學:第6名

 

Notable Subjects:

傑出科目:

Subject Name

QS World Ranking

Architecture

15

Art & Design

27

Civil & Structural Engineering

10

Linguistics

34

Nursing

30

Hospitality & Leisure Management

3

 

科目名稱

QS世界排名

建築學

15

藝術及設計學

27

土木與結構工程學

10

語言學

34

護理學

30

款待管理學

3

 

Established in 1937 but granted full university status in 1994, PolyU has an international faculty and student community with a global network of over 440 institutions in 47 countries and regions. 220 undergraduate, postgraduate, and sub-degree programmes for more than 32,000 students are offered every year. Due to its young age, PolyU also qualifies for a separate ranking known as the “Top 50 Under 50 Rankings” for universities under 50 years old, currently placing 6th in the world.

創立於1937年,並於1994年正式取得大學地位,香港理工大學與全球共47個國家及地區中高達440所機構建立龐大的國際網絡。每年提供220個學士學位、深造及副學士課程予超過3萬2千名學生。理工大學在建校未滿50年的全球50所最佳大學排名榜中排第6位。

 

4) City University of Hong Kong (CityU)

四、香港城市大學

 

cityu university hk ranking

 

2017/18 QS University World Rank: 49

2017/18 QS大學世界排名:第49名

 

Top 50 Under 50 World Rank: 4th

最佳50所創校未滿50年大學:第4名

 

Notable Subjects:

傑出科目:

Subject Name

QS World Ranking

Linguistics

26

Mathematics

46

Engineering (Civil & Structural)

46

Communication & Media Studies

27

 

科目名稱

QS世界排名

語言學

26

數學

46

土木與結構工程學

46

傳理與媒體學

27

 

City University in Kowloon Tong was founded in 1984, and became fully accredited in 1994. The university is organised into 3 colleges (College of Business / College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences / Science & Engineering) and 4 schools (School of Creative Media / Energy & Environment / Law / Veterinary Medicine). More than 50 bachelor’s degree programmes are offered and postgraduate degrees are offered by the Chow Yei Ching School.

香港城市大學位於九龍塘,於1984成立,在1994年正式獲取大學資格。目前共有7個學院:商學院、人文社會科學院、科學及工程學院、創意媒體學院、能源及環境學院、法律學院、動物醫學院。周亦卿研究生院提供超過50個學士學位及深造課程。

 

3) Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

三、香港中文大學

 

cuhk university ranking chinese

 

2017/18 QS University World Rank: 46

2017/18 QS大學世界排名:第46名

 

Notable Subjects:

傑出科目:

Subject Name

QS World Ranking

Communication & Media Studies

20

Accounting & Finance

23

Linguistics

25

Social Sciences & Management

26

Sports-Related Subjects

26

Nursing

27

Arts & Humanities

31

 

科目名稱

QS世界排名

傳理與媒體學

20

會計與金融學

23

語言學

25

社會學

26

體育運動科學

26

護理學

27

人文學

31

 

Formally established in 1963, Chinese University is Hong Kong’s second oldest university and is organised into 9 constituent colleges and 8 academic faculties. Four Nobel laureates are associated with the university, and it is the only tertiary institution in Hong Kong with recipients of the Nobel Prize, Turing Award, Fields Medal and Veblen Prize sitting as faculty in residence.

香港中文大學成立於1963年,為本港第二最古老的大學,共設有9所成員書院和8間學術學院。共有4位諾貝爾獎得主畢業於香港中文大學;香港是唯一一所具有獲得菲爾茲獎、克魯格人文與社會科學終身成就獎等國際頂級獎項校友的香港高等學府。

 

2) Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)

二、香港科技大學

 

hkust university ranking science technology

 

2017/18 QS University World Rank: 30

2017/18 QS大學世界排名:第30名

 

Top 50 Under 50 World Rank: 2nd

最佳50所創校未滿50年大學:第2名

 

Notable Subjects:

傑出科目:

Subject Name

QS World Ranking

Engineering & Technology

15

Accounting & Finance

17

Computer Science & Information Systems

19

Business & Management Studies

20

Engineering – Mechanical

23

 

科目名稱

QS世界排名

工程科技學

15

會計與金融學

17

電腦科學

19

商業與管理學

20

機械工程學

23

 

Established in 1991, it is Hong Kong’s youngest university with no precursory existence. The university consists of 4 disciplinary schools, offering degrees in business & management, engineering, science, and humanities & social science. HKUST has been regularly considered as one of the top 3 tertiary institutions throughout the territory. The university was also ranked as Asia’s No. 1 institute by the independent branch of regional QS University Rankings: Asia for 3 consecutive years (2011 – 2013).

香港科技大學於1991年創校,是本港最年青的學府。該校設有4所學術學院,提供工商管理、工學、理學及人文社會學科課程。它獲評為本港最頂尖大學之一,更連續三年 (2011-2013) 於QS大學排名榜位居亞洲第一。

 

1) Hong Kong University (HKU)

一、香港大學

 

hku university hong kong ranking

 

2017/18 QS University World Rank: 26

2017/18 QS大學世界排名:第26名

 

Notable Subjects:

傑出科目:

Subject Name

QS World Ranking

Dentistry

1

Education & Training

7

Engineering – Civil & Structural

9

Architecture

10

Social Policy & Administration

10

Medicine

34

 

科目名稱

QS世界排名

牙醫學

1

教育及培訓學

7

土木與結構工程學

9

建築學

10

社會政策及行政學

10

34

 

HKU is Hong Kong’s oldest tertiary institute, having been established in 1911. Today, the university is organised into 10 faculties, demonstrating strength in areas of Accounting & Finance, Biomedicine, Dentistry, Education, Humanities, Law, and Linguistics. In fact, the founder of modern China Dr. Sun Yat-sen was a graduate of the HKU College of Medicine for Chinese. Additionally, multiple Executive Council and Legislative Council Members are also graduates from HKU.

香港大學是本地歷史最悠久的高等教育學府,創立於1911年。香港大學現共有十大學術學院,以會計學、生命科學、牙醫學、教育學、人文學、語言學見長。國父孫中山先生更是香港大學醫學院畢業生;多名行政會議及立法會成員均畢業於此。

University in Hong Kong 2018

June 22nd, 2017

2018香港大學

 

When it comes to choosing university, people often think of places like the UK and USA. However, sometimes home could be the best option for you (or alternatively, sometimes Asia could be your door to opportunity). Despite the entire country being only 2,754km2 and home to less than 15 universities, an astounding 5 of these institutions have made it into the official QS University Ranking’s Top 100 for 2018!
公開試放榜在即,不少人部署升學路時,都會考慮海外大學,英國、美國等更被視為熱門地區。其實於本地升學,也未嘗不是一條好出路(或者,亞洲的大學能為你打開機會之門)。雖然香港只屬彈丸之地,大學數目寥寥可數,但當中有5間知名學府打入2018年國際高等教育資訊機構Quacquarelli Symonds公布的全球大學排名100強,實在值得驕傲。

 

In fact, all institutions but Chinese University and Baptist University experienced an “upgrade” in terms of their ratings, with HKU leading the way with a world ranking of 26 in 2018. HKUST came in at a close second, being placed 30th on the list, followed by Chinese University at 46, City University at 49, and Polytechnic University coming in at 95.
事實上,除了中大和浸大,其他香港學府的排名均有上升﹕港大以第26名領先,成為最高本地學府。科大亦緊隨其後,位列第30名。中大、城大和理工大學分別位於第46名、第49名及第95名。

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This is amazing news for educational institutions in Hong Kong, and provides aspirations and hope for the future when it comes to educating students at a tertiary level in Asia’s World City. So, when it is your turn to make a decision for your future, don’t forget to keep Hong Kong in your thoughts!
對眾多學府而言,這絕對是天大的喜訊,同時為未來培養學生帶來更大的鼓舞和希望。所以,當你要為未來作出選擇,不忘考慮本地學府呢﹗

 

Why not check out our Top 10 Medical School ratings for 2017?
不妨登陸2017全球頂尖十大醫學院!暸解更多。

Top 10 Medical Schools 2017

May 25th, 2017

2017全球頂尖十大醫學院!

 

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

10) University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) 加利福尼亞大學(三藩市)

Part of the University of California system, the university is dedicated to health sciences. Both teaching in addition to ground-breaking medical and biological research is conducted here, resulting in it being ranked as one of the top universities in the biological field in the world. In 2015, 7,393 people applied and 437 were interviewed for 149 positions in the entering class.
位於三藩市加利福尼亞大學在健康科學方面卓有成就,包括有頂尖的醫學及生物學研究項目,從而使得本校擁有全球知名的生物學科。在2015年,有7393名學生申請,其中437獲得面試資格,而最終僅有149名學生成功入讀。

 

UCL (University College London)

9) UCL (University College London) 倫敦大學學院

The school provides a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education programmes. The medical course at UCL has been on offer since 1834, and has seen some notable alumni go through the halls. These individuals include Josephine Barnes, the first female president of the British Medical Association in 1979, and Michael Brown the former Physician to the Queen.
倫敦大學學院提供多種學士及碩士課程,醫學科學自1834年開辦至今,已經培養出多位全球知名的業內人士。其中包括Josephine Barnes,1979年英國醫學協會首位女性會長,還有Michael Brown也同樣畢業於此。

 

Yale University

8) Yale University 耶魯大學

Founded in 1810 as The Medical Institution of Yale College, the school is home to the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, one of the largest modern medical libraries in existence. The faculty includes 62 National Academy of Sciences members, 40 Institute of Medicine investigators, and 16 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.
耶魯大學醫學院始建於1810年,世界上最先進的醫學圖書館就坐落於此。學院共有62個國家科學家獲得者,40位醫學院學科專家,以及16個Howard Hughes醫學院專家。

 

University of California (UCLA)

7) University of California (UCLA) 加利福尼亞大學

Known as the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the university accepts applications for summer academic enrichment programmess. These programmes include the Premedical/Predental Enrichment Program (PREP), Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP), and the Re-Application Post baccalaureate Program (RAP). Some notable alumni include the inventor of the PET scanner (Michael E. Phelps), and Alcino J. Silva, pioneer in the field of molecular and cellular cognition of memory.
加利福尼亞大學David Geffen醫學院享譽世界,學校接受夏季入學課程。這些課程包括醫學/牙科預科課程,夏季牙科課程以及在就業培訓課程。著名校友包括PET掃描儀發明者Michael E. Phelps),分子及細胞記憶認知學者Alcino J. Silva。

 

Karolinska Institute

6) Karolinska Institute 卡羅琳學院

Located in Sweden, the Karolinska Institute is one of the largest and most prestigious medical schools in the world. In fact, the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The Karolinska University Hospital is associated with the university as a research and teaching hospital. Together they form an academic health science centre.
坐落於瑞典的卡羅琳學院是全世界最大以及最著名的醫學院之一,事實上,卡羅琳學院畢業生獲得多個生理學及醫學的諾貝爾獎。同時,學校還有研究及教學的附屬醫院,從而形成完整的生命科學學習中心。

 

Stanford University

5) Stanford University 史丹佛大學

Being the oldest medical school in the Western United States, it is a research-intensive institution that places a strong emphasis on medical innovation, novel methods, discoveries, and interventions. The university was responsible for 4 particularly outstanding medical innovations in 2015, including sepsis diagnosis, Alzheimer’s, malnourishment, and preterm birth.
作為美國西部歷史最為悠久的醫學院,史丹佛大學重點在於發展醫學創新,並不斷進行多種方法和形式的創新。在2015年,學院就有超過4個卓越創新,包括敗血症診斷等多種疾病的創新治療方法。

 

Johns Hopkins University

4) Johns Hopkins University 約翰霍普金斯大學

The Johns Hopkins University of School of Medicine (JHUSOM) is the academic medical teaching and research arm of Johns Hopkins University. It has been consistently ranked as one of the top medical schools in the world, and has been granted several research grants by the National Institutes of Health. The Johns Hopkins Hospital was ranked the number one hospital in the United States for 22 years by US News & World Report.
約翰霍普金斯大學醫學院是重要的醫學教育和研究機構,在全球排名一直名列前茅,並有多項卓越的研究成果。約翰霍普金斯醫院更在美國22年來排名第一。

 

University of Cambridge

3) University of Cambridge 劍橋大學

Students from Cambridge University can enter the clinical school on completion of three years of pre-clinical training and a further interviewing process. Applicants from outside Cambridge University are also invited to apply providing they meet the entry requirements. Approximately half the medical students used to leave Cambridge after their pre-clinical studies as there were not enough places on the clinical course for them all; from 2017 onwards, all Cambridge medical students will continue to study in Cambridge for the full six years.
在學生正式入讀劍橋大學之前,需要接受三年的預科培訓,並接受進一步的面試檢驗。而劍橋之外的申請人,只要達到要求,也同樣可以參加面試。在預科培訓之後,有大約一半的學生離開,原因是劍橋允許入讀的人數有限。而就算通過培訓,學生未來還需要再進行六年的學習。

 

University of Oxford

2) University of Oxford 牛津大學

The Oxford Medical School is traditional in its teaching and is therefore split into Pre-Clinical and Clinical phases of the course, with Pre-Clinical (Years 1-3) students being based in the University Science Area in Oxford City Centre, and Clinical students (Years 4-6) being based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, in Headington, Oxford.
牛津大學醫學院是傳統學科,因此也分為預科和正式兩個階段,第一至第三年為預科學習階段,通常在牛津城市中心進行學習,而第四年至第六年將在牛津John Radcliffe進行深入學習。

 

Harvard University

1) Harvard University 哈佛大學

The school has a large and distinguished faculty to support its missions of education, research, and clinical care. These faculty hold appointments in the basic science departments on the HMS Quadrangle, and in the clinical departments located in Boston. There are approximately 2,900 full- and part-time voting faculty members consisting of assistant, associate, and full professors, and over 5,000 full or part-time, non-voting instructors.
哈佛大學醫學院十分著名,因此在此學習,也能得到教育和研究等多項支持。學院有基礎科學課,而實踐臨床課在Boston學習。這裡大約有2900名全日制或兼讀制的學生,同時還有包括助理,行政人員,教授等5000名教職工。


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