Taiwan News Quick Take

Staff writer, with agencies

Sat, Feb 23, 2013 - Page 5


Hong Kong recruits students

Two Hong Kong universities will hold admissions consultations in Taiwan today to recruit students. The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will offer scholarships of more than NT$600,000 (US$20,250) per year to outstanding and disadvantaged students to pursue education in Hong Kong. CUHK said the school recruited 32 students last year after holding its first admissions session in Taiwan. Taiwanese students have been excelling, it said, adding that the enrollment quota this year will be flexible. Meanwhile, HKU plans to hold interviews, seminars and admissions counseling at National Taiwan University today to help reach its enrollment quota of 30 students. The two schools are listed among the top 10 universities in Asia, according to a report by Quacquarelli Symonds, a London-based company.


Book wins German award

A Taiwanese book has won an award in a book competition in Germany and will be showcased at the Leipzig Book Fair, the Taipei Book Fair Foundation said. A Cachalot on a Train won one of two silver medals for Best Book Design among publications from all over the world at the Leipzig fair. Designed by Taiwanese illustrator NOBU, the cover of the book features a black whale. The book was written by Wang Yen-kai (王彥鎧) and features illustrated stories inspired by his travels around Taiwan. The awards ceremony will take place on March 15 and the book will be permanently kept at the Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum, one of the world’s oldest book museums and part of the German National Library, the foundation said. Now in its 50th year, the competition took place earlier this month with 575 works submitted from 32 countries.