City University will recruit senior academics for a new research institute, Wen Wei Poreports. Professor Gregory Lee, head of the university's school of humanities and social sciences, says plans are under way to set up an institute to help with interdisciplinary research with scholars from around the world. The initiative will cost about HK$20 million.
University graduates in pole position
One in four women who work as lap dancers in Britain have university degrees, and the majority of those in the industry enjoy their work, academic research has found. According to a University of Leeds study of 300 lap dancers, many women go into lap dancing for the money. "[They are] making the money out of a three-minute dance and a bit of a chat," says Dr Teela Sanders, one of the researchers. Most lap dancers earn an annual income of between £24,000 (HK$287,306) and £48,000. Reuters
HIV-positive man files suit over job discrimination
A court in Anhui province accepted a case filed by a college graduate who had been denied a teaching job because he was HIV positive, China Daily reports. This is believed to be the first case on the mainland of a complaint being filed about job discrimination due to HIV status. The plaintiff, who goes by the alias Xiao Wu, was denied a teaching job by the Anqing city education department last month after he tested positive for HIV.