Monthly Archives: March 2017


Poly and ITE students get more opportunities to learn and work at the same time

From this year onwards, more polytechnic and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) graduates will have opportunities to work and earn qualifications at the same time, with the expansion of the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP). Not only will there be more programmes from a wider range of industrial sectors, students can now apply for [...]

By | March 31st, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

MDIS unveils studio for culinary-related courses

Aspiring chefs at the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) can now practise their knife skills and bake delicate pastries in a kitchen that is on a par with professional standards. The school yesterday unveiled a new bakery and culinary studio as part of a move to introduce more practical, skills-based curricula for people keen [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Poly students win recognition for R&D breakthroughs

With their novel sunlight-activated larvicide, four students from Republic Polytechnic (RP) are turning up the heat in the fight against mosquito-borne diseases. Their project was among the 10 that were recognised with a Polytechnic Student Research Programme (PSRP) Award, given out in a ceremony at Ngee Ann Polytechnic's auditorium last Wednesday. Speaking on behalf of [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

UniSIM gets new name, to have strong social focus

As part of its restructuring into the country's sixth autonomous university, SIM University (UniSIM) was renamed Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) yesterday. The new name reflects the university's mission of lifelong learning, anchored in disciplines with a strong social focus. Said Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung on the change: [...]

By | March 18th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

NTU launches tech expo with projects by professors

Some of the brightest minds at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) were busy showcasing and explaining their inventions in an auditorium. They were hoping to show visitors how the university is pushing the technological boundaries and help to build a smart nation. These innovators were not students but professors from the university's School of Electrical and [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Yale-NUS College appoints historian Tan Tai Yong as its new president

Historian Tan Tai Yong has been named the new president of the Yale-NUS College, the college announced on Tuesday (March 14). Professor Tan, who is currently the college's executive vice-president (academic affairs), will assume office on July 1. He will take over from Professor Pericles Lewis, who has helmed the liberal arts college - a [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Polys, ITE to take in more students based on aptitude

Polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) will admit more students based on talents and interests, as they widen the focus beyond academic grades alone. All five polytechnics will be taking their existing aptitude-based admissions up a notch, even after the intake of such students was recently expanded last year. From the next academic [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

NUS, NTU among top in global uni rankings

Two Singapore universities have again emerged among the best in the world in a global university ranking, taking top-10 spots globally in 10 subjects. The ranking was done by London-based education and career consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) - more well-known for its annual ranking of worldwide universities. The latest exercise focuses on a narrower spread [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Prestigious scholarships and comprehensive financial aid await new students at SMU

Singapore Management University (SMU) has numerous merit- and needs-based schemes helping students from all financial backgrounds get a headstart on their finances and university education. One in three SMU freshmen will have a chance to obtain one of the 1,000 scholarships, grants, and other financial aid available for the upcoming academic year. Of these, 170 [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Mega Novena campus for NTU medical students to train in

Medical students at Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU) have a new home that accommodates both classroom learning and clinical experience with "patients" under one roof. Unveiled yesterday, the new campus for the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Novena has a centre that simulates real-life clinical scenarios, as well as learning spaces that emphasise [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments