Monthly Archives: September 2017

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Textbooks by NUS dons a global hit

The global market for textbooks has been shrinking with the rise of e-books and online course providers, particularly at the university level. But a set of textbooks co-written by two National University of Singapore (NUS) marketing professors has bucked the trend. They have been translated and adapted for use in universities all over the world. [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Singapore top in Asia in readying youth for future

Singapore's education system came out tops in Asia in an index that looks at how effective countries are in equipping their younger generations with the skills needed in future labour markets. Worldwide, it ranked fifth out of 35 economies, standing behind New Zealand, Canada, Finland and Switzerland, according to a report by The Economist Intelligence [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Apprenticeship degree scheme a big draw

A new scheme modelled after the renowned German and Swiss system of apprenticeship has seen keen interest from university students, with close to 200 applying for 65 places on offer this year. Under the SkillsFuture Work- Study Degree Programmes that started in January, undergraduates at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Singapore University of [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

NTU launches elite professorship scheme

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) yesterday launched a prestigious professorship scheme in a bid to attract more top academic talent from around the globe. NTU's Distinguished University Professorship will be awarded to senior academics whose research typically cuts across multiple disciplines, and who have distinguished themselves internationally. Professor Subra Suresh, NTU's president-designate, will be the first [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Pre-schools get creative in teaching Chinese

Infants and toddlers will soon have more opportunities to learn Chinese naturally through play and storytelling activities. Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao reported yesterday that the PAP Community Foundation (PCF) will be rolling out new Chinese language programmes in the next two years for children under the age of three, joining other operators that are looking [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Classes still on at night at the polys – for adults

While the declining birth rate has led to fewer full-time students at the five polytechnics during the day, the campuses are a hub of activity at night, thanks to adult learners. The number of training places that were filled by these older students grew from 42,000 in 2012 to 77,000 last year, according to figures [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

NUS, NTU both up by two spots in global university ranking

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have risen in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings released yesterday. Both have inched two notches higher. NUS is in 22nd place with the University of Toronto in Canada, while NTU is placed 52nd. NUS is also ranked as the top Asian [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Pre-school children create their own mini movies

Anyone can create their own film - even pre-school children. At Singapore's Ramakrishna Mission Sarada Kindergarten in Bartley, children as young as five years old have started to take the lead in creating their own short films using stop-motion animation. Working in groups of around five, these children create their own storyline, script, make their [...]

By | September 4th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments