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2014 PhD Scholarship at National University of Singapore in Singapore

National University of Singapore

  Applications are invited for PhD scholarship at National University of Singapore. The scholarship includes tuition fee waiver + $2000 stipend per month before passing qualifying exam (QE) (and S$2500 stipend per month after passing QE). The application deadline is 17th September, 2014. About Scholarship: The Department of Economics at NUS has been established since 1934. It has about 50 faculty members and it ... Read More »

NUS, NTU among Asia’s top universities in QS ranking

National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) was named Asia’s top university, while Nanyang Technological University (NTU) jumped three places to seventh, its highest ever position. Two of Singapore’s universities have cemented their place among Asia’s best, according to an annual survey. The National University of Singapore (NUS) was named Asia’s top university, while Nanyang Technological University (NTU) jumped three places ... Read More »

Singapore universities finally back in supercomputing prowess

Supercomputing

By Nebojsa Novakovic The Asia Supercomputing 2014 conference held in Guangzhou from Tuesday to Friday last week, had the world’s largest student supercomputing challenge held to date, with some 82 teams from the whole world competing in everything from building and tuning HPC clusters with mixed CPU and GPU configurations, to installing and optimising various codes, and competing on both ... Read More »

UP among best universities in Asean

University of the Philippines

By Nestor Corrales The University of the Philippines (UP) was ranked among  best university in the South East Asian (SEA) region in 2013, the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian University Rankings showed. UP, the country’s premiere university was ranked 9th and the lone Philippine university in the top 10 best SEA university. UP has continuously maintained its 151-200 rank in the ... Read More »

International study gives new insights into development in the womb

CNS-LIFE-GENDER -- Behind the scenes- the model of a fetus in the womb. On Mother's Day, one of the most startling broadcasts will be In the Womb on National Geographic Channel. Pictures of unborn infants are not new but this two-hour Brit documentary uses the latest in 3-D scanning technology to provide exceptional images of a baby girl from conception to birth. Her mouth opens, she swallows amniotic fluid, hiccups, learns innate reflexes when startled, seems to recognize familiar voices and music, selects a favourite thumb to suck (at 11 weeks), dreams (but of what?) and generally is awake about 10 per cent of the time. (CP PHOTO/ Alliance Atlantis/ HO)     *Calgary Herald Merlin Archive* DATE PUBLISHED THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2005  DATE PUBLISHED THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005  *Calgary Herald Merlin Archive*FOR CNS LIFE PACKAGE, APRIL 2, 2010

An international study, involving scientists at the University of Southampton, has used an analysis of epigenetic marks on DNA to measure how much a baby’s development in the womb is determined by the genes inherited from the parents, as compared with the mother’s nutrition, mental health and lifestyle. The study, published in Genome Research, used samples of umbilical cord tissue ... Read More »

Universities need to offer ideas with ‘great impact’

National University of Singapore

Varsities should aim to become powerhouses for positive transformational change and idea generation, says Indranee Senior Minister of State (Education and Law) Indranee Rajah yesterday threw down the gauntlet to Singapore universities to come up with global ideas that have great impact, so the Republic need not always look to other countries. Noting that universities are “preoccupied” with equipping graduates ... Read More »

Singapore university promotes students voluntarism with new online portal

National University of Singapore

The Faculty of Law (NUS Law) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has launched ‘Start Now Law‘, an online portal for pro bono projects to encourage and enhance students’ involvement in voluntary legal work without payment.  The portal is the first of its kind on pro bono work in Singapore. Indranee Rajah (pictured), Senior Minister of State, Ministry for ... Read More »

Singapore universities to sign legal education agreements with Myanmar varsities

National University of Singapore

Two Memoranda of Understanding on Cooperation (MOU) in legal education between local universities and universities from Myanmar will be signed this week.  The signing of the MOU will be witnessed by Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Indranee Rajah during her visit to Myanmar from Tuesday to Thursday. The National University of Singapore‘s Faculty of Law and the ... Read More »

Singapore university makes bold move to curb obsession with grades

NUS

NUS to adopt a simple pass or fail system, like MIT In a bold move by the National University of Singapore (NUS) to reduce the obsession with grades, how its freshmen perform in exams may no longer count in their final mark. The initiative, already in place at its medical school, will be rolled out in phases to other faculties, ... Read More »

National University of Singapore and BASF join hands for graphene research

Graphene Research Centre

The Graphene Research Centre (GRC) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Science and BASF have partnered to develop the use of graphene in organic electronic devices, such as organic light emitting diodes (OLED). The goal of this collaboration is to interface graphene films with organic electronic materials for the creation of more efficient and more flexible lighting ... Read More »

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