Many ‘firsts’ for Queen’s University at the NUS-SP Group Case Competition

The inaugural NUS-SP Group Case Competition concluded 8 September, with Queen’s University coming in first for the International segment and NUS Business School undergraduates clinching the champion trophy for the National segment.

Charmaine Arellano-Chua, team leader of the Queen’s University team speaks to us about their journey to Singapore and being part of this case competition.

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Shaping the future in Fintech

Faculty and staff from NUS Business School and School of Computing spent an exciting week at the Singapore Fintech Festival, one of the largest such gatherings in the world.

Held at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre from 13-17 November, the festival brought together start-ups, tech companies, investors, big name financial institutions, educators and government agencies.

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A proposal to upgrade healthcare porters

Students from MNO4314 Consulting to Management module had the opportunity to work with consulting giants McKinsey to identify and recommend industry verticals to be “future-ready”.

Guided by their lecturer Dr Andreas Rasharo, the students were tasked to identify industry verticals in Singapore that has not been earmarked by the Ministry of Trade and Industry for its Industry Transformation Maps initiative and make their recommendations.

To enhance the students’ learning experience, the teams would then present their proposals to a panel of McKinsey experts for grading.

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Students get creative for class presentations

From baking edible cups made from cookies to giving hair washes, our creative students made their recommendations stand out at the final project presentations of their modules.

We joined Adjunct Senior Lecturer Regina Yeo and Adjunct Lecturer Janet Liau (both from Department of Marketing) as they graded their students on the originality and feasibility of the proposals.

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Awarded for excellence in adult education

Professor Christopher Chia has been appointed Adult Education Fellow (AEF) by SkillsFuture Singapore, its highest award for professionals who set the benchmark for quality and excellence in adult education.

Professor Chia was among five individuals that made up the first ever recipients of the AEF award which was presented at a ceremony officiated by Senior Minister of State for Education and Communications and Information, Dr Janil Puthucheary at the Institute for Adult Learning.

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Leadership Dialogue Series with Professor Robert C. Merton

The Leadership Dialogue Series (LDS) is a platform for senior industry figures share their perspectives and experiences with students as part of their holistic learning experience. For this edition, we invited Nobel laureate Professor Robert C. Merton, a Distinguished Professor of Finance at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University.

At this session, he discussed topics on the impact technology and financial innovation have on the economy. According to him, while a well-functioning financial system is essential to achieve sustainable economic growth and development, innovation is key to foster growth and improvements in the financial system.

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