“This is the Century of Asia”: William H. Strong, Morgan Stanley

The Asia-Pacific has weathered the storm of global financial crisis of 2008 well, and with almost half of the world’s total GDP expected to come from the region by 2040, this century is poised to be the century of Asia, according to William H. Strong, Co-CEO, Asia-Pacific, Morgan Stanley. He was speaking at a talk organised by the School as part of Leadership Dialogue Series.

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Celebrating our Intellectual Capital

It’s an opportunity that comes along just once a year for our PhD students. The third Annual Research Day was organised on January 15 to share some of the best PhD projects with the entire School.

Now in its third year, the event aims to encourage an exchange of ideas between faculty and research students. Nineteen senior PhD students were nominated to make presentations about their research topics, which ranged from work-family balance issues, corporate social responsibility, to the countries in which multinational corporations are most likely to invest.

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A Friendly Visit

The week of January 14 was filled with company visits, networking sessions, an entrepreneurship conference and a heritage tour, for some 23 students from Peking University (PKU), who were visiting the School.

The students also had an opportunity to meet the Senior Minister of State, Josephine Teo.

Assistant Professor Amy Yi Ou and Director of Graduate Studies and alumnus of PKU, Chua Nan-Sze made presentations to the group about the School’s graduate programmes.

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The visit was jointly organised by NUS BBA exchange student to PKU, Eric Lin, who also leads the BizAsia Division of the NUS Entrepreneurship Society (NES), and the Business China Youth Chapter.

 

 

 

NUS alumni hold year-end gathering in Shanghai

Some 140 alumni from the School’s Eastern China Alumni Network (ECAN), NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Shanghai Alumni Club and NUS Faculty of Law Shanghai Alumni Club got together for a year-end gathering at Shanghai Greenland Marriott Hotel on December 14, 2013.

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Getting to Know: Alan Chua

In our ‘Getting To Know’ Series, we regularly feature staff, students, and other community members of NUS Business School, who make us who we are – you know, the ordinary people who make an extraordinary difference to our culture. 

He is the quintessential marketing pro – enthusiastic, personable, pleasant to talk to  – and he exudes an infectious energy, say those working with him. As a marketing manager in the NUS MBA team, Alan Chua is one of the brains behind the omnipresent witty NUS MBA advertisements and promotions. But the best part about his job? He gets to travel to different parts of the world to attend road shows, information sessions, etc. to recruit the best MBA students!

No wonder then that world domination through globetrotting is his all-time dream. Here are some more interesting facts about him:

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Running for a Cause

More than 1,000 runners came together to raise S$130,000 in donations and participate in an event showcasing camaraderie, sportsmanship and generosity, at the fourth annual NUS Bizad Charity Run, held on January 11, 2014.

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A major annual event to kick-off a new year, NUS Bizad Charity Run brought the School community together to raise funds for student bursaries and two external charities: Camp Vision, that serves and empowers underprivileged, at-risk youths in Singapore; and the Casa Raudha women’s shelter.

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The 7 Highlights of a Highly Successful Trip

One of the big perks of studying in a big university is the number of overseas study trips during your undergraduate student life. I was recently a part of one such trip – the NUS Business STEER trip to Brazil. NUS STEER (Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment) is an initiative designed to familiarize students with the diverse socio-cultural-economic-political-business management environment of the emerging and fast-evolving regions. My goal for the trip was to have fun exploring Brazil, the power engine of Latin America, and learning as much as possible along the way.

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NUS alumnus to lead China-based EMBA Sports Alliance again

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Zhang Runbin, an alumnus of our Asia Pacific Executive MBA (Chinese) programme has been reelected as Chairman of the EMBA Outdoor Sports Alliance at its annual summit held at the CEIBS Beijing campus on December 15, 2013.  He was the Chairman of the Alliance for 2013 as well.

The EMBA Outdoor Sports Alliance brings together China-based EMBA alumni who have graduated from various business schools in Asia, such as Peking University,Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, CKGSB and CEBIS and share common interests in sports and nature. 

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Founded in 2012, the Alliance aims to foster healthier lifestyles, and positive mindsets, raise awareness and increase community involvement through outdoor sports activities.

 

A New Year State of Mind

2014 is just round the corner and ’tis the season to be grateful for all the wonderful opportunities and experiences, and reflect upon the learning from the past year. As we gear up for the new year, we want to thank you all for your support and feedback – it’s been amazing to hear from our readers and exciting to know that we already have a small community of followers since we started this blog a few months ago!

From our entire team at Corporate Communications (see the lovely faces below :-)) we wish you and your loved ones Merry Christmas and a joyous and wonderful New Year!  

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Former Prime Minister of Singapore pays a visit

Emeritus Senior Minister Mr Goh Chok Tong visited NUS Business School on November 22, 2013 for a private meeting with the Dean, Professor Bernard Yeung, and members of the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (ACSEP), to discuss social entrepreneurship and philanthropy in the Asia-Pacific region.  Also present at the meeting were Paul Cheung, Professor of Social Policy and Analytics at NUS; Ivan PngLim Kim San Professor of Strategy & Policy; and Tay Kuan Ming, the Associate Dean.

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