It’s not every day that our students get to work with their counterparts from Computer Science and Engineering to solve a common challenge together. The NUS Financial Analytics Competition held on January 18 offered just that: an opportunity to learn and create value by working in cross-functional teams.
Learning and travel should go hand-in-hand.
This is one of the core beliefs with which the Victor & William Fung Foundation bestowed a gift of US$1 million to the School, to establish the Li & Fung Scholarship Endowed Fund. The fund provides scholarships to undergraduates to participate in global exchange programmes and gain exposure to diverse cultures and environments. The recipients, known as ‘Fung Scholars,’ are required to demonstrate leadership potential and good academic standing to be eligible for the scholarship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Founded in 2012, the Alliance aims to foster healthier lifestyles, and positive mindsets, raise awareness and increase community involvement through outdoor sports activities.