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She’s Just Practising

Posted by jtsmyth8 on August 29, 2009

Ha! Check out this story. People need to lighten up. AS IF YOU’VE NEVER HAD ONE?! Students plus alcohol will always lead to risque behavior. Remember when you were young?

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Singapore #1 among students

Posted by jtsmyth8 on April 30, 2008

ASEAN university students are overwhelmingly gunning for one place to work and play – Singapore.

A survey of university students across the region last year finds the smallest South-east Asian country coming out the biggest winner.

More than half of the 2,170 undergraduates polled, or 54.3 per cent, said they would ‘most like to work’ in Singapore among the 10 Asean nations.

Malaysia is a distant second, garnering 11.2 per cent. This is followed by Brunei, Thailand and Vietnam.

As Mr Prapat Rucktajittakarn, 21, a senior-year student at Thailand’s Institute of International Studies Ramkhamhang told The Straits Times: ‘Yes, I would like to work in Singapore as well. As you can see from other students who used to work abroad, they probably gain more experience in their lives.’ (story)

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Defunct university agrees to repay millions in loans

Posted by jtsmyth8 on December 11, 2007

University of New South Wales (UNSW), which shut its Asia campus here early this year, has agreed to repay Singapore over $32 million in backed loans and grants, The Straits Times has learned. The settlement, announced on Tuesday, ends a tumultuous experiment for the Sydney-based university.

The school dropped a bombshell in May when it announced it was making a quick exit after just three months of classes – and after receiving $17.3 million in grants and $15 million in loans from the Government.

In September, the school said it might be forced into insolvency. Politicians raised concerns that that the Government might never see the $17.3 million in grant money again. (story)

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Education institute makes bid for University status

Posted by jtsmyth8 on December 3, 2007

The local branch of an Australian school has launched a bid to become the newest member of Singapore’s fraternity of foreign universities. JCU Singapore, the 1,100-student strong offshoot of James Cook University, wants to apply to become an institute of higher learning. The designation would allow the Singapore campus to call itself a university – it’s currently barred from doing so – and place it on par with schools like University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the S. P. Jain Center of Management.

‘It seems like an anomaly,’ said JCU vice chancellor Sandra Harding.

‘The Singapore campus… is run like the main campus, the degrees offered here are the same as in the campus in Australia and the same standards are applied.’

Professor Harding and chancellor John Grey are in Singapore to meet with education authorities. (story)

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Li & Fung Foundation donates $1.4 million to SMU for scholarships

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 21, 2007

Singapore Management University (SMU) students are now eligible for a new scholarship that will help fund the expenses of their overseas exchange program. Hong Kong-registered charity Li & Fung (1906) Foundation granted US$1 million (S$1.4 million) to SMU to fund up to 20 students attending such programmes. The Singapore Government will match this amount dollar for dollar.

Each student recipient will receive $5,000. (story)

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