Alibaba launches scholarship programme in S’pore with generous funding

Source: Today Online

Alibaba has partnered with NTU to launch a scholarship program on computer science topics like artificial intelligence, data analytics and cloud computing.

The scholarship funding is very generous: monthly salary of 5,000 SGD for 4 years, with other benefits like CPF, insurance, etc. This is at least 40-50% more than most PhD scholarships in Singapore. Each PhD candidate will also have the opportunity to be mentored by at least one supervisor from his/her enrolled university and one co-supervisor from Alibaba.

It sounds like a very good opportunity for those interested in IT. Hopefully Alibaba will set up more of such facilities and programs in the future.

The official application page and other details can be found on the NTU webpage: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/alibaba-NTU/PhD-application/Pages/index.aspx.

NTU to open three new alumni houses with free membership for graduates

This is great news for NTU alumni.

(Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/ntu-to-open-three-new-alumni-houses-with-free-membership-for-graduates)

SINGAPORE – Graduates of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) can look forward to free membership at three new alumni houses.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of NTU’s inauguration as a university, and it announced on Wednesday (Aug 10) that it will open a 10,000 sq ft alumni house – equivalent to nine five-room flats – in Marina Square mall in November.

The second facility will be at NTU’s main campus’ North Spine Plaza, and it will open by the end of this year; the third will be at one-north and will open next year.