2019 Information Session of THU-UniGe MPP-SDG program

Dear Students

On behalf of Tsinghua University, please refer to the information if you are interested.


Date: Friday, November 29, 2019

Time: 14:00-15:00

Venue: Room LHS-TR+40 at Nanyang Technological University

Speaker: ZHU, Xufeng   Associate Dean of THU SPPM

WU, Yongping  Director of SDG Program at THU SPPM

YIN, Chengzhi  Academic Director of SDG Program at THU SPPM


Program Overview

Starting from September 2018, the School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) of Tsinghua University is partnering with the Geneva School of Social Sciences (G3S) of University of Geneva to start a highly interdisciplinary 2.5-year dual master’s program for the SDGs. This program focuses on defining and developing concrete solutions for the SDGs through hands-on, team-based and project-driven activities, in parallel with courses on the fundamentals of sustainable development. Candidates from a broad range of backgrounds will gain both theoretical understanding and practical field experience that will prepare for employment in international organizations, public services, NGOs, and private sectors.

[Call for Applications for studies starting in Academic Year 2020/21] Scholarships for Singaporeans to study in Hungary

Dear Students

MOE signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in the field of education with the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities. As part of the MOU, the Hungarians would offer up to 30 scholarships annually for Singaporeans to study in Hungary, across Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes.

The online application started on 15 Nov 2019 and the submission deadline is 15 Jan 2020.

Interested students may find out more and/ or submit their application via https://apply.stipendiumhungaricum.hu/

Thank you.

Akita International University (AIU) Summer Programme 2020

Dear Students,

AIU Summer Programme 2020 is a 6 weeks, 6 Akita credits, intensive Japanese language course for beginners and culture study programs. Students can learn Japanese in an intimate environment in the rural Tohoku region.

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 – Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Refer to AIU Summer Programme 2020 for more details and see their website for application requirements.

AIU has kindly offered 1 fee-waived place for FASS students. Hence, if you are interested, please email to studyabroadfass@nus.edu.sg by 13 January 2020 with the following details:

  • Name & Matric No.
  • CAP
  • Personal statement on why you would like to join the programme

Thank you.

Best regards
Study Abroad Team @ FASS

[Call for Application] ASEA-UNINET International Community Outreach Program : Life Below Water (15-21 December 2019)

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ASEA-UNINET International Community Outreach Program : Life Below Water (15-21 December 2019)

The International Community Outreach Program under the ASEA-UNINET consortium is a one-week program which is designed to offer students and academic staff a once-in-a-lifetime experience that allows them to explore and respond to the actual social life & help the community development problems.

Adapted from Goal 14.7 of Sustainable Development Goals, Life Below Water, participants are expected to educate the coastal communities about increasing the economic benefits from the sustainable use of marine resources, especially clams, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism. Participants, both academic staff and students, will have a working session and community services in both Surabaya and Semarang. The goal is to make the community able to process the clams into products with the higher added value. Both academic staff and students are expected to encourage the coastal communities to discuss and reflect with them, to gain experience in a diverse range of knowledge.


15-21 December 2019, co-hosted by Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya and Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia.

Registration deadline: 30 November 2019.

To register or find out more about the program, click here. Please also submit your application at EduRec to be covered by the NUS Students Travel Insurance.

Future of Finance International Bootcamp in Singapore from 11 to 15 Nov 2019

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SSES (Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship) will be organizing a “Future of Finance International Bootcamp” in Singapore from 11 to 15 November 2019 together with their partner Nordea, one of the largest financial groups in the Nordics.


The “Future of Finance International Bootcamp” will explore how finance will influence the way we live, love and work in future.  During this intense one week Bootcamp, participants from Singapore and Sweden will collaborate to prototype solutions with a Fintech and Design Thinking focus.  Through a variety of immersions and excursions, participants will meet entrepreneurs and other experts in Fintech and Design thinking.  More details are given at the link https://www.sses.se/event/future-of-finance/ and interested participants may apply on the link here. https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/future_of_finance

Application deadline is Sun 20 Oct 2019.

Information for applying in Ph.D programs under ASEAN Scholarships

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Dear Students:

Recently, the Indian Government has taken an initiative to provide scholarships to students from ASEAN countries for pursuing Ph.D. programs at different Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in India. Interested students can apply to different Ph.D. programs at the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (the only IIT in the Himalayan mountains).

For more information, please refer to the pdf file: IIT Mandi Brochure for ASEAN countries

The last date for submitting applications is 31st October 2019.

Thank you.

Explore your exchange at the University of Mannheim!

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Dear Students,

Planning to have an exchange semester at the University of Mannheim (UniMA), Germany? 😊

To give you an intimate glimpse of life at UniMA, Ms Gledis Londo will be coming to NUS (and you) on 22 October 2019:

When? 22 October 2019, Tuesday
What time? 2.30 PM to 3.30 PM
Where? NUS Kent Ridge campus

Shaw Foundation Alumni House level 1, Global Lounge.

(Click here for a Google Maps location.)

To sign up for the session, click here!


We look forward to having you at this session!


For more information, feel free contact Mr Hafidz (hafidz@nus.edu.sg) from the NUS Global Relations Office.



NUS Global Relations Office

Kwansei Gakuin University Graduate Program Admission

This information is disseminated on behalf of Kwansei Gakuin University.

KGU is currently seeking applicants for our graduate programs starting in 2020, both from spring semester (April 2020) and fall semester (September 2020).

This is for students who are willing to study at KGU as a full-time degree seeking students.

A scholarship covering admission and the full amount of tuition for the standard length of the program (2 years for Master’s programs, 3 years for PhD programs) will be available to the designated number of students.

In addition, KGU will nominate the recipients of this scholarship to the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship (Nominees need to satisfy the qualifications and conditions designated by MEXT).

For more information and application process, please check our website.

English: https://global.kwansei.ac.jp/study_abroad_at_kg/study_abroad_at_kg_203348.html

Japanese: https://ciec.kwansei.ac.jp/page/examination-recommend.html

Thank you.


Guidelines for KGU Graduate Program Admission through Partner University Nomination for 2020 -2019 Fall Application-

Darwin, Darwinism & Conservation in the Galapagos Islands – a talk by Dr Diego Quiroga

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Darwin, Darwinism & Conservation in the Galapagos Islands – a talk by Dr Diego Quiroga

01/11/2019 (02:00 PM – 04:00 PM)

Shaw Foundation Alumni House, Level 1, NUS GLOBAL LOUNGE

Join us as we explore how Darwin’s legendary and mythologised visit to the Galapagos affected the socio-ecosystems of the Islands, as well as the culture and intellectual traditions of Ecuador and Latin America. The lecture will highlight how the connection between Darwin and the Galapagos has had real, enduring and paradoxical effects in the Archipelago. This twentieth century construct of the Galapagos as the cradle of Darwin’s theory and insights triggers not on the definition of the Galapagos as a living natural laboratory, but also the production of a series of conservation practices and the reshaping of the Galapagos as a tourism destination with an increasingly important flow of tourists that potentially threaten its fragile ecosystems. During the talk, it will be argued that the idea of a Darwinian living laboratory has been limited by the success of the very same constructs that promote its conservation. The talk will suggest critical interpretations of this paradox by questioning many of the dichotomies that have been created to understand nature and its conservation. The lecture will explore some possible ways in which Darwin’s ideas can be used to better understand the social and natural threats facing the Islands and to develop sustainable and successful management practices.

About speaker

Diego has led research and international programs at Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ for over 10 years. His efforts and vision have ranked USFQ as the No. 1 University for Internationalization in the Latin America Region (Times Higher Education). Currently, he is Vice President of Research and International Programs as well as Co-director of the Galapagos Academic Institute of Arts and Sciences (GAIAS).

He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His areas of research interest are Human Ecology, Political Ecology, Medical Anthropology in regions such as Galapagos, Amazon and the Andes. Diego has done research on topics that range from Biodiversity vulnerability to religion and traditional medicine.

He is a firm believer that universities should be part of the innovation ecosystem and be connected in order to help shape policy and support to the private sector. His working culture is also based in Liberal Arts which is why he promotes multidisciplinary teams work together, each contributing with their expertise in research opportunities.

Interested participants can sign up for this event here: https://myaces.nus.edu.sg:443/CoE/ViewEvent?actionParam=VIEWEVENT&eventID=94210


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Seeking engineers, entrepreneurs, designers, artists, programmers, scientists to join our exciting mission to change the world!


Building on the UN’s SDGs, the crews will use satellite data and space technology to identify ideas that help improve life on earth.


The teams will be working across borders with the final launch taking place in Singapore during the eventful week of SWITCH, 9-12 Nov 2019.


Read more and Apply by 4 Oct 2019 https://challengesgov.se/hackspace-for-earth/