education

MindChamps 1Q earnings grow 23% to $0.4 mil on the back of overseas expansion
SINGAPORE (May 14): MindChamps Preschool Limited announced earnings of $0.4 million for 1Q19, rising 23% from $0.3 million a year ago on higher revenue. Revenue for 1Q grew 66% on-year to $10 million from $6 million previously – mainly due to a higher number of enrolled students from acquired preschool centres, which resulted in an increase in income from school fees. Higher non-recurring ...
Cautious Budget spending necessary for long-term planning: Heng Swee Keat
SINGAPORE (Mar 4): Singapore may have accumulated huge surpluses during the current term of government, but that does not indicate an upcoming spending spree. The surpluses will also not be used to stall an impending Goods and Services Tax hike due to happen from 2021 to 2025. On Feb 28, in rounding up parliamentary debate on the broad fiscal principles of this year’s Budget, Finance ...
DBS partners SMU to launch sustainability programme
SINGAPORE (Feb 12): DBS and Singapore Management University (SMU) have partnered on a first-of-its-kind comprehensive initiative in Southeast Asia that focuses on promoting and growing sustainability. The DBS-SMU Sustainability Initiative includes the introduction of Singapore’s first sustainability major, as well as funding for sustainability research, scholarships, fellowships and ...
Singapore ranks 13th globally for investments in education & health care, ahead of Japan
SINGAPORE (Sept 25): Singapore has risen 30 places over the last quarter-century to rank 13th among its global peers investing in education and healthcare in 2016, improving majorly from its 1990 ranking of 43rd. This is according to the first internationally-comparable index of human capital by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, which ...
NTU jointly launches Dyson's first on-campus engineering studio in Asia for aspiring technopreneurs
SINGAPORE (Aug 27): Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Dyson have jointly launched the Dyson-NTU Studio, an engineering studio that offers a semester-long undergraduate course module to NTU engineering students.   Known as the Product Development Challenge module, the course will be guided by NTU professors and Dyson engineers, and is due to commence this academic year. It will ...
Shattuck-St. Mary's School: A prestigious American boarding school now in Johor
(Aug 27): Parents today demand quality education for their children. This has given rise to the establishment of numerous premier private schools in Malaysia. Those looking for world-class American education will be pleased to welcome the prestigious Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, which officially opened the doors of its campus in Forest City, Johor, on Aug 26, 2018. Hailing from Faribault in ...
From Garage to Empire
SINGAPORE (Aug 17): Up until two years ago, Felicia Chua was a self-professed “tech idiot”. She refused to install the latest iOS updates on her iPhone as she feared it would cause her device to crash. Her accountancy degree from Nanyang Technological University did not train her to code, much less to teach coding. Chua, a former tax consultant at Deloitte, picked up those skills on her ...
SAP signs MoU with polytechnics and SkillsFuture to launch tri-sector education programme
SINGAPORE (July 23): Global enterprise software corporation SAP on Friday morning signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Singapore’s five polytechnics and SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to launch SAP Skills University Singapore – an information and communications technology (ICT) focused tri-sector education programme led by SAP. The collaboration aims to train Singaporeans to take ...
NTU Singapore partners Maybank to set up Wealth Management Academy
SINGAPORE (June 25): The Wealth Management Institute (WMI) of National Technological University Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Maybank Group have signed a strategic partnership to establish the Maybank Wealth Management Academy (WMA). Main image: The official launch of Maybank WMA in KL saw Maybank Group Chief Human Capital Officer, Nora Abdul Manaf (left) and WMI CEO Foo Mee Har signing the ...
Chip Eng Seng to acquire up to 75% stake in US education consulting firm
SINGAPORE (May 21): Chip Eng Seng (CES) is planning to acquire up to 75% in Pennsylvania-based American Scholar Group (ASG) for US$1.5 million ($2 million).   ASG is a full-service education consulting organisation which facilitates study-in-America opportunities for both students and educators by placing them into ASG’s partner schools including K-12 schools, colleges and ...