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NUS, NTU among Asia’s top universities in QS ranking

Two of Singapore's universities have cemented their place among Asia's best, according to an annual survey. The National University of Singapore (NUS) was named Asia's top university, while Nanyang Technological University (NTU) jumped three places to seventh, its highest ever position.

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Prof Cherian George: Moving on

As for why the university took the exceptional step of withholding tenure from a faculty member who it decided had earned promotion, I will only say that I was assured categorically that this had nothing to do with my research and scholarship, teaching or service, and also not because I had conducted myself inappropriately in any way. Similarly, in 2010, no academic reasons were cited when the university leadership decided to turn down my school’s request to re-appoint me as head of journalism.

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UNIVERSITIES, POLYS, ITEs RAISE FEES AGAIN

Local students entering the polytechnics this year will pay $2,400 in tuition fees, up from the $2,300 their seniors paid. Permanent residents will pay $200 more, and foreign students $350 more, compared with last year. At ITE, the fee hike affects only the incoming Higher Nitec students, who will have to pay about 2 per cent to 2.5 per cent more, with local students paying $14 more. Course fees for Nitec programmes remain unchanged. Tuition fees for male students who applied for places before national service will be pegged to their date of application.

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NUS climbs world reputation rankings to No 21

The National University of Singapore (NUS) rose to No 21 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings of universities in the 2014 list released this morning (March 6), while Nanyang Technological University (NTU) tumbled to the bottom of the top 100. The rankings are based on academic opinion, stemming from an invitation-only survey of 10,536 respondents from 133 countries.

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LEE HSIEN LOONG: SINGAPOREANS NEED TO BE UNITED AND COHESIVE

The rich and poor divide was also highlighted, and he discussed the importance of keeping our society open so that all Singaporeans can interact comfortably with one another. This includes the way we welcome those who are new to our shores. Mr Lee said: "I know that immigration and foreign workers are sensitive issues, we have had big debates about them, we have argued over them. Finally, the conclusion is that we continue to need both, but we have to manage the numbers, the pace, and be able to absorb and integrate and maintain the spirits of our society.

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Good Grades Not The Only Ticket To University

The flexibility of the selection process in SIM University (UniSIM) is constructive, and echoes the admission components of the newer universities (More Than Good Grades Needed For A Place At UniSIM, Jan. 6). It recognises that examination results per se do not necessarily reflect a student’s true quality and potential. While one might not be too enthusiastic about UniSIM’s “five Cs” model, for assessors run the risk of pigeon-holing applicants, the school’s four-step model does go beyond the traditional focus on grades.

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