The Tempinis diaries

June 28, 2009

Hong Kong PhD Scholarship

Filed under: education — toru @ 12:28 pm

For those looking for PhD Scholarships.
The Research Grants Council in Hong Kong is launching a Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme and PolyU is actively recruiting outstanding students for this Scheme.

This PhD Fellowship Scheme offered by PolyU provides a generous package totalling approximately US$114,000, covering tuition scholarship, monthly stipend and annual conference travel allowance for the three years of studies. We are looking for your nominations for outstanding graduates who are interested in pursuing PhD studies at PolyU starting in September 2010.

PolyU has a long history of producing research of high application value. Our six Faculties and two Schools (as listed below) offer PhD students the opportunity to work with leading researchers, supported by modern facilities to make a difference to the community.

1. Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles

2. Faculty of Business

3. Faculty of Construction and Land Use

4. Faculty of Engineering

5. Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

6. Faculty of Humanities

7. School of Design

8. School of Hotel and Tourism Management

If you would like to receive more information on the Scheme, please contact us at

June 18, 2009

Malaysia as a Centre of Education in the Islamic World

Filed under: education — Tags: — toru @ 2:07 pm

Obama’s historic speech in Cairo presents Malaysian universities with unique opportunities. Malaysian universities should seize on Obama’s promise and pitch to house centres of research. They better do so before Dubai, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Egypt steals a march from the Malaysians.

Obama vows to boost science ties with Muslim world
Wagdy Sawahel

5 June 2009 | EN | FR | 中文

Barack Obama speaking at Cairo University

Flickr/The Official White House Photostream
[CAIRO] The United States’ commitment to science diplomacy in parts of the developing world assumed a firmer shape yesterday (4 June) when its president, Barack Obama, outlined a science plan during his landmark speech at Cairo University in Egypt.

Obama’s speech, which tackled the United States’ relationship with Muslim communities around the world, included several pledges to develop science and technology initiatives as part of his vision for promoting peaceful relations.

Fund Raising and Branding NTU

Filed under: education — Tags: , — toru @ 1:51 pm

Interesting story about NTU and its efforts to boost fundraising and brand itself effectively.

Thu, Jun 18, 2009
The Straits Times

He aims to boost NTU brand

By Leow Si Wan

NANYANG Technological University (NTU) has a new point man for fund raising, engaging the university’s alumni and strengthening its ties with the community.

He is Mr Chew Kheng Chuan, 51, who now assumes the title of chief university advancement officer.

The newly created post is aimed at giving oomph to NTU’s fund-raising capability, developing its base of supporters and champions and building its brand, so it can become a ‘great global university’.Mr Chew, a committee member of the Singapore chapter of the Association of Fund-raising Professionals, is no greenhorn in this game.

He comes to NTU after five years of leading fund-raising efforts at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

It has been reported that on his watch, NUS raised $1.5 billion – more than four times what it raised in the previous 12 years.

Before the NUS job, he and his wife, Dr Chia Kwok Ying, ran their own business producing publications, annual reports and designing identities for brands such as the Banyan Tree and Channel NewsAsia. He has his work cut out for him at NTU.

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