28 Jul 2023 — The advent of financial technology or fintech has significantly transformed the way we manage money, make transactions, and access financial services. Digital assets, including cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based tokens, have emerged as an essential component of the fintech ecosystem.
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29 May 2023 - Singapore Blockchain Innovation Programme (SBIP), hosted by the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing, and InterOpera have successfully completed a nine-month Proof of Concept (PoC) with InterOpera to develop a model of interoperability for regulated capital markets, to tackle cross-chain connectivity while automating regulatory requirements in capital markets. This potentially optimises existing capital market transactions by lowering operational costs, increasing market liquidity, and creating new investment options.
30 March 2023 – The National University of Singapore (NUS) Fintech Society successfully hosted its annual flagship event, NUS Fintech Month, in January 2023. The event, which was sponsored by Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) and Panda Commercial Bank Plc, provided a platform for an inspiring display of ideas, talent, and heart in the fintech industry.
28 March 2023 – Lee Kong Chian Centennial Professor Ooi Beng Chin from the NUS School of Computing has been elected as Fellow of the prestigious Academy of Engineering, Singapore (SAEng) in February 2023. The SAEng serves as a think tank on engineering-related public policy and steers initiatives in the areas of strategic importance to Singapore so as to meet the challenges of the new millennium.
12 July 2022 — NUS Computing’s CRYSTAL Centre has received a donation from Klaytn Foundation, a Singapore-based non-profit organisation, to advance research in blockchain technology.
Twenty-five students have begun a new financial technology training programme at the Robert Mathavious Institute for Financial Services at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.
The six-month programme, the first of its kind in the territory, launched on March 21, and is hosted by HLSCC in partnership with the National University of Singapore’s School of Computing, BVI Finance, and the Virgin Islands government.
The H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) in the British Virgin Islands will be offering a Financial Technology (FinTech) programme for persons interested in becoming a professional in that field of study. The FinTech Training Programme, which will commence in late March, is a collaborative project of HLSCC’s Robert Mathavious Institute for Financial Services (HLSCC-RMI, the National University of Singapore (NUS): School of Computing (NUS FinTech Lab), BVI Finance Ltd, and Ministry of Education.
The information and communications technology (ICT) sector is also looking to fill "tech-lite" roles, such as in digital marketing.
Minister for Communications and Information Josephine Teo said on Saturday (July 31) that aside from jobs that require people with tech skills, the sector also wants to tap the experience and knowledge of specific industries and sectors.
Associate Professor Keith Carter, from the National University of Singapore's School of Computing, said the common misconception is that it is hard to get into the technology sector. People who are interested to get into the sector should think about how their background can help them to succeed in this sector.
"We need everyone," he added.
The National University of Singapore (NUS) will offer two new graduate programmes in digital financial technology (FinTech) in the new academic year, to help build a robust ecosystem of high-quality research talent and capabilities to support the fast-growing financial industry in Singapore. The new Masters and PhD programmes are under the Asian Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF) at NUS, a university-level institute jointly founded by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) and NUS. The PhD programme, in particular, is Singapore’s first and only doctoral programme in FinTech. In these uncertain times, more financial organisations than ever are leveraging FinTech to grow and improve their financial products, and to enable smooth and more innovative interaction with their customers.
Masters of Science in Digital Financial Technology
The 1.5-year Masters of Science in Digital Financial Technology is a collaborative programme by AIDF, NUS Computing and NUS Business School. Please visit here for more information on the Masters programme.
PhD in Digital Financial Technology
The PhD in Digital Financial Technology programme will be hosted jointly by the NUS Graduate School and AIDF. Please visit here for more information on the PhD programme.
Applications to the new Masters and PhD programmes are now open and interested students should submit their applications before 15 April 2021.
20 November 2020 – A team of five Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) students and one Computer Science undergraduate won first place at the Chengdu 80 Financial Technology (FinTech) competition this year.
Just two months ago, Mr Na Yi Rong had little to no knowledge of Financial Technology (FinTech). The Engineering Science graduate from the National University of Singapore (NUS) is now working full time as a product management lead at a local FinTech start-up, after receiving the job offer when he was participating in the NUS-FinTechSG Programme.
Jointly developed by the NUS FinTech Lab and Strategic Technology Management Institute (STMI), the programme was launched on 6 July 2020 to nurture Singapore’s next generation of FinTech talents and full stack developers. The pioneer batch of 25 students graduated on 10 September in a virtual ceremony after undergoing a structured two-month intensive full-time course on the fundamentals of financial services technology and business.
19 August 2020 – The Asian Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF) will be funding three research projects by NUS Computing Associate Professors He Bingsheng, Huang Ke-Wei and Liang Zhenkai.
NUS Computing announced the launch of a new NUS-FinTechSG Programme on 6 July 2020. Offered by the NUS FinTech Lab and Strategic Technology Management Institute (STMI), this new programme aims to nurture Singapore’s next generation of Financial Technology (FinTech) talents and full stack developers.
On top of gaining knowledge in FinTech, students will also have the option to access SGUnited traineeships and employment opportunities with partner enterprises.
5 December 2019 – A team of four Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) students and two undergraduate NUS Computing exchange students won the first runners up prize at the Chengdu 80 Financial Technology (FinTech) competition held from 28 October to 3 November in Chengdu, China.