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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15 May 2023 — The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School and School of Computing (NUS Computing) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Wuxi Economic Development District (WEDD) on 5 May 2023, to advance collaboration in research and development (R&D), and talent cultivation in Big Data, Business Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence.
2U Inc., a global leader in education technology, today announced a new partnership with the National University of Singapore School of Computing (NUS Computing) to create a portfolio of new GetSmarter professional programs in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), business analytics, fintech/blockchain, digital transformation, and product management/strategy. The partnership will provide professionals across the globe the opportunity to learn new skills from one of the world's leading computing schools.
The twelve new short courses in development aim to build depth and breadth in key disciplines and include AI in Finance, Crypto and Digital Currencies, and Digital Transformation Strategies. While all courses can be taken individually, NUS Computing is also exploring combining various courses to create learning pathways for students in each discipline.
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.
The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) (Sea) today announced that Sea has made a corporate gift of S$50 million to NUS to support the advancement of research and education at NUS School of Computing (NUS Computing), one of the world’s leading computing schools. The gift agreement was signed today at NUS Kent Ridge Campus, where Minister for Education Mr Lawrence Wong witnessed the signing as the Guest-of-Honour.
A new research institute will be set up by the end of the year to drive education, research and entrepreneurship in digital finance in the region. The institute, called the Asian Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF), is jointly developed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), the three organisations announced on Tuesday (Aug 4).
It will be hosted at NUS and offer a master's programme, as well as award scholarships to students to pursue further research at the doctoral level. It will also train post-doctoral fellows in the areas of digital finance and fintech. Through its education programme, the AIDF will build the FinTech leadership pipeline for Singapore and the wider region. The institute will be based at the Kent Ridge campus of NUS.
6 November 2019 – NUS Computing and Ripple, a provider of leading enterprise solutions for global payments, today announced the launch of the NUS FinTech Lab, established with the objective to fuel the growth of Singapore’s FinTech sector.
25 April 2017 - NUS Computing and the IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation (ICBI), a part of IBM Research, are collaborating to jointly develop a module on financial technology, to better equip students with essential knowledge and skill sets in this area.