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Revolutions in Engineering: Engineering Education for the Future

By Tue, Apr 21, 2015 9:44PM UTC 1 Comment

As our modern world continues to become increasingly complex, the need for those with the skills to solve the problems of tomorrow will only grow in importance. While it might be surprising to hear, engineers may be the only people qualified to solve many of these new problems. Engineering is about finding practical solutions to...

Why we need more absurd math questions in Singapore, not less

By Tue, Apr 14, 2015 6:15PM UTC 0 Comment

We complain about rote learning in our education system but when students are given an opportunity to solve creative problems, we balk at the idea and call it an unnecessary stress inducer. The latest subject of this contradictory reaction is the P5 math question which asked students to find Cheryl’s birthday....

Blatant benevolence: ACS prepares students for the good life

By Mon, Apr 13, 2015 12:24PM UTC 0 Comment

Whenever money is involved, we tend to be more sceptical towards claims of altruism. At least one social scientist, Dr Geoffrey Miller, has brought that scepticism to its (logical?) conclusion. According to his theory, altruistic behaviour—giving without expecting an obvious pay-off—is a kind of mating signal for the opposite sex. By giving away unsparingly, individuals show that they have resources to burn—that they can afford to give away money or time freely—and this, according to Dr Miller’s experiment, is sexy....

How to succeed in the Creative Industries

By Wed, Mar 25, 2015 2:25AM UTC 3 Comments

Be a Part of one of the Fastest Growing Industries in the World: The Creative Industries. As more and more workers see themselves replaced by machines, the traditional forms of employment our parents grew up with are increasingly vanishing. In their place has arisen a new type of economy, one based off of specialized knowledge...

Study shows university websites not keeping abreast of mobile device uptake

By Fri, Mar 20, 2015 2:09AM UTC 0 Comment

Earlier today Study International and the University of Salford Business School released their joint White Paper on Digital device trends among international students. The launch, which took place at the Radisson Hotel on Bloomsbury Street in London, brought together some of the top UK university decision makers and featured a presentation of the White Paper’s...