Singapore's Smart Nation Initiative Makes Excellent Progress - Stirling joins forces with Singapore education institute to offer MSC in Data Science for Business

Singapore is the first in Asia for the launch of MSc Data Science for Business


SINGAPORE -  Media OutReach  - 3 October   2018  -  University of Stirling and Amity Global Institute Singapore, part of the leading world-wide Amity Education Group is coming together in an exciting partnership to deliver five of Stirling's undergraduate and postgraduate-level degree courses to students of Singapore. The partnership was announced on 3 October 2018 at The Pod @ National Library. Academic direction for the courses are provided by University of Stirling, an institution with a global reputation for high-quality teaching and research. Founded by Royal Charter in 1967, the University of Stirling was the first new university in Scotland for over 400 years. It retains its pioneering spirit and a passion for innovation and excellence in all it does.

The partnership will allow students to undertake one of five of Stirling's undergraduate and postgraduate-level degree courses in Singapore. From September 2018, students will be able to sign up for: BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance; Master of Business Administration; and BSc Management. From February 2019, students can enrol in: MSc Banking and Finance or MSc Data Science for Business. The courses are delivered in English for Singaporeans and international students. The prestigious degrees will be awarded by the University of Stirling.

Professor Gerry McCormac, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling, said: "Our agreement with Amity Global Institute will allow students in Singapore to enrol on a range of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate-level Stirling degree courses."

"These courses are designed to equip our students with the knowledge and skills to thrive as global citizens and to make a difference in the world."

Dr Aseem Chauhan, Chancellor of Amity Global Institute, welcomed the launch of the MSC Data Science for Business course in particular, as part of Singapore's drive to become a 'Smart Nation', where technology is harnessed to improve people's lives. He said: "It is with great honour that we are working with University of Stirling to deliver this course, providing a learning platform for young people in Singapore to develop one of the most sought-after skills for employment in this digital age.

"Forging a relationship with such a prestigious university aligns our mission and vision together as an institution that promotes a holistic educational experience for all students. We look forward to our new batch of students joining us for these new courses."

The University of Stirling is awarded 5 QS Stars for teaching, employability and internationalisation (QS World University Rankings 2018). With University of Stirling consistently ranking top 3 in Scotland for its business studies, economics, marketing, accounting and finance courses in recent years, the collaboration is magnificent news. The strategic partnership will support the success of Singaporean students pursuing further education, especially in the field of Data Science.

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About University of Stirling

Founded by Royal Charter in 1967, the University of Stirling was the first new university in Scotland for over 400 years. The institution retains their pioneering spirit and a passion for innovation and distinction in all they do. University of Stirling is an agent for change, connecting people, innovating and transforming lives of students, staff and the global community.

The University of Stirling is an international university, based in the UK, recognised across the globe for addressing the needs of society through innovative interdisciplinary research; learning and teaching of the highest quality; and for sharing our knowledge with the world. The University has over 120 nationalities represented on campus, over 14,000 students (undergraduate students and postgraduate students, 1,500 distinguished faculty and offer 170 courses with a range of disciplines. More than 97% of undergraduate students and 96% of postgraduate leavers go on to work or further study within six months (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2016/17).

The University of Stirling is ranked as one of the world's top 400 universities by Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2019.

The high standing of University of Stirling's qualifications is valued and recognised by universities, employers and specific professional and statutory bodies. For more information, please visit:

About Amity Global Institute

Amity Education Group is a leading education provider in Asia with around 170,000 students, 6,000 distinguished faculty and offering 300 courses in a range of disciplines. Besides Singapore, Amity is also present in London, New York, California, Abu Dhabi, Romania, Mauritius, Paris, Amsterdam, Nanjing and Beijing. At Amity, we benchmark only against the best institutions around the world and striving to be an institute of excellence that provides affordable education for both local and international students.

Amity Global Institute in Singapore offers industry-oriented management programmes designed by leading academicians and corporate world members. Benchmarking with the latest content and teaching methodologies across the world, the Programmes are an ideal platform for the launch of one's career or getting on to the Fast-track. Backed by professionals with decades of experience in the corporate world and in the education field, Amity provides the best mix of practice and theory to ensure your success.

Amity's Main Campus (Tanglin) is located in Kay Siang Road, situated along 'Embassy Row', the diplomatic centre of Singapore and nestled at the fringe of the city with proximity and accessibility to key business districts. There is also a City Campus (NLB) located right in the National Library Building, a knowledge icon located in the heart of the arts, cultural, entertainment and civic district of Singapore. For more information, please visit: