PSB Academy Commemorates 10 Years of Partnership with The University of Newcastle Australia in Singapore with $100,000 Scholarship Fund Top-up

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 July 2016 -  PSB Academy and UON Singapore (UONS), a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Newcastle, Australia commemorates 10 years of partnership with the announcement of a $100,000 top-up to the PSB Academy-UONS scholarship fund.

The top up - fully funded by PSB Academy - will be open to deserving students of the University of Newcastle, Australia's bachelor and master degree programmes from August this year. These programmes range from business to engineering courses that are offered at the Academy's Singapore campus.

With 10 years' experience in helping graduates reach their career goals and aspirations, UONS and PSB Academy remain committed to providing access to quality higher education to deserving students, regardless of their financial background.

In 2015, about 18 students benefited from the joint-scholarship scheme, which range from full to partial scholarships. The top-up of S$100,000 will see up to 50 more students qualify for this scholarship programme.

"We are proud to be celebrating 10 years of success in Singapore. Together with PSB Academy, hope to continue giving back to the local community by continuing to groom industry-ready graduates who are well-equipped to contribute and shape future prospects of our Asian Century. With a growing student body from more than 37 countries since 2006, UONS remains the international footprint of the University of Newcastle, Australia," Professor Amir Mahmood, Pro Vice-Chancellor, UONS.

"PSB Academy looks forward to more wonderful years of partnership with UONS, as we both continue to champion productivity in our quest to nurture industry-ready graduates for our Smart Nation and beyond. The $100,000 worth of scholarships is an apt way to celebrate our partnership, while also serving as a reminder to us, of our commitment to making quality higher education accessible to all deserving students whose education and training will have a positive impact on the international community," says Derrick Chang, Chief Operating Officer, PSB Academy.

Over the years, University of Newcastle, Australia courses offered at PSB Academy have been designed with the current needs of industry in mind.  In 2002, for example, the university established its Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, a flagship program developed in response to a demand for professionals in Singapore. The Industry Advisory Committee, which comprises practising professionals from industry and government, meet regularly with academic staff to review the university's degrees and discuss improvements, ensuring that the academic experience remains relevant to the needs of the changing modern workforce.

With a global network of 3,700 graduates representing 37 different countries, students of UON Singapore are imbued with a global perspective that helps them embrace today's interconnected society. Ranked second in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report for 2014-15, UONS' presence in Singapore, through PSB Academy, serves as a strategic gateway to the rest of Asia will continue to give its students a competitive edge over their international counterparts, and prepare them for a Smarter Planet.

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About PSB Academy

Productivity is at the heart of PSB Academy. Once known as the Productivity and Standards Board, PSB Academy today ranks as one of Singapore's leading private education institutions. Our full-time and part-time diploma, degree and post-graduate programs focus on what really matters: performance in the real-world. We aim to appeal to millennials looking for an industry-ready education as well as early to mid-career professionals looking to upgrade themselves.

We have over 300 part-time and full-time lecturers delivering lessons to over 11,000 local and international students. PSB Academy is currently situated at two campuses in Singapore: PSBAcademy@Delta and PSBAcademy@Shenton.  Learn more at: .

About UON Singapore

Established in 2006, and celebrating 10 years this year, UON Singapore has been the University of Newcastle's gateway in Asia, delivering educational excellence to thousands of students across the region.

As a wholly owned entity of the University, UON Singapore has continued to expand the delivery of programmes in the areas of business, commerce, communication, construction management, engineering, environmental and occupational health and safety, and information technology through strong partnerships with leading local institutions.  With internationally qualified research-intensive academics and a teaching and learning adviser based in Singapore, UON Singapore is committed to connecting our students to new ideas and novel ways of thinking and equip them with a world-class education that will open doors across the region and the globe.

With a growing student body and close to 4,000 graduates from 37 countries in the last decade, UON Singapore is the international footprint of the University of Newcastle, Australia.