NUS SCALE organises first-ever Industry 4.0 programme for visiting professors
2 July 2018 – NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE) has held its first executive education programme on Industry 4.0 for foreign academics.
The five-day programme brought together professors from different Taiwan universities and of various disciplines to learn about innovation in the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore.
The programme was developed with a daily theme, with talks by NUS faculty and site visits aligned with each day’s theme, which included Industry 4.0 in NUS, NUS and Industry Transformation, Applying Industry 4.0 in Industry, Innovation in Industry, and Industry 4.0 and Singapore Society.
Visits to NUS Enterprise and various start-ups such as SGInnovate, Supply Chain Asia, and BLOCK71 Singapore also gave participants insights into the current innovation landscape in Singapore.
National Taipei University of Technology’s Associate Professor Pei-Fang Jennifer Tsai, who was one of the participants, said the programme provided plenty of opportunities to witness how different organisations drive innovation.
Associate Professor Tsai, who teaches Industrial Engineering and Management, added: “Overall this study trip has been very meaningful and edifying. We were able to learn much about what NUS and Singapore’s industry can offer, including the Industry 4.0 landscape here – and this is all deeply appreciated.”
“In particular, the visit to NUS Enterprise has been most impressive. It demonstrates that universities can indeed do more to better prepare their students for jobs in today’s new economy.”
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