Ngee Ann Poly to design fintech course for Indonesia

Temasek Foundation International and Ngee Ann Polytechnic will join forces with an Indonesian ministry on a new fintech programme to be implemented for tertiary students in the country.

They will work together over the next three years to provide a fintech curriculum to institutions such as Politeknik Negeri Jakarta and Universitas Indonesia, offering lab crawls, hackathons, seminars and workshops.

The partnership was inked yesterday under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Ngee Ann Polytechnic and the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education on the sidelines of the third Indonesia-Singapore Leaders' Retreat in Bali.

The collaboration is anchored by a grant of about $523,000 from Temasek Foundation International.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic principal Clarence Ti said in a statement: "There's a lot our two countries can learn from each other as fintech starts to impact the way our populations gain access to financial services.

"This MOU is just the start of a conversation on how we can best support the growth of necessary skills in both our countries."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 12, 2018, with the headline 'Ngee Ann Poly to design fintech course for Indonesia'. Print Edition | Subscribe