It's back to school for growing number of NUS alumni

Enrolment in Lifelong Learners programme has risen steadily; data analytics very popular

NUS alumnus Ng Jinsheng, 35, co-founder of two start-ups, has taken modules to learn more about data analytics, urban transport policy, data science and intellectual property, topics related to his job. ST PHOTO: MARCELLIN LOPEZ
NUS alumnus Ng Jinsheng, 35, co-founder of two start-ups, has taken modules to learn more about data analytics, urban transport policy, data science and intellectual property, topics related to his job. ST PHOTO: MARCELLIN LOPEZ

A drive to attract alumni from the National University of Singapore (NUS) to go back to the classroom is off to a good start.

In the first semester of the latest academic year (AY) which began in August last year, 238 NUS alumni took up courses, nearly triple the initial enrolment of 83 across two semesters in 2018, when the initiative first started.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 06, 2020, with the headline 'It's back to school for growing number of NUS alumni'. Subscribe