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Mid-Career Professionals: Time to Upgrade?

As an experienced working professional in Singapore, one of the reasons you may not be able to grow your careers in the desired direction is because of ‘qualification inflation’, whereby a large proportion of degree graduates enter the workforce every year. To distinguish yourself from your working peers, you may need to go beyond a Bachelor’s degree. And with the Postgraduate Executive Fair 2015 coming up next month, there’s never been a better time to upgrade yourself with a wide variety of further education courses. (Read More Here!)

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At The Forefront of Water Technologies

The environment and water industry has been identified as one of Singapore’s key growth areas. To strengthen the country’s research capability, a PhD scholarship offered by EWI of PUB, the national water agency, was set up to groom experts for this burgeoning sector. Meet two recipients who share how the scholarship has allowed them to pursue their research interests.

By Ruth Wong

Regarded as the most intelligent man in Egypt, the current director of the Library of Alexandria Ismail Serageldin had warned in 1995 that “if the wars of this century were fought over oil, the wars of the next century will be fought over water."

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Take a Break, Further Your Studies

After a few years of working, going back to school for postgraduate studies may be a daunting experience. However, with increasing competition in the marketplace today, it just might be the best option for you to keep up in the rat race.

By Becky Lo

A Bachelor’s degree is no longer enough for many professionals. They choose to pursue further studies for a whole plethora of reasons. Such studies range from studying for a Master's degree, a doctoral degree or other postgraduate qualifications such as graduate certificates and professional degrees. These students are usually called graduate students, also commonly known as postgraduate students.

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Pursuing a PhD

Most university graduates here choose to enter the workforce after obtaining their degrees, but some go on to pursue a PhD. What exactly does a PhD education involve?

By Nabilah Husna A. Rahman

“It is a common joke that with a PhD education, you may end up being called a doctor, but not the kind that can help people,” shares Dr Jonathan Loh Yuin-Han, a research fellow with the Children’s Hospital Boston at Harvard Medical School.

PhD – an abbreviated form of ‘Doctor of Philosophy’ – is the highest possible academic qualification one can attain in most English-speaking countries. While it is true that you may end up being called a doctor, a PhD education can provide you with much more, including an array of professional opportunities that could lead to a fulfilling career in the research industry for instance.

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