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Two initiatives to enhance industry training for NUS students

The National University of Singapore (NUS) announced two initiatives to enhance industry training for and spur innovation among its students.

SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore (NUS) announced two initiatives to enhance industry training for and spur innovation among its students.

The initiatives were announced at the NUS Career Fair on Tuesday.

The first initiative is the Industry Partnership Programme (IPP), which is a collaboration with industries to co-create content and workshops for students.

The other initiative is the iGen Programme, which will see students interning with companies such as Microsoft, Citibank, MasterCard and McDonald's, to encourage innovation skills.

Associate Professor Tan Teck Koon, Dean of Students, Office of Student Affairs at NUS, said: "These two programmes have a very real-world practical component. And I think this is very important for our students, because our students are very strong academically (and) they are (also) very competent in terms of the technical domain.

“But I think what is equally important is that they are aware, and in touch, with the real issues out there in the industries." 

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