Monday, February 4, 2008

Scholarship grant at Nanyang Technological University

Eight scholarships for PhD studies are available at the School of
Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University,
Singapore, for August 2008 and January 2009 admission. These are in the
following areas:
1- Knowledge organization: taxonomies, ontologies, human categorization

2- Knowledge management

3- Digital libraries: information retrieval, collaborative querying,
learning objects repositories, mobile applications, Web archiving
- Natural language processing: information extraction, summarization,
sentiment categorization
4- User and usability studies, human computer interaction
5- Information literacy, health information literacy.

The scholarships include tuition waiver and monthly stipend of
SGD2,000 (approx. USD1,380), which are tenable for 4 years. The stipend
will comfortably cover living expenses for a single person in Singapore.

Minimum requirements:
- A good Bachelor's degree at a reputable university
- Master's degree in a related area

Application procedure:
- Application has to be submitted online at:
http://www.ntu. es/Research% 2BProgrammes/ admission/

In the online application form, select "Wee Kim Wee School of
Communication & Information"
- Deadline: Feb 28th, 2008 for Aug 2008 admission. Late applications
may be considered for Jan 2009 admission.
- Application material includes a 2-3 page research proposal, that
indicates the
research area of interest

Background information:
- The Division of Information Studies in the School of Communication &
Information was set up in 1993 to offer the only LIS professional
program in Singapore. It now offers 3 MSc programs in Information
Studies, Knowledge Management and Information Systems, with a total of
about 400 graduate students.
More information about the MSc programs:
http://www.ntu. graduate/ information_ studies.html

The Division's faculty pages are available at:
http://www.ntu. about/directory_ is.html

- Singapore is a modern multiracial "garden city" that is safe and
easy to live in. The main languages are English and Chinese.

- Nanyang Technological University is a research-intensive university
that started as an engineering school but is developing into a
university. The medium of instruction is completely in English.

Queries can be directed to Dr Abdus Sattar Chaudhry at: sg

Christopher KHOO
Associate Professor & Programme Director, MSc in Information Studies
Division of Information Studies
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information
Nanyang Technological University
31 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637718
email: assgkhoo@ntu.
tel: (65) 6790-4602, fax: (65) 6791-5214
web: http://www.ntu. assgkhoo

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