1/14/2008

Celebrating Singaporean - Prof Shih Choon Fong

Professor Shih Choon Fong Professor Shih has transformed NUS to a world class university, recognised by the world as among the top 50. The only misgiving is that the population or the locals still do not regard the local graduates as good stuff. That is why we still need foreign talents from first or third world universities that are unlisted or ranked in hundreds and preferred over our local graduates. That is the irony of not having breathe foreign air. But Prof Shih has done well to get NUS of be recognised and for this he also earned a good reputation for himself. He is one of the rare local talents that is marketable overseas. I have difficulties counting how many of our great local talents that can be employed to top positions overseas.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The only misgiving is that the population or the locals still do not regard the local graduates as good stuff."

This statement is not true, my best people are from NUS, will stand by it.

NUS just did not produce enough, thus we need foreign talents, which may not stand up to expectations.

Anonymous said...

NUS ranking has fallen from 19th in 2006 to 33rd last year. They are definitely slackening and on a downward spiral.

redbean said...

still ok lah as long as it remains within the top 50. just don't drop out of the top 100 ranking.

good to know that there are people who still appreciate local grads. they may not be that articulate. but they are hard stuff, the real stuff. good employees.

Anonymous said...

At that rate, NUS will be out of the top 100 in 5 years.