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Destination Lion City for a career in arts or the hotel industry or post-graduate education in logistics
RARING TO GO: Students of at-sunrice institute, Singapore
A career in culinary is turning out to be a serious one as it takes you round the world and you could get employed by top brands such as the Grand Hyatt, the Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, Four Seasons & Conrad. at-sunrice, one of the leading culinary institutes in Asia, prepares a student for the global challenges through their specialised courses.
Culinary placement diploma
The institute, which is recognised by the Singapore Tourism Board, was a finalist in the Awards of Excellence, World Gourmet Summit 2004. It offers Advanced Culinary Placement Diploma (ACP) in collaboration with Johnson & Wales University, America's largest food service educator. The course has a truly global curriculum enabling the student to master both East & West cuisine and manage global F&B operations.
Nagesh, an at-sunrice student, says that the `work and study' opportunity is unique, giving him a chance to put his conceptual learning into actual hands-on practice at his workplace. Take note: the hotels in which he works is Singapore's best.
Students get to graduate with top brands on their resume, which helps them in clinching jobs at hotel chains around the world. at-sunrice also assists in placements for experience with international partners in America and Europe. Top culinary and hospitality students from the Culinary Institute of America, Le Cordon Bleu, the French Culinary Institute, the Institute of Paul Bucousse, Purdue and Cornell have attended the institute.
Now, students from Chennai, Cochin and Hyderabad have enrolled themselves for the ACP diploma course. at-sunrice also offers Diploma in Culinary Craft, which is a two-year `work and study' course designed for high school graduates between 16 and 18. It helps the student to become global master craft chefs. Details at www.at-sunrice.com
Think Solutions... Think Logistics
A great opportunity to study in two top universities: the National University of Singapore and the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. A Dual Master programme in Logistics and Supple Chain Management is being offered by The Logistics Institute (TLI), Asia Pacific, which is a collaboration between the two universities for research and education programmes in global logistics. TLI, Asia Pacific, is modelled after The Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech, which is recognised by industry as one of the best institutes for education and research in logistics. The collaboration provides logistics expertise that caters to the needs of industries across the world today, focussing on global logistics, information technology, industrial engineering and supply chain management.
TLI, Asia Pacific, has its role to deliver leading-edge research and development in logistics engineering, technology and management as well as providing high-quality post-graduate education in logistics at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. This programme is administered by TLI, Asia Pacific, the premier logistics research and education organisation established by NUS and GT with strong support from the Singapore Government and industry. The graduates are awarded two Masters degrees, one from NUS and another from GT. Details at: www.tliap.nus.edu.sg
LASALLE-SIA for Arts
Founded in 1984 by De La Salle brother, Brother Joseph McNally, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts is today Asia Pacific's leading arts institution, producing award-winning artists in design, fine arts and performing arts each year.
LASALLE-SIA has a unique teaching philosophy that emphasises creativity. Students will be taught by experienced educators, who are practising professionals. They will work with international artists and performers as well as participate in a dynamic programme of high-level exhibitions and performances.
As the region's only integrated arts campus, students have the exceptional benefit of interdisciplinary interaction and a holistic approach to learning.
Offering comprehensive high-quality arts education in Singapore with a complete academic-creative path, LASALLE-SIA currently serves 1,500 students with the widest range of arts programmes in Singapore from Foundation to Master's Degree in practice-based arts.
High-level research is also an important academic and creative activity at the college, making LASALLE-SIA a pioneer in many research initiatives with output that includes exhibitions, performances and publications. PhD programmes are planned to commence in the future.
The institution received its Accredited Institution status granted by The Open University, UK's largest university, in March 2004. The institutional accreditation and degree validation by The Open University Validation Services (OUVS) represent an independent stamp of approval of academic quality from an internationally recognised accrediting body operating under a U.K. Royal Charter.
All degree programmes offered at LASALLE-SIA have been developed and are delivered by LASALLE-SIA. They have been validated through a process of external peer review, by OUVS, as being of an appropriate standard and quality to lead to the Open University validated awards.
Graduates will receive a parchment jointly bearing the name and seal of LASALLE-SIA and The Open University, clearly identifying LASALLE-SIA as the provider and The Open University bringing validation equivalent to U.K. M.A., B.A. (Hons) or DipHE.
A global arts city
With a move to its new state-of-the-art city campus in 2006, LASALLE-SIA is set to play a significant role in establishing Singapore as a global arts city and cultural centre. Details at www.lasallesia.edu.sg
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