13 September 2018
Online retail giant Alibaba recently launched the Alibaba Talent Programme in Singapore with support from Nanyang Technological University and the Singapore Economic Development Board.
The four year programme aims to equip postgraduate students in Singapore with critical research and development skills, and is part of Alibaba’s moves to nurture future R&D talent from Singapore.
The first intake will start in January 2019, and is slated to consist of between 20 and 30 students.
As PhD students, the programme participants will spend part of their studies at one or more of Alibaba’s research facilities, including the Alibaba-NTU Singapore Joint Research Institute.
Apart from financing their PhD studies, the programme’s participants will each receive a monthly stipend of $5,000, with mentorship by a main supervisor from the enrolled university and a co-supervisor from Alibaba.