Discipline Area: Mathematical Sciences

Producing Employment-Ready Actuarial Graduates

  • Ch’ng Sok Heang

The Actuarial Practice Course (APC), conducted by the school’s consultant actuary, is offered exclusively to students enrolled in the BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Studies programme. APC provides students with hands-on assignments that better prepare them to be employment-ready.

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A Showcase of Undergraduate Actuarial Science Research Projects

  • Dr Lai Kee Huong and Chan Lay Guat

This write-up features prominent undergraduate research works that have been published in academic journals or conference proceedings.

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Desmond Chong: Breaking Through Uncertainties and Challenges in the Actuarial Profession

Actuarial Studies alumnus Desmond Chong shares the uncertainties and challenges encountered in his career with students who wish to be an actuary. He also recalls the holistic student experience that made him employment-ready and a better person.  

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Award for Excellence in Teaching 2021

  • Dr. Lai Kee Huong

The journey to becoming an academician is always filled with experiences, both good and bad. Dr Kai Kee Huong from the School of Mathematical Sciences shares some of the highlights and motivation he went through, achieving great heights and coming through several hardships as well before being given the Award for Excellence in Teaching 2021 in recognition for his efforts and hard work in improving teaching and learning.

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Nur Hazwani Aminuddin: Embracing Student Life and Kickstarting a Career in the Actuarial Industry

Nur Hazwani Binti Aminuddin is a clear example of what a true Sunway University student is all about -  hard work, fun times, deadlines and true camaraderie.   

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The Bigger Picture: Actuarial Work in Climate Change

  • Nicholas Yeo

Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperature and weather patterns, which lead to threats such as food and water scarcity, flooding, extreme weather and related economic losses. The World Health Organization (WHO) calls climate change the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century.

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Incorporating Impactful Guest Lectures in Online Lecture Delivery

  • Dr Lai Kee Huong

Dr Dominic Cortis, who is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), delivered a guest lecture entitled “Measures of Interest Rate Sensitivity”, for the subject Theory of Interest. The talk included the demonstration of real-world applications, which further complemented the knowledge that the students learned in a classroom setting.

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Mathematics Colloquium: Promoting and Enhancing Research Collaboration

  • Professor Teo Kok Lay

The mathematics colloquium, organized by the School of Mathematical Sciences, serves as a platform for researchers to exchange research ideas. The first talk of the series was presented by Professor Teo Kok Lay, a prominent figure in the fields of optimisation and control. The talk, entitled “Portfolio Optimization under Portfolio Risk Measure”, discussed useful mathematical models that could be adopted by investors in the task of portfolio optimization.

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Sunway University’s Actuarial Studies Programme Receives the Highest 5 Stars Rating from QS Stars

  • Professor Ho Chee Kit

The BSc (Hons) Actuarial Studies programme, offered by the School of Mathematical Sciences, has achieved the highest QS 5 Stars rating under the programme strength category. This category identifies an institution’s specialist programme by looking at its competitiveness and strength in all areas from student applications right through to the graduate employment rate.

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Yoogen Valoo: Changing the Perception of Studying Actuarial Science

Actuarial Studies Alumnus dispels the myth that Actuarial Science is a challenging discipline and shares his words of wisdom with potential students.

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