An old Saints boy, Schubert went to St. Andrew’s School for his primary and secondary education. He subsequently joined the Singapore Polytechnic and graduated with a Technician Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in the 70s before going to UK, where he studied and lived for the next ten years.
He received his BSc(Hon)(First Class) in Mechanical Engineering, Masters of Business Administration, and Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanics of Materials, all from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK in the 80s. He is a registered Chartered Engineer (CEng) with The Engineering Council, UK; Chartered IT Professional (CITP), UK; Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE), UK; and Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS), UK.
He worked for Babcock Power Ltd, Research Centre in Renfrew, Scotland, (that eventually became Babcock Energy Ltd, Technology Centre) for about six years prior returning to Singapore. He held the positions of Project Engineer, Senior Project Engineer, Senior Systems Development Engineer and Systems Consultant at Babcocks. His work brought him to meet many interesting people throughout UK and Europe.
He has been working for Nanyang Technological University (NTU) since his return from UK in 1990. He joined the then newly formed School of Applied Science (SAS) and over the years, worked in the Divisions of Computer Technology, Software Systems and Information Studies. He was the founding Sub Dean of SAS, headed the Division of Information Studies in the School of Computer Engineering (SCE) and Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information (WKWSCI) from 1997 to 2003. He was Vice Dean/Associate Chair of WKWSCI from 2003 to 2007, and Associate Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (HASS) from 2007 to 2012. He was the Co-Director of the Centre of Social Media Innovation for Communities (COSMIC) from 2010-2016. COSMIC was a $10 million Research Centre funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore and comprises NUS, NTU and IITB. He was also the founding Director of NTU’s University Scholars Programme from 2012-2015.
He is currently Professor of Information Science at WKWSCI. He recently completed his term as Deputy Associate Provost (Information & Knowledge) at the President’s Office. In that role from 2017 to 2019, he had oversight of the Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services that manages the 7 academic libraries in the NTU campus
He is married to Sarah Ang Kai Ling who is self employed in the area of nutrition, social emotional learning education and consultancy at SELF@Oasis. They have a daughter Cherisse who is an advocate and solicitor at Oon & Bazul in Singapore.
Schubert dedicates this website, his life & family to the glory of God!
Date last updated: October 2019