Singapore, a sunny island, enjoys a vibrant economy, even though it does not have owned any natural resources like its neighbours. With her out-of-the-box thinking, she embraces the emerging disruptive digital economy by having continuous human resource development to equip her people with marketable skillsets to support its high-value economy as well as to thrive and high-value economy through industry transformation mapping. Singapore has placed a reasonable percentage of its GDP on education annually, as it values education as a vital engine to power Singapore’s economy through continuous development of talents and innovation, right from childhood to tertiary level education. This dedicated investment in education has also earned prestigious accolades such as the world university ranking of its universities, in particular its public tertiary. These universities are located around the island with accessibility from all parts of Singapore by car and and public transport systems such as mass rapid transit systems, buses and taxis.
National University of Singapore (NUS)
NUS is an autonomous research university and the oldest tertiary in Singapore, established in 1905. NUS is ranked first in Singapore and the whole of Asia, and twenty-second in the world by the 2018 Times Higher Education, and fifteen in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings. NUS is largest university in the country in terms of student enrolment and curriculum offered, with comprehensive effort in research and entrepreneurship. It offers a wide range of disciplines, including the sciences, medicine and dentistry, design and environment, law, arts and social sciences, engineering, business, computing and music in both undergraduate and postgraduate education.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
NTU is an autonomous research university in Singapore, established in 1981. It offers a range of disciplines with emphasis in research, including engineering, business, humanities, arts and social sciences and medicine. NTU is ranked first in Asia and eleventh in the world, by the 2018 QS World University Rankings, and fifth in Asia and fifty-second in the world by the 2018 Times Higher Education.
Singapore Management University (SMU)
SMU is an autonomous research university in Singapore, established in 2000. Located in the downtown area, it offers a range of disciplines with emphasis in research, including Business Administration, Business Analytics, Financial Services, Accountancy, Economics, Information Systems Management, Law and the Social Sciences. SMU is accredited by the AACSB International and EQUIS.
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
SUTD is the fourth autonomous university in Singapore, established in 2009. Located in the eastern part of Singapore, it offers a range of disciplines with emphasis in research, including Architecture and Sustainable Design, Engineering Product Development, Engineering Systems and Design, and Information Systems Technology and Design. It offers a holistic admissions process.
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
SIT is the fifth autonomous university in Singapore, established in 2009. SIT focuses on education with applied learning. It offers a range of disciplines with emphasis in research, including engineering, chemical engineering and food technology, infocomm technology, health and social science, and design and specialised businesses. SIT will have a new centralised campus in north-eastern part of Singapore, around 2023. The university will be integrated with a creative industry cluster to stay ahead of the competition in the age of digital economy.
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