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Singapore emerges as education hub for Indian students

While USA and UK along with Australia are popular study abroad destinations, there are also other countries which offer equally exciting opportunities for higher education. Singapore is one of the major countries, which is now vying for Indian students with US and UK in South East Asia . Singapore is emerging as an education hub in Southeast Asia through innovation and strategic partnerships with reputed institutions in the West. Some of the colleges like Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) , which has a tie-up with the British varsity are witnessing...

Student Life in Singapore

Once you land in Singapore, ‘east meets the west’ theme will flash in front of your eyes.  Though a small country, Singapore has earned its place in the list of top cities to live in owing to the reasons of security, high quality of living, excellent transport facilities and healthy atmosphere with least pollution. Choosing Singapore as your destination for higher education will enrich your studying experience and also offer you a global perspective. Culture and Food in Singapore: The lion city has attracted large number of immigrants and hence is culturally diverse....

IIM-Lucknow signs MoU with Singapore Management University

The Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow (IIM-Lucknow ) has collaborated with Singapore's premier management university, Singapore Management University (SMU) by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to lend support to each other to achieve top grade quality business education globally. As per IIM-Lucknow officials, both the institutes will strive to achieve enhancements in the fields of executive education programs, faculty as well as student exchange programs and research, by joining hands. Another focus of the joint exercise will be to conceive, evolve and extend joint...

Singapore - A Dream Destination

The lion city is one of the most delightful places to visit, move or study in. Its diversified culture, beautiful islands and strong living conditions make it an urban dream city. With a total area of 710 kilometer square by 274 kilometer square, Singapore is a sprawling city comprising of beautiful islands. Singapore’s geography The geography of Singapore is an exquisite boon to itself. There are a total of 63 little islands out of which “Pulao ujong” popularly known as “the island of Singapore” is the largest. Sentosa, jurong and Pulao ubin follow...

Asian countries amongst the world's top 20 education systems

In a global league table published by an international education firm Pearson has revealed that four Asian countries have dominated the top five spots on the list for Top 20 Countries excelling in education. Following Finland, South Korea, Honk Kong,  Japan and finally Singapore grab the top 4 positions in the list.   The list ranks Finland and the 4 Asian countries at the top of the heap with England, Canada, the Netherlands, Ireland and New Zealand following closely. In the middle are countries like the United States, France and Germany. Finally at the bottom are Brazil, Mexico...

Singapore higher education participation rates to shoot up by 2020

In a recent press meeting, the Prime Minister of Singapore claimed that the higher education participation rates among young Singaporeans will shoot up to 40% by 2020. Singapore’s strong belief in providing top-class education shall give rise to the increase, which is now recorded at 27%.  Singapore Institute of Management University and Singapore Institute of Technology would be two of the major universities providing applied and part time study options. A total of 16000 university seats are expected to be offered by 3000 universities by 2020. The Prime Minister had...

Singapore launches "Mother Tongue Language" educational website

The 2009 census report of Singapore revealed that 74.2% of the Singaporeans had a Chinese bloodline while 13.4% were Malay descendents and 9.2% of them traced Indian ancestors. Majority of the population in Singapore speak English-23% and Mandarin-35%. 14.1% of the population speaks Malay and 3.2% speak Tamil. However, English is becoming a popular choice among the youth. The language is prevalently used in business interactions and the constitution of Singapore is also scripted in English. Considering the rise in the popularity of English and the spiraling downfall of the mother tongues...

Singaporean graduates interested in specific job areas only

Government reports state that nearly, 16,000 students will be able to access full time publicly funded university education by the year 2020. The rate of student enrolment is expected to rise up to 40% from the existing 27%.  The enrolments are expected to increase in some of the popular Singapore universities. As a result, the number of polytechnic graduates is also expected to increase in the public universities. With the increasing enrollment rates, the job market is expected to witness a surge in the number of potential employees for different job sectors. However, the current job...

Local students unhappy about growing inflow of international students in Singapore

Domestic Singaporean students are not quite happy with growing number of international students in the universities of Singapore. Presently, 18% of the total student population comprises of foreign students studying at local Singapore universities. However, the government has limited the international student intake in universities to 20% in most universities. Singaporean officials claim that the globalised strategy of higher studies is to maintain a balance between international and domestic students enrolling in the universities and bring in integration in the university crowd. The...

Sony launches a corporate university in Singapore

Sony, a Japanese electronics company has launched a corporate university campus in Singapore. This is the first ever campus of Sony outside Japan to train middle and senior level executives for positions in Asia Pacific and other emerging markets such as India, China, Vietnam and Middle East. The company has plans to invest nearly $3.5 million in the campus in next 3 years. Classes will start in March, with an expected number of annual admissions of 70 to 100  international candidates.

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