The ‘Island country’ is one of the top destination choices for students from India, as it is an economic hub connecting the east and the west. Take a trip down history, back to 1819, and we would find that Singapore was a trading post of the East India Company, establishing it as a crucial node that facilitated economic relations between nations.
The country has come a long way since its humble beginnings and is now a self-sustained thriving economy, that educates the world. Singapore is renowned for providing world-renowned quality education that attracts students from all corners of the globe. There are roughly about 2000 Indian students studying in Singapore at any given point in time. So let us take a look at the top 10 Academic Institutions that this small island has to offer.
1.National University of Singapore
Established in 1905, National University of Singapore
is the oldest and the largest in the country in terms of number of students. The QS World University rankings placed the National University of Singapore in the 25th position worldwide and second in Asia. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair refers to NUS as the headquarters of his Asian Faith. The University, in the past has worked in collaboration with other universities such as Durham University and Yale University, retaining its untouched number one position.
2.Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang Technological University
is one of the two largest public universities in Singapore, and was established in the year 1991. Nanyang Technological University has been at the receiving end of many accolades and recognitions placing it at the number two spot. Times Higher Education ranked Nanyang Technological University in the 50th position worldwide amongst Engineering and Technology institutions. The QS World University Rankings also placed NTU in 47th position in 2012.
3.Singapore Management University
Singapore Management University
is Singapore’s first private university that was established in the year 2000. Initially it was a private university funded by the government, however later became autonomous. The University now has a student strength of 7200 and is divided into six schools offering a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes in Business Management, Accountancy, Economics, Information Systems Management, Law and the Social Sciences.
Established in 2005, SIM University
is a private university that offers a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education courses. The University is divided into four academic schools, the school of Arts and Social Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Human Development and Social Services, and the School of Science and Technology.
5.Singapore University of Technology and Design
Developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Singapore University of Technology
and Design is Singapore’s fourth university. Students can choose to specialise in engineering product development, engineering systems and design, information systems technology and design, or architecture and sustainable design. The University has also collaborated with Zhejiang University and Singapore Management University and is known for its unique academic programme that has elements of styles from both the east and the west.
6.Melior International College
Situated in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District, Melior International College has partnered with CQ University to become one of the country’s top educational providers. Though it is fairly young, established in the year 2007, it has been approved by the Ministry of Education and is certified by EduTrust under Enhanced Registration Framework with Council for Private Education. It was founded by the Melior Education Group which has over 50 years of experience in the education industry.
7.Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management
Founded in 1922 the Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management
is one of the eight most prestigious Ivy League universities. It provides world class education in hospitality management that sets its students up for a successful career ahead. Hospitality is a growing business in Asia, and that is why studying hospitality in Singapore proves to be the best place for students to get educated in the field.
8.European Business School
The European Business School is registered with the Ministry of Education and accredited by the Cambridge Academy of Management UK. It has partnered with some of the world’s best institutions in Europe to offer its students with a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across all areas in business. It has lived up to its mission statement “Provide a safe, structured learning environment that promotes student to attain their highest levels of academic success” and is one of the top universities in Singapore to study business.
9.Pioneer Junior College
The Pioneer Junior College is an institution that offers a two-year course designed to prepare students for university life. Though it is just about 13 years old, PJC started in the most interesting way possible, which has served to design the vision and mission of the school in the years that followed. 62 members of both academic and administrative staff together with two students was the first set that was actively involved in writing up college rules and designing the college crest and uniform.
10.Jewellery Design and Management International School
Though fairly young, JDMIS has educated 11,000 students in total ever since its opening in 1995. It offers single and advanced diplomas in Jewellery Design and Management. Apart from the full-time courses, JDMIS also offers many short 34-hour skills based certificate programmes that are not just for students but also for existing jewellers in the trade who are looking at enhancing their skills.
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