It may be small, but in the realms of higher education and research, Singapore is a big hitter. A whole series of global reports have recognized Singapore as a world leader in research and innovation over the past few decades. In recent years, it’s been ranked seventh in the 2015 INSEAD Global Innovation Index, third in IMD’s 2014 World Competitiveness Rankings and second in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report for 2014-15.
Singaporean universities regularly collaborate with the leading universities in other countries. These connections and collaborations contribute to the overall quality of education offered by universities in Singapore. This is yet another positive factor for international students who choose Singapore as their destination.
Similar to most of SE Asia's tropical climate, Singapore's weather stays hot and humid all year long. Students attending school in Singapore can expect temperatures to consistently remain above 70 degrees (21 Celsius) with humidity hovering around 75 percent or higher. Residents see heavy rain during November and December, which increases the humidity levels.
Students graduating from Singapore's universities are consistently ranked exceptionally high on assessments regarding science and mathematic knowledge. In fact, Singaporean students were ranked number one according to statistical research performed by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement organization.
The cost of studying in Singapore, whilst not as affordable as other Asian destinations, is still reasonable compared to universities in the big three destinations (UK, USA and Australia). This is one of the factors that make Singapore an attractive destination for international students seeking a quality education. Singapore uses the dollar, although it is the Singaporean Dollar which has a different rate to it’s American counterpart. Bear this in mind when checking costs.
Previously ranked only one place down from NUS, NTU overtook NUS in 2018 to now be Singapore’s highest-ranked university in both the QS World University Rankings® and the QS Asia University Rankings, ranked 11th in the world and first in Asia. NTU is highly regarded for its engineering courses, and in the QS World University Rankings by Subject it’s in the global top five for the broad subject area of engineering & technology, and is also ranked for civil engineering. In recent developments, NTU enrolled the first batch of students at its new Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in the summer of 2013, as part of a collaborative venture with the UK’s Imperial College London
Singapore’s global superstar, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is currently ranked 15th in the QS World University Rankings, and second in the QS Asia University Rankings 2018. Within the QS World University Rankings by Subject, NUS displays a breadth of high performance which can be rivalled by very few universities in the world. The school is now ranked seventh in the world for the engineering and technology broad subject area, and eighth for chemical engineering. It’s also within the top 10 for social sciences & management.
Offering a more specialized range of subjects, Singapore Management University is another of Singapore’s best known institutions, ranking among the world’s leading providers of education in the fields of accounting and finance, computer science, economics, law and statistics. Ranked 441-450 in the World University Rankings and 71st in Asia, the university also places within the global top 100 for accounting and finance and business and management in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.
IDP Australia has announced a partnership with Edu-Action deliver International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The main examination venue in Tashkent is conveniently located at Metro Oybek, 2nd Floor of the Angel’s Cafe. Partnering with Edu-Action marks IDP Australia’s entry in Uzbekistan for IELTS testing.
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