Not only will an improved curriculum bode well for Singapore as a centre for education in the East, but it will also increase the Republic’s pull factor as a major talent hub in the region.
Singapore (PRWEB) April 16, 2013
Two Singapore universities are among the best universities in Asia, according to the inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2013 published by Thomson Reuters.
Analysis by Singapore company registration consultancy AsiaBiz Services underscores the remarkable quality of Singapore’s tertiary institutions, as well as the city-state’s strong education ethos in general.
Per the report, the National University of Singapore (NUS) emerged as the second best university in Asia, second only to Japan’s University of Tokyo. Meanwhile, the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) also made it to Asia’s top 100 in 11th place.
Both Singapore-based universities earned high marks across a range of performance indicators spanning 5 major categories, namely: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
Congruently, a study released by the Ministry of Education (MOE) revealed that graduates of Singapore’s major universities enjoyed high employability upon graduation. A total of 91% of 9,668 fresh graduates from NUS, NTU, and the Singapore Management University (SMU) were employed within half a year upon graduation.
Entitled Graduate Employment Survey (GES), the study further revealed that 85.6% of these graduates secured permanent, full-time employment. Moreover, these new graduates earned competitive salaries, averaging S$3,260 per month.
Commenting further, Mr. James Nuben, Head of Taxation at AsiaBiz Services, said, “Singapore has always been recognized globally for the quality of its academic programmes. The Asia University Rankings are further affirmation of this fact. Evidently, Singapore is fertile ground for the pursuit of higher learning.”
“Needless to say, quality education produces quality graduates who eventually join the workforce, thus enhancing the quality of talent that Singapore-incorporated firms can tap. Amid efforts to reduce our foreign worker intake, it is particularly important to develop our homegrown professionals, managers, and executives (PMEs), so that they have better access to high value jobs on one hand, and make significant contributions to the economy on the other,” he added.
“In the long run, we hope that more Singapore universities use NUS and NTU as benchmarks to explore opportunities for further growth. Not only will an improved curriculum bode well for Singapore as a centre for education in the East, but it will also increase the Republic’s pull factor as a major talent hub in the region,” he said in conclusion.
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