There is strong competition posed to the dynamic private education sector in Singapore by the country's prestigious public universities, and new rules on high school admissions also means that more operators are jostling for market share in one of Asia's education hotspots. All this means a repositioning of offer in Singapore, as Tom Spurling reports.
Singapore, a hub for international branch campuses, has released a string of rules for private education providers including mandatory participation in a graduate employment survey and obtaining a four-year quality assurance certificate.
Changes to methodology have led to some unexpected changes in this year's QS World University Rankings, with two of the fastest risers, Singapore’s universities, entering the top 15 for the first time. Nevertheless, MIT has scooped the top spot for a fourth year.
Transnational student enrolments do not dent more “traditional” international student flows, according to think tank OBHE. A report it commissioned has found that UK exports of transnational education (TNE) to top host countries has not affected international students headed to institutions in the UK. The survey assesses market activity in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and China.
Paris is the top city in the world for students for the second year running, followed by London and Singapore, according to the QS Best Student Cities index. The team behind the QS World University Rankings has compiled the index based on the cities' university rankings, student mix, quality of living and affordability.