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NTU sets up new $30-million centre for research on tertiary education

Published on May 14, 2014 1:47 PM

Nanyang Technological University is setting up a new $30-million centre for research on learning practices in Singapore's tertiary education sector.

The Centre for Research and Development in Learning, or Cradle for short, will seek to develop new ways of learning and assessing students, especially in an increasingly technologically-rich environment.

In a statement released on Wednesday by the university, provost Freddy Boey said: "For the last two decades, the National Institute of Education at NTU has been leading Singapore's research in learning at the primary and secondary school levels. Through Cradle, NTU will move into research on higher education learning."

Cradle aims to start with about 10 projects, including research on e-learning at the university level. The centre will work with top universities like Stanford University in the United States.

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