Campus will be linked to creative industry cluster

The Singapore Institute of Technology centralized campus in Punggol (artist's impression above).
The Singapore Institute of Technology centralized campus in Punggol (artist's impression above).PHOTO: SIT / FACEBOOK

The Singapore Institute of Technology's (SIT's) centralised campus in Punggol (artist's impression above) will be integrated with the surrounding community and creative industry cluster, which will be built there by developer JTC Corporation.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong did not reveal when the campus will be ready, but said it will be linked by bridges to the companies housed under the creative industry cluster across the road.

Students can go from classroom to workplace and apply what they learn, while companies can take their problems to SIT professors and students. SIT, which took in just over 2,000 students this year, will raise its yearly intake to 3,500 by 2020.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority said on its website that the area surrounding SIT's campus and the creative industry cluster will include green links to the waterfront, as well as public spaces for people to enjoy.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 24, 2015, with the headline 'Campus will be linked to creative industry cluster'. Print Edition | Subscribe