More than 70 per cent of SUTD's students to have the chance to go abroad

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) campus in Changi.
The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) campus in Changi. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - By next year (2017), nearly three-quarters of Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) students will have the chance to go abroad on exchange and summer programmes, as well as company internships.

The university announced on Tuesday (Feb 23) that it is increasing the number of global opportunities for students from May this year by 40 per cent, with new partnerships with nine universities and organisations.

These include the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, Stanford University in the United States and the European Innovation Academy in France or Italy. Some of these programmes will focus on engineering design and entrepreneurship.

These are in addition to SUTD's current exchange stints with its partners, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Zhejiang University.

With these new tie-ups, more than 300 SUTD students will get to go abroad every year, up from about 200 currently.

Some programmes will be sponsored by SUTD while others will be co-funded by the university and students, or paid for by students.