SUTD still a draw after ending MIT partnership; student intake up 5%

This year's intake up 5%; students attracted by varsity's broad-based approach, good employment outcomes

Singapore University of Technology and Design president Chong Tow Chong said 76 per cent of freshmen this year chose to join SUTD despite having multiple university offers.
Singapore University of Technology and Design president Chong Tow Chong said 76 per cent of freshmen this year chose to join SUTD despite having multiple university offers.ST FILE PHOTO

Despite ending its undergraduate degree collaboration with the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) has not suffered a drop in the number of applications.

The university, which ended its education agreement with MIT last year, received just over 3,000 applications this year and took in 458 students, 5 per cent more than the 437 students it took in last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 23, 2018, with the headline 'SUTD still a draw after ending MIT partnership'. Subscribe