Singapore varsities on right track, says global panel

The Li Ka Shing Building on NUS Bukit Timah campus. An international panel agreed that universities here are on the right track in introducing more experiential learning.
The Li Ka Shing Building on NUS Bukit Timah campus. An international panel agreed that universities here are on the right track in introducing more experiential learning.PHOTO: ST FILE

Global rankings of universities do not paint the full picture of how well the institutions are doing, so be wary of placing too much weight on them, according to an international panel which comes together every few years to advise Singapore on education trends.

The panel, with experts from the likes of Cambridge University, agreed that universities here are on the right track in introducing more experiential learning such as internships and overseas exposure. At the same time, more can be done to help adults embrace lifelong learning.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 30, 2018, with the headline 'S'pore varsities on right track, says global panel'. Print Edition | Subscribe