The reputed Study Singapore Educational Consultancy has appreciated the latest visions for Singapore from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who had a speech at the official opening of the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) at Somapah Road.
Mr Lee conveyed that it has become more challenging to attract students and passionate graduates to study and work in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) sectors, even as the country’s education system has placed strong emphasis in these beneficial subjects. It was mainly due to industry trends, which have sent passionate people looking for global jobs in fields respectively as real estate, finance, law, and medicine. Even the generational changes, too, have played a part.
The passionate students who have grown up in a more developed economy take science and technology more for granted, and pursue global interests in other beneficial areas, conveyed by Mr Lee. But Singapore would require strong STEM capabilities as it moves ahead into the next 50 years, he included.
The features like building greener homes, connecting cogent waterways and parks, expanding their public transport networks, introducing on complex projects like the High Speed Rail link between Jurong East and Kuala Lumpur, all these specially need persuasive skills in engineering, technology, and design, conveyed by Mr Lee. Eventually it means that there would be no lack of jobs, or challenges, for SUTD’s graduates.
According to Study Singapore Educational Consultancy the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is Singapore’s fourth and overwhelmingly focuses on engineering, technology and design. It was professionally set up in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and took their first batch of students in the year of 2012.
This reputed university operated in an interim campus in Dover Road then but moved to their present location near Upper Changi Road earlier this year. The varsity is now considered to be in their first phase of development, and takes up 15.8 hectares. It would eventually expand to be approximately 23 hectares.