Emerging education hubs: The case of Singapore

Sidhu, Ravinder, Ho, K.-C. and Yeoh, Brenda (2011) Emerging education hubs: The case of Singapore. Higher Education, 61 1: 23-40. doi:10.1007/s10734-010-9323-9

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Author Sidhu, Ravinder
Ho, K.-C.
Yeoh, Brenda
Title Emerging education hubs: The case of Singapore
Journal name Higher Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0018-1560
Publication date 2011-01-12
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10734-010-9323-9
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 61
Issue 1
Start page 23
End page 40
Total pages 18
Editor Grant Harman
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Language eng
Subject C1
Abstract In anticipation of a globalising post-Fordist political economy, countries and universities are increasingly pursuing strategic transnational education and research alliances. This article analyses the Global Schoolhouse, a key education policy platform that aims to transform Singapore into a knowledge and innovation hub by establishing networks and collaborations with foreign universities. Two Global Schoolhouse initiatives are examined—the alliance between Singapore and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and the institutional restructuring aimed at re-modelling the National University of Singapore into a ‘leading global university centred in Asia’. We outline some of the complexities and unanticipated outcomes which emerge when nations and their education institutions seek to globalise.
Keyword Globalisation
Knowledge economy
Entrepreneurial university
Higher education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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