Union Minister for Education and Development of Skills & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan has said Singaporean and Indian universities can work together on artificial intelligence, fintech, sustainability and climate action to seize global opportunities and for the good of both countries.
Speaking at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on Tuesday – the country’s second oldest and second largest university – the minister stressed that the 21st century is going to be India’s century. “World-class universities such as NTU and Indian universities need to work together and deepen their engagement to create new models that inspire the 21st century,” he said. Pradhan also met Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and stressed on taking the multifaceted bilateral cooperation in skills development and education to greater heights. “India and Singapore have strong historical, cultural and civilizational ties.
Our friendship is rooted in reciprocity, mutual trust and respect. Scaling up knowledge, skills and frontier partnerships will add new dimensions to our long-standing friendship,” he said. Pradhan later attended the Institute of Technical Education Singapore, a post-secondary institution. in Maritime Southeast Asia – has only six local autonomous universities, most of which are above their size and weight.
The oldest, National University of Singapore (NUS), for example, was ranked 11th best in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2023 and 19th by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023. Similarly, the NTU was ranked ranked 19th by the QS World University Rankings 2023 and 36th by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023. In addition, some of the top international universities have set up campuses in Singapore, including INSEAD, ESSEC Business School, King’s College London, University of Nottingham and SP Jain School of Global Management.
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