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University Restructuring in Singapore: Amazing or a Maze?

University Restructuring in Singapore: Amazing or a Maze? The Singapore government has put forward a comprehensive restructuring program of university education since the 1990s. Public universities in Singapore are going to be developed as world-class universities through a series of university education policies and reforms. This article reviews major developments of university education policies and reforms in Singapore since the mid-1990s and examines critically the impact of the restructuring policies and reforms on the university system in Singapore. It is argued that universities in Singapore can enjoy a higher degree of institutional autonomy within a more stringent framework of public accountability. The university restructuring policy is not only aimed at transforming Singapore as a regional education hub, but also developing public universities in the island-state as world-class higher education institutions. Singapore's universities have to cope with many unprecedented changes and challenges amidst the restructuring process. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Policy Futures in Education SAGE

University Restructuring in Singapore: Amazing or a Maze?

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SAGE
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© 2008 SAGE Publications
eISSN
1478-2103
DOI
10.2304/pfie.2008.6.5.569
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Abstract

The Singapore government has put forward a comprehensive restructuring program of university education since the 1990s. Public universities in Singapore are going to be developed as world-class universities through a series of university education policies and reforms. This article reviews major developments of university education policies and reforms in Singapore since the mid-1990s and examines critically the impact of the restructuring policies and reforms on the university system in Singapore. It is argued that universities in Singapore can enjoy a higher degree of institutional autonomy within a more stringent framework of public accountability. The university restructuring policy is not only aimed at transforming Singapore as a regional education hub, but also developing public universities in the island-state as world-class higher education institutions. Singapore's universities have to cope with many unprecedented changes and challenges amidst the restructuring process.

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Policy Futures in EducationSAGE

Published: Oct 1, 2008

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