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Title: Internationalizing Higher Education in Singapore: Government Policies and the NUS Experience
Authors: Daquila, T.C. 
Keywords: government policies and rationale
internationalization of higher education
internationalization of the curriculum
national university of Singapore
university responses
Issue Date: Nov-2013
Citation: Daquila, T.C. (2013-11). Internationalizing Higher Education in Singapore: Government Policies and the NUS Experience. Journal of Studies in International Education 17 (5) : 629-647. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The internationalization of higher education has become an important policy and research agenda. At the national level, different countries have responded differently with some countries becoming more open than others. At the local level, universities have also reacted differently with some becoming more liberal and innovative than others. Thus, this paper aims, first, to examine the rationale and policies of the Singapore government in internationalizing its higher education, and, second, to determine the corresponding institutional responses of Singapore educational institutions particularly at the university level. The findings show that government policies have been designed, implemented, reviewed, and adjusted to promote student values and attributes, including intercultural awareness and engagement, competitive edge, and global citizenship, through an internationalized curriculum; to meet the country's manpower and population requirements; and to promote Singapore as an international hub for education. Singapore universities, in particular the National University of Singapore (NUS), have implemented their programs and activities to promote internationalization at home and abroad. Singapore will continue to internationalize its higher education as national borders become more open and as universities become more competitive and innovative. © 2013 Nuffic.
Source Title: Journal of Studies in International Education
ISSN: 10283153
DOI: 10.1177/1028315313499232
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