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Case Title:

Exit of Foreign Universities: Can Singapore Still be the Education Hub?

Publication Year : 2008

Authors: Priti Krishnan Shahnaaz, Rasheeda Shums & K. Ramanathan

Industry: Education


Case Code: GBE0067

Teaching Note: Available

Structured Assignment: Available

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In 2006-2007, Singapore had seen three reputed foreign universities exiting their ventures from its place. Singapore, an island state, termed as a ‘benevolent dictator’ has shown miracles in transforming its underdeveloped economy status in the mid-1970s, to a developed economy within a span of two and a half decades. Its manufacturing strength has been role setting and beyond excellence. The economy that was a predominantly manufacturing-driven diverted its focus towards knowledge-allied sectors by the mid-1990s. However, to its dismay the backbone of knowledge – educational institutions seem to have an inherent drawback. Despite a strong primary and tertiary educational system, Singapore’s wand is failing to prove its magic over the foreign higher educational institutions.

Pedagogical Objectives:

    The case is structured to let the students analyse
  • The critical success factors of nations as educational hubs
  • A government’s role in promoting its nation as an educational hub
  • The factors of students’ attraction towards educational destinations.

Keywords : Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, Goh Chok Tong, Lee Hsien Loong, Foreign Universities, Economic Development Board, Thinking Schools, Government and Business Environment Case Study, Global School house, International Enterprise, Boston of East

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