05 July 2018
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung has said that university ranking measure institutions against the same one-size-fits-all criteria, and that we need a more variegated approach.
His view is shared by the International Academic Advisory Panel which recently held a meeting in Singapore.
The panel, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, meets every two to three years to advise the Education Ministry and Singapore’s universities on education trends.
The consensus is that we should pay less attention to global rankings, and instead find ways to assess universities based on their main missions.
Mr Ong added that Singapore’s efforts in moving towards experiential learning, such as internships and overseas exposure, is the right way forward.