Singapore’s “Global Schoolhouse” Aspirations

  • Jason Tan
Keywords: Singapore, higher education, global schoolhouse, international education


Singapore’s Trade and Industry Ministry announced an ambitious ‘global schoolhouse’ vision in 2002. This vision, which was clearly economically-driven in nature, involved Singapore capturing a share of the lucrative international education market by attracting 150,000 international full-fee paying students by the year 2015. Fourteen years down the road, it appears that the target is nowhere near attainment. 

Author Biography

Jason Tan
Jason Tan is associate professor, policy & leadership studies, National Institute of Education, Singapore.
How to Cite
Tan, J. (2016). Singapore’s “Global Schoolhouse” Aspirations. International Higher Education, (87), 9-10.
Branch Campuses and Transnational Education