Post Conference Activities

The list of post conference activities held on 16 Oct 2015 is found below. Registration will be based on first come first served as each visit is able to accommodate up to a certain number of participants only. Shuttle services will be provided to these visits. More information on the pick-up time and location will be provided on a later date.

To select your choice visit(s), please login to your OECD-Singapore Conference on Higher Education Futures account – ‘Post Conference Activities’ tab.

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) Visit

Time: 10.00 am – 12.30 pm
Maximum No. of Participants: 50

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) offers industry-focused degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy. As a new university, SIT offers its own applied degree programmes with a unique pedagogy that integrates work and study. It also offers specialised degree programmes with overseas university partners at its newly-opened SIT@Poly buildings.

SIT will host a visit to one of its five buildings co-located with the Polytechnics, SIT@Singapore Polytechnic (SIT@SP) building. The new SIT@SP building hosts three of SIT’s overseas university partners, namely: Technical University of Munich (TUM), University of Glasgow (UOG) and DigiPen Institute of Technology (DigiPen).

The SIT@SP building features industry-standard classrooms, studio facilities, along with recording and animation studios for game development. It also boasts new laboratory facilities such as a wind tunnel laboratory for use by students reading SIT’s own Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering degree programme. The visit will include demonstrations of different applied pedagogies such as blended learning and project-based learning.

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Visit

Time: 1.30 pm – 4.00 pm
Maximum No. of Participants: 100

The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is a research-intensive public university, with 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It has a new medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London. NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes and various leading research centres.  

NTU will be hosting a visit to its new learning hub, which houses 56 smart classrooms that will take higher education in Singapore to new heights. Each classroom comes complete with flexible clustered seating for small group discussions, multiple LCD screens, and wireless communication tools. They also support the “flipped classroom” pedagogy that NTU has introduced, in which knowledge transfer from teacher to students takes place before class through various online materials which students can access in their own time. The visit will include a demonstration of “Team-Based Learning” as well.  

In addition to these classrooms, the learning hub also houses a Library Outpost offering rich and diverse resources that students can access, and a Communication Cube in which students can access designated coaches who provide one-on-one personal advice and coaching in communication.