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Old 05-19-2009, 05:04 PM   #11
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Default Singapore's fifth university to partner MIT

The New University-Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Partnership

8Singapore’s New University, which will open its doors to students in 2011, will have the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as its partner.

9The New University will be focused mainly on the disciplines of science, engineering, information systems and architecture. A core team of experienced professors from MIT will play the lead role in developing the curriculum using design to integrate all these disciplines and in the teaching undergraduate students. MIT will also kick-start the New University’s research capability by developing relevant research programmes through their top-class faculty. Students of the New University will benefit from being taught by and interacting with experienced MIT faculty members.

10The New University aims to be a high-quality research-intensive university. At steady state, it will have an undergraduate population of about 4,000 students and a significant number of postgraduate students. It will serve as a new engine of knowledge creation and talent attraction that will help boost Singapore’s economic vibrancy.

11MIT is renowned internationally for its excellent, rigorous undergraduate education and world-class research, as well as its spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. This would be one of MIT’s most substantive collaborations on undergraduate education to date, and MOE welcomes their involvement in creating a vibrant and world-class university here. Singapore hopes that this partnership will lay the foundation to nurture world-class scientists and entrepreneurs and develop innovations and new products.

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Old 05-19-2009, 06:34 PM   #12
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anyone knows who is the china university partner?
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:27 PM   #13
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The New University-Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Partnership

8Singapore’s New University, which will open its doors to students in 2011, will have the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as its partner.

9The New University will be focused mainly on the disciplines of science, engineering, information systems and architecture. A core team of experienced professors from MIT will play the lead role in developing the curriculum using design to integrate all these disciplines and in the teaching undergraduate students. MIT will also kick-start the New University’s research capability by developing relevant research programmes through their top-class faculty. Students of the New University will benefit from being taught by and interacting with experienced MIT faculty members.

10The New University aims to be a high-quality research-intensive university. At steady state, it will have an undergraduate population of about 4,000 students and a significant number of postgraduate students. It will serve as a new engine of knowledge creation and talent attraction that will help boost Singapore’s economic vibrancy.

11MIT is renowned internationally for its excellent, rigorous undergraduate education and world-class research, as well as its spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. This would be one of MIT’s most substantive collaborations on undergraduate education to date, and MOE welcomes their involvement in creating a vibrant and world-class university here. Singapore hopes that this partnership will lay the foundation to nurture world-class scientists and entrepreneurs and develop innovations and new products.

http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/press/20...nce-in-the.php
Hmm, looks like the government envisions the new university to be an elite school - a Caltech or an MIT - that will cater to the top science students who currently end up going overseas.
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:37 AM   #14
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Default A brilliant move!

In the 2008 THES-QS World University Rankings*, NUS is ranked 30th on par with University of California, Los Angeles and NTU is ranked 77th.

If you take a look at the score breakdown, you will realise that both are not doing well in their faculty student ratio. Faculty student ratio is a quantitative indication of whether there is sufficient staff. It carries a substantial weighting of 20% in the tabulation of the final score.

The proportion of each cohort of local students entering local universities has increased over the years^. Setting up 2 more local universities will help to produce more graduates to meet the needs of the industries, and at the same time, reduce the student-teacher ratio in the existing institutions.

A brilliant move indeed! Move up the rankings of NUS and NTU~

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*2008 THES-QS World University Rankings
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.u...=243&pubCode=1

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Old 05-28-2009, 11:52 AM   #15
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Hmm, looks like the government envisions the new university to be an elite school - a Caltech or an MIT - that will cater to the top science students who currently end up going overseas.
government envisions the new university to be ... a Caltech or an MIT


Don't expect that nonsense from you
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In the 2008 THES-QS World University Rankings*, NUS is ranked 30th on par with University of California, Los Angeles and NTU is ranked 77th.
NUS is NO WHERE near UCLA!

NUS is not even close to UCSB in terms of research! Stop deluding yourself Roxy!
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government envisions the new university to be ... a Caltech or an MIT


Don't expect that nonsense from you
I'm saying that the goal of the university is to be a small-sized elite research university, as compared to a large multifarious university like NUS, or a business-oriented university like SMU, not that it will immediately achieve the status of MIT.

Please distinguish the subtlety between the two.
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University ranking is inherently problematic. For example, UC Berkeley is very lax when it comes to undergrad admission, but its research firepower is absolute world-class. Many European universities have very intense undergrad curriculum (above and beyond American ones) simply because European students go to European universities, and Europeans are not inferior in IQ to Americans (in fact, above), but many of them go onto American universities for PhD.

The system in Europe has to change. For a continuent with a larger population than America and a higher average IQ of 102 (vs 98), it has everything to compete with U.S., except for the sick system.
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I'm saying that the goal of the university is to be a small-sized elite research university, as compared to a large multifarious university like NUS, or a business-oriented university like SMU, not that it will immediately achieve the status of MIT.

Please distinguish the subtlety between the two.
I'm just reading off what you have said quote "government envisions the new university to be ... a Caltech or an MIT"

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Hmm, looks like the government envisions the new university to be an elite school - a Caltech or an MIT - that will cater to the top science students who currently end up going overseas.
Nor is it true that "the top science students who currently end up going overseas" will stay put at this New University instead of Caltech or MIT.

A literal rephrasing of your statement reads: Hmm, looks like the government envisions the new Singapore Management University to be an elite school - a Wharton or Chicago GSB - that will cater to the top business students who currently end up going overseas.
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en⋅vi⋅sion
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–verb (used with object)
to picture mentally, esp. some future event or events: to envision a bright future.
Please do not misconstrue the meaning of this word. I clearly and unambiguously declared that "to be an elite school" was the goal (i.e. imagined future) of the new university. How is this untrue? Whether or not the university succeeds is a separate matter which I will not discuss.

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A literal rephrasing of your statement reads: Hmm, looks like the government envisions the new Singapore Management University to be an elite school - a Wharton or Chicago GSB - that will cater to the top business students who currently end up going overseas.
Do you understand what literal rephrasing means? You are drawing an ANALOGY and a false analogy at that, thereby commiting a straw man fallacy by modifying my argument. Unlike Wharton, SMU was not intended to be a top business school, but to cater to those across the spectrum of academic achievement who want to pursue a career in business.
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