Singapore was ranked as one of QS’s top three “Best Student Cities” in 2013 for a multitude of reasons. Of course, there’s its extraordinary reputation as an epicenter for higher education, research, and innovation thanks to a combination of government imperatives, top-ranked universities, a collaborative spirit, and a magnificent quality of life.
Because of Singapore’s renowned superiority in the field of education, employers increasingly seek out its grads — both in Asia and across the globe. Both NUS and Nanyang Technological University score higher in the QS World University Rankings, due in no small part to their ability to attract top students and faculty from all over the world. The city’s commitment to educational imperatives makes it one of the world’s most desirable spots for students — not only because of the education they receive while there but also because of the many doors opened by a Singaporean degree.
Your future is already bright, but a Singaporean education offers an even greater gleam. While the entire continent of Asia is heralded as a rising star in the world of international higher education, Singapore is outpacing the rest in establishing itself as a force to be reckoned with thanks to dogged government initiatives focused on the importance of educational innovation — not only in terms of acquiring superpower status but also specifically –and uniquely — as it pertains to the country’s own economy. Grads of Singaporean higher educational institutions are primed and ready to conquer the ever-evolving global economy as well as their own local one thanks to a shared vision, explicitly defined outcomes as well as strategies for their achievement. Read more about why Asia is the future of International Higher Education
Aside from the fact that Singapore is a diverse, beautiful, and vibrant place to live, it also excels in terms of safety. Strict laws and correspondingly low crime rates mean that city street and public transportation methods are exceptionally secure for wanderers. In fact, TripAdvisor recently awarded Singapore the #2 spot on its list of the World’s Safest Cities, behind only Tokyo.
Diversity isn’t just accepted in Singapore, it is abundantly welcomed. A large percentage of ex-pats offer a comfortable environment for newcomers and the town — and even the taxi drivers — is celebrated for its friendliness to strangers. The melding of so many unique cultures offers a unique worldview for residents and visiting scholars alike.