Resilience and growth: a university's response for future-proofing graduates and careers

Miriam Jacqueline Green, Erik Johan Hertzman, McRhon Banderlipe

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Abstract

Powering a learning society requires new and innovative ways to adapt to the changing development narratives of a country. For a country like Singapore, whose trajectory has evolved from manufacturing into becoming a global knowledge economy, investments in education to produce a resilient and future-ready workforce necessitate rethinking the ways universities operate and contribute to society. This chapter highlights the different approaches of the National University of Singapore (NUS), the country’s premier institution of higher learning, to respond to the challenge of promoting a learning society. NUS promotes interdisciplinary education, has undertaken robust lifelong learning initiatives, and focuses on translating academic research into real-world applications and solutions. This chapter also investigates the extent through which universities can collaborate with various stakeholders; and questions the future of such collaborations in a world characterized by disruption, rapid economic shifts, and changing learning demands and patterns.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPowering a Learning Society During an Age of Disruption
EditorsSungsup Ra, Shanti Jagannathan, Rupert MacLean
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Chapter7
Pages89-104
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9789811609831
ISBN (Print)9789811609824
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2021

Publication series

NameEducation in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
PublisherSpringer
Volume58

Keywords

  • National University of Singapore
  • NUS
  • lifelong learning
  • experiential learning
  • interdisciplinary
  • internship
  • CET
  • PET
  • crisis
  • future-proofing graduates
  • COVID-19
  • Industry 4.0
  • learning society

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