Students of Singapore University of Technology and Design now have more opportunities to experience what student life is like in a different country.
In collaboration with 41 institutions from over 14 countries, the Singapore University of Technology and Design is now more capable to offer top quality opportunities to its students. These opportunities range from customized leadership courses, exclusive studios, entrepreneurship, research, and internships among others.
These partnerships have increased the number of semester exchange opportunities overseas by 125%!
‘We are delighted to begin a deep collaboration with our colleagues at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. We share a lot of similarities in how we incorporate design, science and technology into cross‐disciplinary research and education. We look forward to offering our students and faculty unique opportunities with one of the top rising global academic communities in Singapore,’ said Ilkka Niemelä, President of Aalto University.
Building networks and connections
The Singapore University of Technology and Design has been building overseas opportunities for some time. The latest additions to these overseas opportunities include the deepening of SUTD’s strategic partnership with Aalto University and Slush Academy which are both located in Helsinki, Finland.
Aalto University is a multidisciplinary community of bold thinkers. It is also a place where science and art meet technology and business.
Slush Academy, on the other hand, was originally founded to change the attitudes towards entrepreneurship by helping the local entrepreneurs thrive and pass their knowledge to the next generation of founders. For its first program, Slush Academy will enroll a group of 20-30 students and applications will open in the spring of 2019.
“There is no better way to learn the skills required for building a high growth company than working in one. This, coupled with hands‐on experience with the most high‐quality academic education from top institutes in the world, should lead to a highly potential group of future founders solving the most pressing challenges of our era,” said Slush CEO Andreas Saari.
A research‐intensive university, SUTD is distinguished by its unique East and West academic programmes which incorporate elements of innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and local and international industry collaborations. SUTD’s key focus areas are Healthcare, Cities, and Aviation, supported by capabilities in Artificial Intelligence/Data Science and Digital Manufacturing. Multiple post‐graduate opportunities are available. In addition, skill‐based professional education and training courses are also available at SUTD Academy.