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Engineering Education and its Impact on Sustainable Economic Development in Singapore

Singapore, an island city with a land area of only 640 km2 and with a present population approaching 3M, achieved independence only in 1965. The need to ensure sustainable development resulted in a nationwide programme for industrialisation. However, the lack of natural resources and the shortage of cheap labour, which became critical in the 1980s, inevitably culminated in the country’s approach towards high-tech, high value-added industries. E.P. Tan

Author(s): Tan, E P

Keywords: tertiary education;singapore;economic development;history;engineering;universities;training