Following a strategic alliance with SIT, University of Glasgow Singapore (UGS) was launched in 2011 with two degree programmes, around 100 students, and three staff based at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore. It was the first subsidiary outwith Scotland in the University’s 560-year history.
Seven years on, the University currently delivers in partnership with SIT an exciting portfolio of five UofG BEng/BSc (Honours) degree programmes in Mechanical, Aerospace and Computing Science disciplines, and two BEng/BSc (Honours) joint degree programmes in Nursing and Civil Engineering.
SIT is Singapore’s university of applied learning and aims to be a leader in innovative university education by integrating learning, industry and community. Granted autonomous university status in 2014, SIT became Singapore’s fifth official university.
The new collaboration agreement will merge all previous collaboration agreements with SIT in order to deliver five joint undergraduate degree programmes, as below, leading to a jointly awarded degree from academic year 2019/20 onwards:
- BEng (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering
- BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering
- BSc (Hons) in Computing Science
- BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering
- BSc (Hons) in Nursing
Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli said: “It gives me the greatest of pleasure to sign an agreement which will ensure deeper collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Technology. This event marks an important milestone in the development of the University of Glasgow’s long-standing partnership with SIT. Despite the geographical distance between our two institutions, I feel we have developed a very close relationship through our fruitful and successful partnership. It is always a pleasure to welcome SIT colleagues to Glasgow and whenever any of us visit SIT the warmth of the welcome we receive there makes it a ‘home from home’.”