The fund will be made available to all researchers in institutes of higher learning on a competitive basis, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat says.
SINGAPORE: A S$10 million Tertiary Education Research Fund will be set up for research on innovative teaching and learning in Singapore’s polytechnics, Institutes of Technical Education (ITE) and universities.
Education Minister Heng Swee Keat announced this on Thursday (Dec 4) as he launched a conference on higher learning at Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
He said funds will be available on a competitive basis to all researchers in institutes of higher learning, and the scheme aims to encourage these institutes to innovate and undertake rigorous research.
With the new fund, Mr Heng said MOE will be promoting innovation and research on teaching and learning across all levels of education – from pre-primary to tertiary. Currently, MOE funds research targeted at the primary and secondary school levels.
The minister said that funds will be available on a competitive basis to all researchers in institutes of higher learning. More details on the fund will be released by the first half of 2015.