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Global aspirations and local talent: the development of creative higher education in Singapore
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-19, 06:11 authored by Comunian, R, Can Seng OoiCan Seng Ooi
This paper explores higher education development and policy shifts in Singapore over the last decade, within a landscape of an increasingly globalised creative economy and international cultural policy transfer. Using qualitative interviews with key players in policy and higher education institutions, the paper aims to explain the push and pull factors behind investment in creative higher education. It considers the emerging dynamics and diverse patterns, embedded in a society where higher education interactions with economic development have a long history and pragmatic rationale. While still in the early days of these investments, the paper argues that there are some global policy lessons to be learnt from the case of Singapore and the role that higher education can play in developing a creative economy, while striving to overcome issues of over-supply and innate vulnerability of creative careers.
Publication titleThe International Journal of Cultural Policy
Department/SchoolSchool of Social Sciences
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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