“For 35 years we’ve been studying how companies get value from information. We try to help organizations take a more holistic view of what they are trying to do.”

Jeanne W. Ross
Director and Principal Research Scientist, Center for Information Systems Research

Singapore

Nanyang Technological Institute

In 1990, MIT Sloan and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore signed a five-year agreement to establish collaborative activities in management education and research. MIT Sloan helped NTU further develop its management program by working with faculty at NTU.  NTU faculty enrolled in MIT Sloan programs, and the two schools held joint conferences and symposia. MIT Sloan assisted NTU to establish its business school and a twelve-month Nanyang Fellows Program that offered immersion in Asian business practices and exposure to the West.

While the formal MIT Sloan-NTU agreement has expired, the relationship endures. In April 2012, NTU sent executives to MIT Sloan for a custom program focused on sustainability.

An exciting outgrowth of the MIT Sloan-NTU collaboration is the Singapore-MIT Alliance, a collaboration among MIT, NTU, and the National University of Singapore that promotes innovative engineering and life science education and research at a global level. 

“The faculty-host is amazing: I get all the guidance and they introduce me to experts in the field”

- Liu Xia, IFF Tsinghua University, Fall '13