Webster University Partners with PSB Academy to Offer U.S. Degrees in Singapore
April 14, 2021
Webster University, founded in 1915 in the United States, and PSB Academy, one of Singapore's leading private education institutions, have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore opportunities to collaborate. As part of the MOU, Webster University and PSB Academy intend to develop and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Singapore, subject to approval by the relevant regulatory and accrediting agencies.
Webster University has more than a 100-year history with international education, starting with hosting international students from Europe within a few years of its opening and later establishing one of the first international faculty exchange programs in the United States. With its first campus outside the United States opening in 1978, today Webster has locations in Austria, China, Ghana, Greece, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Thailand, and Uzbekistan, as well as exchange agreements with more than two dozen other institutions around the world. Singapore will offer students and faculty numerous opportunities to learn in one of the most multicultural nations and dynamic economies in the world.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Webster University to bring our programs to students in a market where demand is high, in an internationally recognized epicenter of business, culture and trade,” said Webster University President Julian Z. Schuster. “Expanding our global network to Singapore will also open new avenues for collaboration and exchange among Webster students, faculty, and partners around the world.”
“Singapore is considered one of the most culturally diverse nations in Asia, where multiculturalism is protected in its constitution. This partnership will further enhance Webster’s reputation as an institution that offers a broad perspective on and experience with international issues,” said Ryan Guffey, director of Webster Thailand. “The country’s reputation for international investment and trade means that there will be many diverse global internship opportunities available to Webster students in Singapore and throughout the region.”
This is an exciting opportunity to bring Webster programs to students in a market where demand is high, in an international epicenter of business, culture and trade
Established in 1964, PSB Academy focuses on what really matters: performance in the New Economy. The Academy is recognised as a leading private education institution in Singapore, which provides quality education to shape and nurture future-ready graduates with the necessary skills and tools to stay relevant in a digitally-driven economy. Today, the Academy hosts over 12,000 students from 50 nationalities. It also has a strong network of industry partners to prepare its students for the workforce.
“At PSB Academy, we are committed to offering our student community transnational education opportunities, and thus are excited to work with Webster University, who share the same values of delivering quality education in the rapidly expanding region,” said PSB Academy CEO Derrick Chang. "We hope that our students with Webster University will be able to reap the benefits of both Western and Asian perspectives in their education, including student exchange opportunities at the University’s other locations, and become well-rounded professionals in the global workforce."
Singapore is a city-state with a population of approximately six million people. While geographically small, it has an impressive impact on the world economy. Listed as one of the most modern countries in the world, it boasts the second-highest gross domestic product per population in the world. The country is also considered a major influencer in trade in the region, in part due to its location. Located just south of Malaysia and near Indonesia, it is bordered by the South China Sea and within easy travel distance of Southeast Asia, China, India and Australia.
English is the most prominent language spoken, followed by Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. With a parliamentarian republic, Singapore reports some of the world's longest life expectancies, fastest internet connection speeds and lowest infant mortality rates in the world. Its education system is also ranked by numerous international organizations as the best in all of Asia.