NIE is among the world’s top education institutes, renowned for its excellence in teacher education and educational research. Founded in 1950, NIE has played a key and pivotal role in shaping and developing Singapore’s teaching workforce.
With the vision to be an institute of distinction that leads the future of education in a dynamic milieu, NIE prepares teachers with the requisite values, skills and knowledge to meet the evolving demands of present and future learners.
The National Institute of Education (NIE) has its early roots as the pioneering Teachers’ Training College (TTC) founded in 1950. In 1973, the Institute of Education (IE) was formed from the old TTC; it was established as an autonomous institute of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 1991. Today, NIE is among the world’s top education institutes, renowned for its excellence in teacher education and educational research and nested within the world’s top young university aged 50 years and below.
NIE leverages on a deep multilateral partnership with the University, local schools and the Singapore Ministry of Education to provide evidence-informed, practice-focused and values-based programmes and initiatives for teaching professionals and school leaders. The close partnership among NIE, MOE and the Singapore schools forms the cornerstone of Singapore’s top-performing education system.
NIE has played a key and pivotal role in shaping and developing Singapore’s teaching workforce. In a dynamic education milieu, NIE prepares teachers with the requisite values, skills and knowledge to meet the demands of 21st Century learners and classrooms. The NTU-NIE Teaching Scholars Programme is one of the latest additions to the suite of premier scholars programmes at NTU. It is aimed at preparing tomorrow’s leaders of education with the passion and aspiration to inspire, nurture and lead our next generation of students. The programme offers a unique opportunity for both personal and international development as well as interdisciplinary exposure through seminars, conference presentations, leadership programmes, research mentorships, internships and overseas attachments that help to broaden students’ perspectives and to develop the holistic reflective practitioner.
Besides undergraduate education, NIE has built a strong reputation for evidence-informed higher degree, executive leadership, professional development (in-service) programmes and courses that aim to develop teachers and educators to become thought leaders, disciplinary experts and skilful researchers who can bring about critical enhancements in their area of work. In short, NIE inspires and supports lifelong learning by inculcating a joy of learning in our students and preparing teachers and educators to manage future learning environments through continuous professional development and education research.
NIE is ranked among top institutions for research impact and excellence in the field of Education. Our research philosophy is focused on enhancing school practices and programmes, informing policy formation and, ultimately, improving student learning outcomes. Our vibrant research culture has seen us ranked consistently among the top in the bibliometric indicators of publications in Education and in the QS World University Rankings for the subject area of Education.
Our international reputation as a thought leader in the field of education and pedagogy has allowed us to build and extend strategic alliances with other renowned institutions in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Our strategic partners include Teachers College, Columbia University (USA); Cambridge University (UK); University of Hong Kong; Education University of Hong Kong; and College of Education, Seoul National University (South Korea), as well as all members in the alliance of top education institutes in the world, (the International Network of Educational Institutions (INEI). NIE is also the current Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Teacher Education Network. (AsTEN).
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