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Management Development Institute Singapore (MDIS)

The Partner

Founded in 1956, the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning.  MDIS has a history of providing training and educational services to the community.

MDIS offers accredited courses in Business and Management, Engineering, Fashion Design, Information Technology, Health and Life Sciences, Mass Communications, Psychology and Travel, and Tourism and Hospitality Management. Designed to provide individuals with opportunities to develop professionally, these programmes are offered since 1986 in collaboration with highly acclaimed universities in Australia, France, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

In September 2008, MDIS set up its first overseas campus in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan in Central Asia, to offer world-class tertiary education to students from the Central Asia region.

Northumbria University programmes are delivered at the S$35 million MDIS Singapore Campus at Stirling Road which occupies a three-hectare site and boasts over 70 well-equipped classrooms, multiple lecture theatres and Science and Technology laboratories.


The Partnership

The partnership between MDIS and Northumbria University commenced in 2010. This originally began with the BSc (Hons) Biotechnology programme. The multi-cultural city-state of Singapore is Asia’s fastest-growing bio-cluster, presenting opportunities for students aspiring to develop a career in sciences.

The specialist area offers students the opportunity to develop subject-based expertise and skills, through consideration of practices adopted in this field globally, ensuring the programme is relevant to an international community of students. Graduates will be well positioned to support the industry in its efforts to accelerate the drug discovery process with next-generation technologies, while focusing on key diseases such as cancer, metabolic diseases, neurological diseases, infectious diseases and eye diseases.


The Programmes

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences has four current franchises which are: 


MDIS has a strong commitment to high quality standards of education. The achievement of the EduTrust Certification awarded by the Council for Private Education in 2010 was a milestone for MDIS as it attests to the institute’s exemplary education and business excellence standards. MDIS is also amongst the first Private Education Institutions (PEIs) to be registered under the Enhanced Registration Framework.

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