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Singapore Institute of Technology unveils first look at new Punggol campus

Singapore Institute of Technology unveils first look at new Punggol campus.

SINGAPORE: Construction work will begin on Singapore Institute of Technology’s (SIT) centralised campus in the Punggol Digital District after a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday (Sep 10) officiated by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Estimated to cost more than S$1 billion, the new 91,000 sq m campus is expected to be completed by 2023 and can accommodate up to 12,000 students. There are currently about 8,000 students across SIT’s campuses.

It will be the first autonomous university to have its campus in the north-eastern region of Singapore.

Speaking at the ceremony on Tuesday, Mr Lee said SIT will become a big part of the Punggol community. Being at the heart of the Punggol Digital District will strengthen SIT’s “close nexus” with the tech industry, he added.

"We hope to support an ecosystem for digital and tech companies here, to trial new concepts to work, study and live, before scaling them up nationally. By being co-located here, SIT faculty and students collaborate with industry professionals on projects and test-bedding opportunities," the Prime Minister said.

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/sit-new-campus-punggol-digital-district-11889874

Adapted from CNA 10 September 2019