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Temasek Polytechnic

UNEVOC Centre (Training provider) since 2019

Established in April 1990, Temasek Polytechnic (TP) is a significant contributor to the field of para-professional education in Singapore. Situated in the east of the island, the campus sits on a 30-hectare plot of land fronting the scenic Bedok Reservoir.

TP currently offers 37 full-time diploma courses in the areas of applied sciences, business, design, engineering, humanities & social sciences, and informatics & IT to around 15,000 students. We also offer over 30 part-time courses, up to the Advanced Diploma level. Our diploma courses are recognised by more than 200 universities, both local and overseas, for the purposes of advanced standing towards degree studies.

Our students undergo a learning system that is holistic, equipping them with life skills and relevant knowledge that can keep them in good stead as they join the workforce. Since 1997, TP has been a champion of the Problem-based Learning approach which promotes independent study, self-reflection and creative thinking - qualities that will give our graduates a distinct advantage over others in an ever-changing economic landscape.

For our commitment to world-class education, we have received the People Developer Standard, the Singapore Quality Class, ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 certifications, the Public Service Excellence Award and the Singapore Family Friendly Employer Award.


To prepare school-leavers and working adults for a future of dynamic change, with relevant knowledge, life-long skills, character, and a thirst for continuous improvement.


To be a world-class institution in the global education network, reputed for our programmes, applied research, managerial excellence and innovative corporate culture.


  • Spirit of Excellence and Innovation
  • Flexible Academic System for Lifelong Employability
  • Partnership and Collaboration
  • Staff and Capability Development

Regular tasks

Provision of Technical and Vocational education in Pre-employment and Continuing education training (PET, CET)

Focus and interest

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Temasek Polytechnic (TP)
21 Tampines Avenue 1
529757 Singapore


local time now: ~23:43 ±1 hour daylight saving time

Head of UNEVOC Centre
Teo Sze Cheng
International Relations

UNEVOC Coordinator
Katherina Tan
Senior Manager
International Relations

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30 October 2020
Global Community Day 2020
2020 will be remembered as the year that changed the lives of a generation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made us realise how fragile and vulnerable our centuries of shared values, global connections and cultural heritage can be. With many borders closing, physical or mental, we must continue to find ways to maintain, build and revitalize our global ties.

In the light of these challenges, Global Community Day (GCD2020) continues to enable learning and interactions to develop a deeper appreciation of our shared history and heritage by means of virtual talks, tours and workshops.

Even as we celebrate Temasek Polytechnic's 30th Anniversary, albeit in more sombre tones this year, we are reminded by its ethos of CARE that has shaped and will shape our efforts in inculcating global mindedness and stewardship in our students.

GCD2020 is the second of a two-part thematic series, A Cultural Tableau: Our Southeast Asian Experience. In 2019, we explored the first three layers of culture – the Indigenous, the Indian and the Middle Eastern influences - gradually transforming the region to the multi-nuanced Southeast Asian culture that we know today. This year, through glimpses of language, food, performing arts and built heritage in Singapore, we seek to bring the last two layers – the European and Chinese influences - to the table, and aim to provide the larger narrative of an interconnected global community.

Come join the recipients of Singapore's inaugural Intangible Cultural Heritage Award and a host of cultural experts as they enthrall you with fascinating stories and insights into our shared history and heritage, and have a fabulous time!

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