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JCU Singapore vs SIM vs PSB Academy

University Overview

James Cook University Singapore

James Cook University Singapore campus established in 2003 and is fully owned by James Cook University Australia. Students who graduate from JCU Singapore will get the same global recognition as graduated from JCU Australia.

In 2015, JCU Singapore is the 1st institution received the Singapore Education Trust Certification Star Rating (Edu Trust Star), and obtain it again in 2019. This is the highest certification offered in this area.

JCU Singapore became the only private institution in Singapore to be recognized with “University status” in 2016, this allows the JCU Singapore campus to call itself a university.

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Official Website: jcu.edu.sg

Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)

The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) was founded in 1964 by the Economic Development Board. As a private educational institution in Singapore, SIM provides offers a diverse range of education pathways and professional training.

The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) is a repute private education and lifelong learning institution in Singapore. It offers a diverse range of education pathways and professional training and is well known for its quality for their programmes.

SIM Global Education offers vary tertiary education programmes. More than 80 academic programmes are running here, from its diploma to the Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree programmes awarded by world reputable universities from Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States.

PSB Academy

PSB Academy was a division of Singapore’s National Productivity Board (NPB), It was formalised in 1988, corporatized in 2001 and privatised in 2006.

In 2010, PSB Academy was the first beach of private education instructions to receive the Singapore Education Trust 4-Year award, and obtain it again in 2014 and 2018.

In 2017, the PSB Academy was recognised by APAC Insider as the Education Institution of the Year, while also winning the SBR National Business Awards in the education category two years running in 2017 and 2018 as a result of its outstanding work in Singapore.


Edutrust Certificate

The EduTrust Certification Scheme (EduTrust) is a quality assurance scheme administered by Council of Private Education for Private EIs in Singapore. It aims to distinguish private schools that are able to consistently maintain a high standard of quality in the overall provision of education services and make continual improvements that lead to positive student outcomes.

The EduTrust Certification Scheme (EduTrust) is a quality assurance scheme administered by CPE for Private Education Institute (PEIs) in Singapore. More information can be found at this website

There are three types of levels.

  • EduTrust Star: This is the highest award and it is for PEIs with commendable level of performance
  • EduTrust: This certification for PEIs with excellent level of performance
  • EduTrust Provisional: This award is for PEI who have attained a minimum level of performance in key areas of administration and provision of educational services
Institution NameEduTrust Level
JCU SingaporeEduTrust Star Certification
SIMEduTrust Certification
PSB AcademyEduTrust Certification

Ranking Comparison

James Cook University Ranking
QS 2021THE 2021ARWU 2019
SIM Partner University Ranking
Name of Partner UniversitiesQS 2021THE 2021ARWU 2019
La Trobe University398201-250301-400
RMIT University223301-350301-400
The University of Sydney405180
University of Wollongong196201-250201-300
Grenoble Ecole de ManagementN.AN.AN.A
The University of Manchester275133
The University of Warwick6277101-150
University of Birmingham87107101-150
University of LondonN.AN.AN.A
University of Stirling485301-350901-1000
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York346251-300301-400
PSB Academy University Ranking
Name of Partner UniversityQS 2021THE 2021ARWU 2019
Coventry University541-550601-800N.A
Edinburgh Napier University801-1000601-800N.A
Edith Cowan University651-700401-500701-800
La Trobe University398201-250301-400
Massey University272601-800601-700
University Of Newcastle, Australia197251-300410-500
University of Nottingham99158101-150
University of Canberra456184601-700
University of Wollongong196201-250201-300

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