New education minister Lawrence Wong dampens hope of a fifth public university in Singapore:

University World News, 2 Jan 2012 Singapore's plans to establish a fifth public university may be in doubt after Minister of State for Education, Lawrence Wong, said during an end of year speech that places could instead be expanded at Singapore's existing four high-quality public research-intensive institutions. Lawrence Wong said in a speech on 26 December: "We haven't decided whether the expansion should be done through a new institution or through the expansion of an existing institution so that's something we will deliberate [on]."

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