The 11th International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education (ISATE) provides a platform for educators from higher education institutions to share their knowledge and experiences in practice-based engineering and technology education. Through the Symposium, stakeholders can benefit from sharing innovative teaching methodologies and practices used in schools.


ISATE started in 2007 as an international academic exchange between ten institutions under the National Institute of Technology or NIT (known as Kosen in Japan) in the Kyushu and Okinawa districts of Japan, and three polytechnics in Singapore. Its aim was to enhance the quality of engineering education in each participating institution.

In 2010, all the other institutions of NIT Japan joined the symposium followed by two more polytechnics from Singapore in 2011. In 2013, Nagaoka University of Technology and Toyohashi University of Technology also joined the symposium, helping to expand the scope of ISATE to its present state. This year 2017, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education officially joined to become part of the ISATE Organisers.

The theme for ISATE 2017 is "Practice-oriented Education in the 21st Century: Shaping Competencies for the Future".

Hosts of ISATE

  • ISATE 2007 – Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
  • ISATE 2008 – National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College, Japan
  • ISATE 2009 – Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore
  • ISATE 2010 – National Institute of Technology, Kagoshima College, Japan
  • ISATE 2011 – Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
  • ISATE 2012 – National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College, Japan
  • ISATE 2013 – National Institute of Technology, Nara College, Japan
  • ISATE 2014 – Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
  • ISATE 2015 – National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College, Japan
  • ISATE 2016 – National Institute of Technology, Sendai College, Japan




tuesday, September 19, 2017

  • 10:00 AM

    OC & TPC Meeting

  • 11:00 AM

    OC & TPC Lunch

  • 12:30PM


    @NPCC Foyer
  • 1:30 PM


    @NPCC Level 2
  • 2:00 PM

    Campus Tour

    @ Route 1
    @ Route 2
    @ Route 3
  • 5:30 PM

    Welcome Reception


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

FRIDAY, September 22, 2017

About Singapore

Located in Southeast Asia, Singapore has a land area of about 710 square kilometres. Although small in size, Singapore commands an enormous presence in the world with her free trade economy and highly efficient workforce.

Singapore's population stands at about five million people, with English as the main language of instruction. Living in harmony are four major races – the Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian – with each offering a different perspective of life in Singapore in terms of culture, religion, food and language.