The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore's oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning.
MDIS provides well-accredited courses, seminars and management services and opportunities for individuals to develop professionally through academic programmes in Business and Management, Engineering, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Mass Communications, Psychology and Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management. They are offered in collaboration with highly acclaimed universities in Australia, France, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Its current student enrolment is approximately 13,000, out of which about 5,000 are international students from 69 different countries. MDIS set up it first overseas campus in Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, built in 2008 at a cost of US$20 million. In the capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, MDIS has set up remarkable campus stretching to 3.8 hectares with channel nearby. Beautiful scenery combined with full wi-fi enabled campus house student accommodation, sports complex with swimming pool, gym, tennis court, football pitch, basketball court, volleyball court.
At MDIS Tashkent, student from Uzbekistan as well as Korea, China, Singapore, Malaysia, India study for degree from highly ranked universities like University of Wales and Southern Cross University.
It was announced on 28 June 2010 that MDIS would be setting up an S$130 million overseas 30-acre (120,000 m2) campus in Iskandar Malaysia which is expected to start work at the end of 2011. The campus is Malaysia is expected to be five times as big as the MDIS Campus in Singapore.