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Raffles Turns 25!

Celebrating 25 Years of Success By Design

The 25th Anniversary logo encapsulates the vision of Raffles as a premier private education group and our relentless dedication in grooming the next generation of successful creators and leaders.

Like the illuminating glow of aurora borealis that shimmers across the boundless sky, the combination of three visually bold colours evokes a strong sense of unity between Raffles Management, Students and Creative Practitioners.

The energetic shade of green symbolises the steady progression and solid footing of Raffles globally; the adrenaline rush of magentawith lively orange signifies our students’ self-confidence and positive outlook about their future through Raffles; the warm blue with a tint of purple represents the enthusiasm and wisdom of our international faculty in empowering students to strive towards self-actualisation.

The inspiring tagline ‘Success By Design’ echoes our firmly rooted belief that experience is the key to maximising one’s fulfillment in life and success is nothing but a journey that takes on a well-designed roadmap, great foresight and an innate desire to succeed.

Milestones
Milestones

Milestones

  • 1990

    April
    Established Raffles Singapore
  • 1992

    March
    Established Raffles Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 1996

    October
    Established Raffles Beijing, China
  • 2001

    August
    Established Raffles Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2004

    July
    Established Raffles Australia

    Established Raffles Mumbai, India
  • 2007

    March
    Established a joint cooperative education project with Tianjin University of Commerce Boustead College in Tianjin, China

    June
    Acquired Zhongfa College in Shanghai, China
  • 2008

    March
    Acquired Oriental University City Development Co., Ltd in Langfang, Hebei, China

    Acquired Wanbo Education Management Co., Ltd in Hefei, China
  • 2009

    February
    Established Raffles Jakarta, Indonesia

    April
    Established Raffles Bangalore, India
  • 2010

    January
    Established Raffles Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Established Raffles Chennai and Hyderabad, India

    March
    Established Raffles Colombo, Sri Lanka

    September
    Established Raffles Manila, Philippines
  • 2012

    January
    Established Raffles Surabaya, Indonesia

    June
    Established Raffles Academy of Continuing Education, Singapore
  • 2013

    January
    Groundbreaking ceremony of Raffles American School in Iskandar, Malaysia

    April
    RafflesEducationCorp’s headquarters and Raffles College of Higher Education Singapore moved into Raffles Education Square, its first wholly-owned permanent home after 23 years

    July
    Established Raffles Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Raffles Medan, Indonesia
  • 2014

    August
    RCDC acquired its own campus building at 1-3 Fitzwilliam Street in Parramatta, NSW, Australia

    November
    Completion of state-of-the-art permanent campus for Raffles Bangkok at Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2015

    January
    Established Raffles Siviez, Switzerland
Milestones
Milestones

Raffles Wins

  • Oustanding Contribution To Fashion Education Award

    Asian Couture Federation 2014
    Widely recognised as one of the most respected personalities across Fashion Education, Mr Giuseppe (Joe) Spinelli, Principal of Raffles College of Higher Education was awarded for his remarkable contributions towards the field, with the Asian Couture Federation award for outstanding contirbution to Fashion Education in Singapore.
  • International Star Award For Quality (Gold Category)

    International Star Award Geneva 2014
    Conferred by Business Initiative Directions in Geneva, Raffles was recognised for its commendable performance and commitment to Quality, Leadership, Technology and Innovation.
  • Brand Of The Year 2015 National Award

    World Branding Award 2015
    Conferred by the World Branding Awards in Paris, Raffles was recognised as one of the very top brands which are household names globally, among both the public and the industry alike other notable winners include Cartier, Gucci, Hermes, Prada, IKEA and Nike.
  • Best Company For Leadership In Private Education In Asia Pacific

    IAIR Corporate Award 2015
    Conferred by the IAIR Awards in Hong Kong, Raffles was among the top 50 companies to be recognised for its leadership in strategic fields across sectors such as Corporate, Property Sustainability and Finance in the Asia Pacific and worldwide
  • Raffles Fashion Designer
    Laurensia SALIM

    The EcoChic Design Award 2014/2015 Special Prize
    Art of Fashion Competition 2015
    Scholarship Paris Winter Masterclass Award
  • Raffles Graphic Designer
    Samuel YONG Zheng Hao

    PUB Water Colour Contest
    National Winner
  • Raffles Multimedia Designer
    Yesika Natali CHANDRA

    PUB Water Colour Contest
    First Runner Up
  • Raffles Interior Designers
    Ivana Rosalita LIANTO, Benedicta Mira PRATAMA, Fiona Giovanni FELISIANA & Ferdy CHENG Budha Gautama

    SPADE Awards 2015 Competition
    Bronze Award
  • Raffles Jewellery Designer
    YANG Mingyu

    Taiwan International Metal
    Craft Competition 2015
    Finalist
  • Raffles Product Designer
    TENG Xiang Yu Alexzandra

    Ikea Singapore Young Designer
    Award 2015
    Finalist
  • Raffles Fashion Designer
    Veronica LEE

    The Redress Forum 2015: Ford Design
    Challenge
    Grand Winner
  • Raffles Fashion Designer
    Emerentia Wardoyo ONG

    Frankfurt Style Award 2015
    Ecological Green Award
    First Runner Up
  • Raffles Interior Designers
    LOW Tee Haw, TAN Qi Wen, Ardie TAPOLA, CHIEW Kah Hing, Shindy WIJAYA & Janice CHRISTINE

    SPADE Awards 2015 Competition
    Gold Award
  • Raffles Graphic Designer
    Tubagus Rofi Almansyuri

    Safety Starts With Me Competition 2015
    Silver Award
  • Raffles Fashion Designer
    Jolanda CHOO Ying Ning

    Giuliacarla Cecchi Award (Florence)
    First Runner Up
    Raffles Fashion Designer
  • Raffles Graphic Designers
    Sophia LENDA, Ruth & Le Nguyen Minh Chi

    Safety Starts With Me Competition 2015 Bronze Award
  • Raffles Graphic Designer
    Dharmakeerthi Herath Mudiyanselage Samal Bandara

    River Film Festival 2015
    Official Selection
    Graduation Animation
    “Schizophrenia”
  • Raffles Fashion Designer
    Juliana NG

    The EcoChic Design Award 2015
    Semi-Finalist
  • Raffles Fashion Designer
    Emerentia ONG

    Com-Pleat in Style 2015
    First Runner Up
  • Raffles Fashion Designers
    GUO Jiajia, Stevana ONGKA & ZHANG Fan

    Frankfurt Style Award 2015
    Blue Revolution Category
    Finalist
  • Raffles Graphic Designer
    Trieu Hoang Anh Le Aria

    Singapore Design Award 2015
    Student Category
  • Raffles Jewellery Designer
    Alicia Pricillia GENESIUS

    Singapore Jewellery Design
    Award 2015
    Finalist
  • Raffles Fashion Designers
    Rebecca Clairine CHRISTANTO & TAN Mei Feng

    Frankfurt Style Award 2015
    Ecological Green Award
    Finalists
  • Raffles Graphic Designer
    Maria Kristina LIM

    SJ50 Logo Mark Competition
    Finalist
Raffles News
Raffles News

Raffles News

  • Beyond Asia: Raffles Switzerland

    In an exciting development for students across all our 30 campuses, Raffles Education has recently set up Raffles Switzerland to facilitate unique out-of-classroom learning opportunities in Europe, on the back of the acquisition of the Hotel Nendaz 4 Vallees and Spa in Nendaz, Switzerland. To introduce the exciting exchange programmes available, Mr ONG Kai How, Director, Educational Tourism, and Mr Fabien PRODUIT, College Director, Raffles Switzerland visited several colleges across the group.

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Principal's Message

by Giuseppe (Joe) Spinelli

  • As Principal of Raffles College of Higher Education, I am especially privileged to present our graduating cohort and their achievements. This year marks a special milestone in the history of our college as it is our silver jubilee – the celebration of the 25th anniversary. It is always interesting to look back at some point in our history and reflect on our past achievements and successes. With the passage of time we sometimes forget our accomplishments and the students whose lives we have helped shape.

    Another year has passed and here I am again behind my computer composing a special message for this new cohort of Raffles graduates. With each group, it is always different and it takes a special quote that is unique to each and every one of them. It takes several days and the perusal of many books before the perfect quote comes to light, one which I hope will inspire them and their future.
  • Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person that you are.

    Kurt Cobain

    1990
  • I have spent a great deal of time at Raffles College of Higher Education, and over this period of time I have had the fortune to work with some truly inspiring people, among them all the staff who are some of the most dedicated people I have ever known, and of course the students who over a period of 25 years have studied, graduated, and gone on to become designers and entrepreneurs.

    There are some of us who will never forget a face or a name, and somehow or other we always remember the shared times. Some of us have also had the pleasure to work professionally on special projects or collaborations with our alumni, bringing them back over the years to share their lives and experiences with our current students.

    It is amazing how some of them have become inspirations for the graduates that will leave us this year and move on to establish their own careers and future after this evening. I can only imagine that in a few years’ time, they as well may touch our lives again and return with their own success stories to share.
  • With the passage of time, with 25 years of Success by Design, I would like to say to all of our graduates tonight that even though you will no longer be physically with the school, I hope that there will always be a part of the school that you take with you, that a few years down the road, our paths will cross again, by simply meeting fellow alumni or remembering that special lecturer who inspired in you the ability to make your dreams reality.

    As this new certainty settles into the mind of each graduate tonight, it is again that familiar ritual that occurs every year, where the graduating cohort leaves Raffles College of Higher Education to begin to live the life and career that our dedicated staff has prepared them for, over their many years of study. We look forward to our graduating students keeping the tradition and passion alive. On behalf of the staff of Raffles College of Higher Education, I wish them much success in their future endeavours.