Building Singapore’s University Education System in a Globalized World

GK Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership, Human Resources, Missions & Responsibilities

The research universities represented by the Glion Colloquium have been responsible for many of the greatest discoveries and intellectual breakthroughs in history. I am proud to lead one of these universities. For the last 800 years in Cambridge, new discoveries have been forged to transform the way we live and understand our world. Yesterday’s discoveries here — gravity, evolution, DNA …

Building Singapore’s University Education System in a Globalized World

GK Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources, Governance and leadership, Missions & Responsibilities

Singapore is a small young nation with a relatively short history, becoming independent only in 1965.  Over the last 42 years, Singapore has moved from third world to first world and built a modern economy  with a per-capita income second in Asia only to that of Japan. This paper will chart the role that  education particularly university education has played …