Addressing the opening ceremony on 6 Sep, NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye highlighted the immense potential for the post-pandemic world.
“In addition to industry-relevant knowledge, it is important that we understand the economic and social landscape of the ASEAN region around us, the nuances in cultures, and perspectives of our peers from the region. In our increasingly interconnected world, no country can truly flourish on its own. Building networks and developing an awareness and deeper understanding of our cross-cultural similarities and differences will serve to prepare us well for the future,” he said.
Attended by all participants and coordinators from participating ASEAN partner universities, the ceremony also saw Temasek Foundation International’s Chief Executive, Mr Benedict Cheong and Ms Kuik as speakers.