The recent South Asian Diaspora Convention, organised by our Institute of South Asian Studies, brought together business leaders, politicians, policy makers and academics to exchange ideas and build collaborative networks. Delivering the keynote address at the event was Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mr Ranil Wickremesinghe.
In her acceptance speech delivered at the main ceremony of NUS Commencement 2016, Madam Halimah Yacob highlighted the importance of giving back to society and encouraged young graduates to embrace difficult circumstances and to view them as opportunities.
A group of students from NUS Business School had established a foundation that builds schools in the poorest regions of China. The Inspiring Sunshine Foundation’s goal is to build 101 schools by its tenth year and to educate and equip these children – to help them break out of the poverty cycle.
The recent “Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition: Everyone Contributes” exhibition, organised by NUS Design & Environment, featured 18 design proposals contributed by participating student teams from 10 universities around the world.