Singapore Management University (SMU), a premier university in Asia which is internationally recognised for its world-class research and distinguished teaching, has launched its International Advisory Council in China to establish, strengthen and deepen SMU's collaboration and engagement with the government, academic and business communities in the country.
The SMU International Advisory Council seeks to collaborate with and involve friends of SMU and its alumni to reach out to corporates and grow the friends of the SMU community in overseas countries. The Council will provide platforms for active engagements between SMU's overseas alumni, international students and the local business community and academia.
In conjunction with the launch, SMU also hosted the SMU Industry Leaders Dialogue in China to discuss how organisations are responding to rapid changes and capturing the opportunities that Industrial Revolution 4.0 bring to the economies and industries.
About 120 businesses, government and academic leaders from China, SMU senior management and SMU alumni in China were present at the event which was held at Island Shangri-La Hong Kong. Among the dignitaries present were Foo Teow Lee, consul-general of Singapore in Hong Kong who gave the welcome address, and SMU president, Professor Arnoud De Meyer, who delivered the keynote address.