Singapore, 1 October 2020 (Thursday) – Singapore Management University (SMU) welcomed Mr Nadiem Makarim, Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, as the keynote speaker at its Industry Leaders Dialogue today.
Organised by SMU, the SMU International Advisory Council in Indonesia and the SMU Alumni Chapter in Indonesia, the theme of this year’s Dialogue was ‘The Future of Higher Education in a Post-Covid-19 Era’.
Minister Makarim engaged in a dialogue with SMU President Professor Lily Kong and shared his vision and plans for higher education in Indonesia. He also spoke about how he would see the pandemic reshaping education in Indonesia and took questions from the audience in a lively Q&A session moderated by Professor Kong.
Minister Makarim said, “Close collaboration between the private sector and the government is necessary to drive innovation, grow our economies, and create sustainability in a world of constant change. This collaboration cannot be limited by national boundaries but must extend across borders, such as the collaboration taking place between Singapore and Indonesia. SMU plays an important role in fostering growth and innovation in our societies. The signing of MOUs today will not only give opportunities for Indonesians to access world-class education but also be a benchmark for other local universities to collaborate with global institutions.”
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