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Country’s official name : Populations : Nationality : National day : Map of Singapore

Singapore The Republic of Singapore 5.31 million people (Department of Statistic, Ministry of Manpower, Singapore, June 2012) Chinese (76.8%), Malay (13.9%), Indian (7.9%), Others (1.4%) (CIA World Factbook) The 9th of August

Background Mae Fah Luang University has very limited academic activities with Singaporean higher education institutions. Mostly, it is taken place in forms of exchange of visit. 1. November 2012, MFU ASEAN Youth Ambassadors delegation visited universities and courtesy called on the Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Marut Jitpatima 2. December 2012, a group of students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic visited MFU. They were briefed about public health system in Thailand, nurse student practice sessions in the local hospital in Chiang Rai, etc. Weather 1-3 May, 2013


National University of Singapore (NUS) National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading global university in Asia. NUS is ranked 17th amongst the world’s top 50 universities in the Times Higher Education Supplement in 2005. It is well known for its research intensity in engineering, life science and biomedicine, social science and natural science. NUS’ transformative education includes programmes such as student exchange, entrepreneurial internships at NUS Overseas Colleges, and double degree and joint degree programmes with some of the world’s top universities, offering students opportunities and challenges to realize their potential (see attachments). NUS is also actively involved in international academic and research networks such as the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU). National University Of Singapore (NUS) established in August 8, 1980 by merger of the university of Singapore and Nanyang University. This was done due to the government's desire to pool the two institutions' resources into a single, stronger entity, and promote English as Singapore's only main language. Its 16 faculties and schools across three campuses are located in Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram. In 1996, the university launched the spin-off companies under the umbrella of NUS Technology Holdings Ltd (NUSH) for conducting commercial research results and inventions. In addition, there are several institutes for supporting education such as The NUS Bioprocessing Technology Centre (BTC), and the NUS Enterprise Centre in Silicon Valley (NECSV). Faculties and Schools Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Computing, Dentistry, Design and Environment, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Public Health, University Scholars Program, and YaleNUS College Graduate Schools Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and DukeNUS Graduate Medical School Singapore NUS Teaching Centres Centre for Development of Teaching & Learning, Centre for English Language Communication, and Institute of Systems Science Talking points 1. 2. 3. 4.

Meeting with Mr. Alvin Tey, Deputy Director of International Relations Office Introducing Mae Fah Luang University and its study programmes. Seek possible academic collaboration with NUS. Learn about the management systems in support of the academic and research development at NUS. 5. Learn about Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning.


Mr Alvin Tey is the Deputy Director of the International Relations Office (IRO) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). In his role in NUS-IRO, he is responsible for ensuring the effective administration of IRO. This includes areas such as strategic planning, finance, knowledge management, human resource, process improvement and crisis/emergency management. In his professional career, Mr Tey was previously a Deputy Director in the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) of Singapore, responsible for corporate planning and business strategy for NTUC’s social enterprises. He was also a Senior Manager of strategic planning in the Singapore Management University (SMU), and a Manager leading a consulting team in KPMG Business Advisory Singapore. Mr Tey started his career in the Singapore public service with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), where he held roles in international relations and port/shipping regulation. He obtained his Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Government and Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, on a Singapore Government overseas scholarship.

Nanyang Technological University Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is a research-intensive university, one of the two largest public universities in Singapore with the biggest campus in Singapore. NTU established in 1991, ranked 47th by QS World University Rankings in 2012. In October 2012, NTU entered the Times Higher Education World University Rankings' top 100 list, in at 86th position. Research is carried out within and across the colleges and institutes, including more than 70 research centres, and often through strategic partnership programmes. This sustained inter-disciplinary effort has resulted in many scientific breakthroughs and headlining technologies. NTU provides e-learning services via edveNTUre, which is based on BlackBoard technology, provides the framework and eco-system for learning and teaching. NTU has also initiated many double and joint degree programmes with leading universities in the world please see attachment. Schools and programmes Bachelor of Arts (Education) (BA[Ed]) (full-time) • Bachelor of Science (Education) (BSc[Ed]) (full-time) • Bachelor of Education (B Ed) (part-time) College of Engineering • School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (SCBE) • School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) • School of Computer Engineering (SCE) • School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) • School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) • School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) School of Humanities and Social Sciences • Division of Chinese • Division of Economics • Division of English • Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies • Division of Psychology • Division of Sociology Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine College of Science •

Nanyang Business School • Bachelor of Accountancy • Bachelor of Business • Double Degree in Accountancy and Business • Double Degree in Business and Computing School of Art, Design & Media • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art, Design and Media Tracks • Digital Animation • Digital Filmmaking • Photography and Digital Imaging • Interactive Media • Product Design • Visual Communication the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) • Bachelor of Communication Studies Tracks • Journalism • Broadcast & Cinema Studies • Advertising • Public Relations • Communication Policy & Research • Inter-Disciplinary National Institute of Education 1

Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry • Chemistry & Biological Chemistry • Biological Sciences • Biological Sciences with Business minor • Biological Sciences with Psychology minor • Division of Mathematical Sciences Talking points

Mathematical Sciences • Mathematical Sciences with minor in Finance • Mathematics and Economics (Combined Degree) • Division of Physic and Applied physics • Physic and Applied physics • Physic with Mathematical Science major

1. 2. 3. 4.

Courtesy call to Prof Er. Meng Hwa, Vice President of International Affaris. Introducing Mae Fah Luang University and its study programmes. Seek possible academic collaboration with Nanyang Technological University. Learn about the management systems in support of the academic and research development at NTU. 5. Learn about the initiation and operation of the duo/double degree programmes with leading institutions.


Curriculum Vitae of Professor ER Meng Hwa

Professor Er Meng Hwa currently holds the positions of Vice-President (International Affairs) and Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). After completing a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) degree with first class honours from National University of Singapore in 1981, he went on to pursue PhD studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering under a University of Newcastle's postgraduate research scholarship in 1982. His research thesis was entitled Optimum Antenna Array Processors with Linear and Quadratic Constraints and he graduated in 1986. One of his key results was patented by the University of Newcastle and the Commonwealth Government of Australia. He joined the Nanyang Technological Institute, the predecessor of NTU, in 1985 as a lecturer and has risen to hold several key management and leadership positions at the University. He was founding Director of the Centre for Signal Processing from 1995 to 1997, Dean of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from 1996 to 2005, Dean of College of Engineering from 2001 to 2004, Deputy President 2 from 1998 to 2006, Acting Provost from 2006 to 2007, Associate Provost and Acting Dean (Graduate Studies) from 2007 to 2008 and Senior Associate Provost from 2008 to 2011. Professor Er’s career has been underpinned by a very strong research track record. His research interests include array signal processing, satellite communications, computer vision and optimization techniques. He has secured and completed a total of 24 research projects with a cumulative grant of about $21 million. He has published over 250 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and holds five patents. In addition, he has been involved in editing technical journals and had been Chairs of several international conferences including the 15th World Conference on Cooperative Education (WACE) which was held in Singapore in June 2007. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore, Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA, a registered Professional Engineer in Singapore and a ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer. He serves as: a Member of the Board of Governor of S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and a Council Member of National Institute of Education; a

Member of the Board of Directors on several Singaporean companies including ST Electronics Ltd, ST Electronics (Satellite Systems) Pte Ltd and Singapore Sports School and Chairman of NIE Internationals Pte Ltd. Professor Er Meng Hwa’s achievements have been recognised by the award of several major prizes and honours – the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) Prestigious Engineering Award in 2001; a Public Administration Medal (Silver) and Public Administration Medal (Gold) by the President of the Republic of Singapore in 1998 and 2006 respectively; and National Serviceman of the Year Award by 1PDF COMD in 1999. He is the first Singaporean and the first academic in Asia to be conferred an Honorary Fellowship by the London-based Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) in 2005 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to engineering research, education and public service. More recently, he has been conferred an Honorary Fellowship by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisation (AFEO) in December 2006 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to engineering profession in Singapore and the region, elected as a Fellow by the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology in 2009 and a Fellow of Academy of Engineering, Singapore in 2012. He has been invited to serve in the Executive Committee, Global E3 based in USA.

DIRECTIONS TO NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY Address: NTU Administration Building, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 Nearest highway: Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), exit at Pioneer Road North OR Jalan Bahar.

NTU Admin Building

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Final briefing Singapore, NUS and NTU

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