Chennai: India, particularly Tamilnadu, has huge opportunity to collaborate with Singapore in the field of higher education, said Prof Tan Eng Chye, president, National University of Singapore (NUS), while delivering his keynote address at a session on ‘Higher Education in Singapore’ organised by the NUS, The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Chennai recently.
Prof Tan said higher education institutions must continue to innovate in order to help prepare the future generation of students to thrive, create new opportunity and contribute to society.
Quality, transformative education, influential research supported by innovation has made NUS a leading global university in higher education, he added.
An interactive session with Prof Tan, chaired by IIT Madras Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi, was part of the session. Various queries pertaining to the session theme and engagement of NUS with Indian institutes were discussed.
Prof Tan mentioned the close collaboration of NUS with IIT Madras and expressed his desire to work with more universities in India.
ISAS chairman Gopinath Pillai and The Sanmar Group vice-chairman, N Kumar, spoke.