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UOL-SIM Regional Centre officially opens, expanding outreach to strategic partners

17 Apr 2018

A centre dedicated to strengthening collaborations with key partners to raise the profile of University of London (UOL) programmes in Singapore and the Southeast Asian region was officially opened on 5 April 2018.

Based at the Singapore Institute of Management Headquarters, the UOL - SIM Regional Centre has, since its inception a year ago, focussed intensively on outreach to its stakeholders.

“Underpinning this important initiative is our mutual resolve to ensure sustainability and provision of our UOL programmes both in Singapore and other ASEAN countries and to consolidate and share our network of key stakeholders and influencers. Twelve months down the road, I’m happy to say that we have already achieved a great deal,” said Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Vice-Chancellor, UOL, at the official opening.

Also speaking at the event, Dr Lee Kwok Cheong, Chief Executive Officer, SIM Holdings, highlighted the strong demand for education and training in Singapore.

“Our great partnership will bring education opportunities to many more people and I look forward to leverage this partnership to make a difference to people and the community in this region,” he said.

Under the aegis of the Centre, two postgraduate scholarships were launched last year that would enable SIM graduates to enrol in Master’s programmes at any UOL member institutions.

The Centre will continue to engage its stakeholders in Singapore and the region, and develop new programmes in SIM.

The UOL-SIM Regional Centre was officially opened by Professor Sir Adrian Smith (2nd from left) and Mr Tan Soo Jin, Chairman, SIM Holdings Board of Directors (2nd from right). With them were Dr Mary Stiasny, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), UOL, and Chief Executive, UOL Worldwide (1st from left), and Dr Lee Kwok Cheong (1st from right).

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