25 Feb '17, 9pm

The hunt for 3 new university heads at NUS, NTU and SUTD - The Straits Times

It's not just the National University of Singapore (NUS) that is expected to have a new president by next year. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) are also searching worldwide for new heads to lead the institutions in their next phase of growth. This comes at a time when Singapore's tertiary institutions, mindful of the disruptions in the economy, are revamping their curriculum and launching work-study programmes to better prepare their students for work. NTU has been headed by renowned Swedish plant biochemist Bertil Andersson, who served as provost for four years at NTU before taking over as president in 2011. He had served as rector (president) of Linkoping University, Sweden, and chief executive of the European Science Foundation before joining NTU. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Nobe...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/the-hunt-...

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