8th Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council hopes high for education
August 27,2017 22:43:47 readCount:465

The eighth session of the Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council (SGCC) will see education as a key field in the cooperation between the two countries, as SCUT expects to continue its leading role in advancing international efforts of talent fostering and scientific research.
This year’s meeting of the SGCC was held on August 22 in Guangzhou, co-chaired by Guangdong Governor Ma Xingrui and Singapore Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence, Ong Ye Kung.
Zhang Xichun, Secretary of the CPC SCUT Committee, and Zhu Min, SCUT’s Vice President were present on the meeting.
On behalf of universities in Guangdong, Zhang Xichun addressed a speech and introduced SCUT’s progress and the upcoming plans for student training and scientific research programs that are built upon international cooperation. In particular, he took emphasis on the Sino-Singapore Joint Research Institute run by SCUT and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), as well as introducing SCUT's progress in building the Guangzhou International Campus.
Zhang Xichun viewed the partnership between SCUT and NTU as quite effective and he looked forward to seeing cooperation and win-win development in a more extensive scale that are based on the platform created by the Guangzhou International Campus, especially in life sciences and intelligent biological manufacturing, which will provide technical supports and services to economic and social growths of Singapore and Guangdong.
On the day before the meeting, Ong Ye Kung also led a Singaporean delegation consisting of representatives of governmental agencies and enterprises to visit the Sino-Singapore Joint Research Institute, with Zhu Min accompanying the tour.
During the tour, Ong Ye Kung encouraged research staff of the two universities to enhance communication and cooperation, and thus to speed up transferring technologies to market applications.

Source from the International Office and the Sino-Singapore Joint Research Institute
Translated by Xu Peimu
Edited by Xu Peimu and Deng Langchu