Young Asian leaders reunite

29 May 2017 | General News
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Visiting the Pulau Semakau Landfill

NUS and Temasek Foundation International (TFI) co-hosted the TFI@10 Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking (TFI LEaRN) Connect reunion from 19 to 20 May, in commemoration of the programme’s 10th anniversary. The event saw 108 TFI LEaRN scholars and alumni from 15 countries across Asia participate in activities designed to reconnect them with Singapore, TFI and the programme. 

A highlight of the first day was an engaging panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities for community development in a chaotic New World Order, with Guest-of-Honour Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, offering her thoughts on key globalisation trends such as disruptive technologies, nationalism and false information. Educational visits to Pulau Semakau Landfill, Asian Civilisations Museum, and Labrador Park and the Southern Ridges on the second day, along with corporate seminars and bonding activities, only served to strengthen the camaraderie of the seven cohorts of TFI LEaRN scholars.

The TFI LEaRN flagship programme promotes student exchanges between four universities in Singapore, including NUS, and partner universities across Asia, with an aim to groom the next generation of Asian leaders for Asia.  

By NUS International Relations Office