The Australian Ambassador to the ASEAN, Ms Jane Duke, has delivered the inaugural Association of Southeast Asian Nations Lecture to mark the 10th anniversary of Curtin Singapore.
The title of Ambassador Duke’s lecture, which was held in Singapore last night, was Association of Southeast Asian Nations Lecture: ASEAN in the Age of Disruption.
The lecture highlighted the importance of Australia’s relations with ASEAN during a period in which the Indo-Pacific is facing significant change.
The lecture was followed by a panel discussion between Ambassador Duke, Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry and Ambassador Ade Padmo Sarwono, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to ASEAN.
Professor Terry said she was delighted to mark the important milestone for Curtin Singapore with this significant lecture.
“Since officially opening its doors a decade ago, Curtin Singapore has become a significant contributor to the Singapore region as well as an important global campus of Curtin University,” Professor Terry said.
“Curtin Singapore was our second international campus when it opened in 2008 and continues to play a substantial role in our vision of being a recognised global leader in research, education and engagement.”
Curtin Singapore Pro-Vice Chancellor and President Professor Linley Lord said Curtin Singapore had supported the growth of Curtin’s international footprint.
“Curtin Singapore has expanded from initially offering business courses to today providing students the opportunity to not only study business but also programs in health sciences with a key focus for nurses in Singapore, humanities through its Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) program, a range of pathway and English language programs, as well as an increasing number of postgraduate courses,” Professor Lord said.
“Curtin Singapore has an emphasis on excellence in teaching and learning, growing industry links and highly employable graduates synonymous with the Curtin name. The 10-year anniversary presents the opportunity to reflect on an impressive history and exciting future.”
The University opened Curtin Singapore in 2008 after delivering programs there since 1986.
The lecture was held at The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore on 2 October 2018.