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Singapore University of Technology and Design


It is hard for me to imagine anything more exciting than creating a new university from scratch, especially in a country like Singapore that is so deeply committed to education and research. The creation of a new university provides a unique opportunity to design something special, a contemporary, vibrant university for these times and for the future. It is a great honour to be appointed the founding President of Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Let me share my dreams and aspirations for the university. The Singapore University of Technology and Design is established in collaboration with MIT to advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs. This will be accomplished, with a focus on Design, through an integrated multi-disciplinary curriculum and multi-disciplinary research. As an Institute Professor and the former Dean of Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), I have had the privilege of working with some of the most talented and creative people in the world and been immersed in an organization that bubbles with enthusiasm and has a passion to literally change the world. MIT does this through first class scholarship, the development of big and important ideas, a deep...

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