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    Singapore Management University launches its first overseas centre in Jakarta

    The Overseas Centre Jakarta will be part of a regional eco-system network of knowledge-sharing nodes enabling SMU to be Asia’s Knowledge Gateway.

    Singapore Management University (SMU) has opened its first overseas centre in Jakarta, Indonesia on 6 December 2022. This bolsters the university’s goal to positively impact local communities as it advances its “Growth in Asia” strategic priority as part of its Vision 2025.

    Since its inception in 2000, SMU has established itself as a premium global-city university in Asia
    and made great strides in leveraging its cross-disciplinary strengths to successfully execute its strategic thrusts of delivering transformative education, cutting edge research, and meaningful engagements, to meet Singapore and the region’s future needs as Asia’s Knowledge Gateway.

    As Centre Director of the SMU Overseas Centre Jakarta (OCJ), Mr Shoeb Z Kagda will lead the centre to develop deeper engagement between the University’s Schools, Offices, Centres, and Institutes and Indonesia Institutes of Higher Learning, business leaders, and key policy makers.

    OCJ will work with local partners in education and industry to support human capital development in Indonesia and enable exchange of knowledge and expertise between Singapore and Indonesia. The Centre will provide direct access to innovative, in-depth knowledge across Institutes of Higher Learning in Indonesia; build deeper engagement with Indonesian business leaders and policy makers; and facilitate regular exchanges between SMU students and Indonesian youth.

    Indonesia’s status as the largest economy in Southeast Asia with their rising rates of tertiary educated workforce puts them in an ideal position to capitalise on Asia’s growth. SMU aims to provide the avenue by which Indonesia’s corporate, government and industry workforce can take advantage of SMU’s world class education through its professional continuing education and postgraduate programmes. Additionally, SMU will work to strengthen bilateral efforts so as to develop and carry out strategic collaborative initiatives and programmes to build intellectual capital ground up and positively impact local communities.

    More details here.