Celebrating 10 years of partnership with Singapore
The University of Adelaide will hold offshore graduation ceremonies in Asia this month and will celebrate an historic milestone in Singapore.
More than 200 students will graduate at offshore ceremonies in Hong Kong and Singapore on Sunday 13 and Saturday 19 April, respectively.
An international flavour will permeate the ceremonies with countries represented comprising: India, Vietnam, Malaysia, China, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Brunei, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Canada, Taiwan, Egypt, Croatia, Libya, Macau, Oman, Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt, Norway, France, Great Britain, El Salvador, Switzerland, Andorra, The Philippines, Ecuador, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.
A highlight of this year's offshore itinerary will be a special celebration to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the partnership between the University of Adelaide and the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre in Singapore.
A celebratory dinner expected to attract up to 400 guests will be held at the Orchard Hotel in Singapore on Friday 18 April.
The Chancellor of the University of Adelaide, the Hon. John von Doussa QC, and the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor James McWha, will attend the dinner, as will the President of Ngee Ann Kongsi, Mr Teo Chaing Long, and a number of prominent Singapore alumni.
Among those present will include Singapore's Minister for Transport, Mr Raymond Lim, the Minister for Trade and Industry, S Iswaran, former Deputy Prime Minister Dr Tony Tan and High Court judge Mr Justice Lee Sieu Kin. All are graduates of the University of Adelaide.
A feature of the evening will be the launch of a Singapore Adelaide Alumni Fund.
Championed by Dr Tony Tan, the fund will further strengthen the close bonds between Singapore and Adelaide by providing financial assistance to undergraduate students who are Singapore citizens or permanent residents, and studying full-time at the University of Adelaide.
To assist the fund, the Ngee Ann Kongsi has agreed to contribute one dollar for every dollar donated up to SGD$250,000.
Story by Candy Gibson