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June 2014Chancellor Block Meets NTU President

On the lush campus of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Chancellor Block and the UCLA delegation met with Min Zhou and Lim Boon Hock, director and manager of the university's Chinese Heritage Center. Vice President of Research and Chief of Staff Professor Khin Yong Lam then discussed models for future collaboration in engineering, technology and business. His remarks led to an impromptu visit to the A*Star Remanufacturing Center, which uses environmentally friendly remanufacturing processes and serves as a bridge between academia and industry. A meeting with NTU President Bertil Andersson and senior administrators concluded the visit.

Trip: Australia and Asia
Countries Visited: China; Hong Kong; Japan; Korea (South); Singapore; Viet Nam

June 2014Singaporean Alumni

UCLA Alumni in Singapore came out in full force to welcome the Chancellor and the UCLA delegation. Steve Chu shared his perspective as a Singaporean alumnus and a parent of a UCLA student. Some 90 Bruins met with the Chancellor at the “UCLA in Singapore” event, which was graciously hosted by parents Deepak Sharma and Susan Lim. Bruins of all ages were eager to learn the latest news from campus! Under the attentive guidance of Singaporean UCLA Alumni Club leaders, the delegation got a sense of the flavor of the city during a tour of food hawker stands at the local Chinatown Center Complex.

Trip: Australia and Asia
Countries Visited: China; Hong Kong; Japan; Korea (South); Singapore; Viet Nam

June 2014Attraction of UCLA in Singapore

Channel NewsAsia aired an interview with Chancellor Block on Singapore Tonight in which he discussed both Singaporean students and their successes at UCLA and one of UCLA's Grand Challenges: sustainability.

Trip: Australia and Asia
Countries Visited: China; Hong Kong; Japan; Korea (South); Singapore; Viet Nam

October 2013Singapore

One of the four “Asian Tigers” that took the world by storm in the 1980s, Singapore conducts significant trade with the United States, with whom it has a Free Trade Agreement. (The U.S. balance of trade with Singapore was $12.9 billion in 2013, with total U.S. exports valued at $30.1 billion.) In September 2013, during a trip to present a conference paper in Singapore, UCLA Vice Provost for International Studies Cindy Fan met with alumni leaders to discuss UCLA's global strategy.

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Countries Visited: Singapore


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