On 7 August 2012, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited SIM University (UniSIM) for the first time to learn more about the University. PM Lee was accompanied by a delegation from the Ministry of Education that included Senior Minister of State Lawrence Wong, and Ms Chan Lai Fung, Permanent Secretary (Education Policy).
Warmly received by Professor Cham Tao Soon, Chancellor and Chairman of UniSIM, and Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, President of UniSIM, the delegation then adjourned for a meeting with UniSIM senior management staff where they were briefed on UniSIM’s current progress and future developments by Prof Cheong. The guests also enjoyed the video ‘Enhancing Learning, Transforming Lives’, which featured students and alumni sharing their personal stories. This was followed by an intense and open discussion covering all areas related to the Singapore educational landscape.
PM Lee and Mr Wong later proceeded for a dialogue session with UniSIM students and alumni that was moderated by Professor Tsui Kai Chong, Provost of UniSIM. It was through this engaging discussion that PM Lee and Mr Wong got to know the students and alumni better, and learnt of how they have successfully struck a healthy study, family and work life balance.
PM Lee also had the opportunity to see the good works of students and alumni as he witnessed the School of Science and Technology’s airship in action, and through the Capstone Project presentations by UniSIM’s School of Business, and School of Science and Technology alumni members.
Professor Cham Tao Soon, Chancellor and Chairman of UniSIM (to PM Lee's left), and Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, President of UniSIM, briefing PM Lee on UniSIM's campus development plans, while Ms Chan looks on.
The guests proceeding to the meeting venue after watching UniSIM’s School of Science and Technology’s airship in action.
UniSIM alumnus Samuel Ong presenting his Capstone Project to PM Lee and Mr Wong
PM Lee and Mr Wong enjoying a light moment during their dialogue with UniSIM students and alumni.