On 26 March 2018, the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) launched a book titled, "Univer-Cities: Strategic Dilemmas of Medical Origins and Selected Modalities (Water, Quantum Leap & New Models) " at the NUSS Guild House at Suntec City. The event was attended by the contributors of the book and academia.
Edited by Anthony SC Teo, Adjunct Professor, SUSS, the book comprises 12 chapters penned by academic leaders, urban architects, policy planners and public office holders in these exciting times of dynamic changes. It also highlights the opportunities and threats faced by these institutes of higher learning.
SUSS President, Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, was one of the contributors to the book. Professor Cheong penned the final chapter of the book titled, "A Singapore University Catering to the Needs of a Population Amidst a Volatile and Changing Economy". The chapter traced the journey of the university from its inception in 2005 when it was known as SIM University to becoming the newest Autonomous University in Singapore.
SUSS will organise the upcoming Univer-Cities Conference 2019, from 17-18 November 2019, to be held in Singapore. The Conference will focus on the theme of aligning univer-cities to mid-career up-skilling and tertiary lifelong learning. The discussion will be set against a backdrop of the continual economic restructuring and disruption through globalisation and presenters will also touch on unsustainable rising inequality and the need to re-model a third-millennium social contract.
(From left) Professor Tan Eng Chye, President, National University of Singapore; Tan Sri Dato' Seri Emerita Professor Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin, Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia; Mr Anthony SC Teo, Adjunct Professor, SUSS; Professor Bertil Andersson, former President, Nanyang Technological University; Professor Caroline McMillen, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Newcastle, Australia; Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, President, SUSS.