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Partners Newsletter | Issue 1 | Sept 2020

Inspiring Lifelong Learning, Transforming Society Through Applied Social Sciences

Message From The President

Prof-Cheong-Hee-KiatSUSS celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. Since our inception in 2005 (then as SIM University) to our establishment as Singapore's sixth autonomous university in 2017, we have offered inclusive and flexible multi-faceted learning opportunities, to enable our students to make their mark in life.

Inspired by our conviction that people need to apply their learning, continually learn and impact lives, we focus on applied learning, lifelong learning and the social sciences.

We believe that education needs to be grounded in practice. Our programmes benefit from industry input to ensure their relevance; our curriculum is delivered by instructors with relevant work experience. We bring exciting experiential applied learning opportunities to our students thus ensuring their education experience is rich.

We believe that there is always something new to learn and that ones' learning journey should never end. That's why learning at SUSS is not bound by age or qualification, experience or background; everyone is given access to an education at our University. We instil the drive to pursue knowledge in our students; to inspire intrinsic motivation and curiosity in them, and inculcate in them that what they have learnt and applied to solve real-world issues will see them acquire new knowledge and new ideas.

We also believe that it is our role to help students discover how they can make a positive impact on society, regardless of their chosen field. As such, we strive to lay a strong foundation of social awareness, understanding and inclination. We embed the social sciences into all our disciplines because we want our students to build a better community and contribute to society.

Through our 'Head, Heart, Habit' educational philosophy, we develop well-rounded individuals who are professionally competent with the desire to effect social impact, and continually learning to serve and transform society. Strategic collaborations with various partners have helped us develop such individuals. We couldn't have done it without you. Thank you!

As we journey together, we'd like to keep you informed about key developments and initiatives in the University, to engage with you and to hear from you, hence this newsletter. Partnerships build bridges; encourage exchange and sharing of ideas, knowledge and skills; synergise resources, capabilities and capacities; and allow us, collectively, to succeed. That's why we have named our partners newsletter, SUCCESS.

We look forward to your continued support as our valuable partners, and that by working as one, we will be inspiring lifelong learning, transforming society through applied social sciences and making our mark for the greater good.

Professor Cheong Hee Kiat
Singapore University of Social Sciences


Get the perspectives on, analysis by and insights into current topics by our stakeholders.
For this issue, we would like to share some articles on COVID-19.


With more widespread job insecurity resulting from COVID-19, there are structured ways available to develop the non-perm workforce.


Examine the impact of globalisation on Singapore and ways to plug internal resources gaps in times of crisis.

In Action

Find out the outcomes of our strong reciprocal collaborations with local and international partners.

Uplifting The Quality Of Education Leaders And Childcare Practices

NFC and SUSS launch the first-of-its-kind Early Childhood Education Leadership Certificate.

In The Spotlight

Discover our stakeholders who were inspired to rise to the challenge, excel in their respective fields and effect social impact.

Students Lend A Helping Hand To The Community

Four local start-ups, founded by SUSS students, do their part to help the community during the COVID-19 period.

Free Online Course Offerings For The Public

ARC, HMI, MSC and SUSS offer 14 online courses on the University's UniLEARN platform, an e-learning initiative for the community.

Financial Practitioners Undergo Zoom Coaching For Continuation Of Operations

SUSS students volunteer as Zoom mentors to IFPAS members in a community project as part of the University's initiatives to serve society.

Complimentary IP Course For Business Owners And Entrepreneurs

'Intellectual Property Essentials for Businesses' course by IPOS and SUSS enables companies to navigate business risks and sharpen their competitive edge.

Hand In Hand

Learn about the strategic partnerships which put SUSS at the forefront of an increasingly diverse and enriching global education space.

Continuing Education For Built Environment Practitioners

RICS and SUSS sign MOU to promote continuing education amongst built environment practitioners.

Collaborating In Applied Research

MOM supports SUSS's Master of Applied Research in Social Sciences programme through delivery of guest lectures and teaching of its courses.

Strengthening Geriatric Education And Research

GERI teams up with SUSS on Gerontology programme, applied research, educational activities and internship opportunities.

Partnering For Knowledge Dissemination In International Trade

ICC Academy and SUSS partner to train students on how to effectively conduct cross-border transactions.

In The Cards

Check out what we have planned for you, from conferences and lectures to arts events. Should you have any enquiries about a specific event, please refer to the link and get in touch with the contact provided.

SUSS Partnerships Forum

This inaugural forum will bring together prominent leaders from government, academic and industry to discuss future academic-industry partnerships trend and manpower needs; crystal ball possible disruptive innovation in digital society and societal needs; and exchange ideas for further collaboration and contribution towards the community served. More details will be shared closer to the date.

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