SUSS, WiseNet Asia, and the Chongqing Yubei District People’s Government (YDPG) sealed a partnership on 12 October 2021 to work hand in hand in developing human capital.
The tripartite Memorandum of Understanding, signed by SUSS Provost Professor Robbie Goh, WiseNet Asia Founder Mr Wesley Hui, and YDPG’s Vice Director Ms Yang Man, will see SUSS offer graduate programmes such as the Master of Management and Master of IP and Innovation Management to upskill Chongqing’s workforce.
As part of the collaboration, WiseNet Asia will work with YDPG and hiring companies to provide internship and employment opportunities for SUSS students in Yubei District – a burgeoning tech and innovation hub in Chongqing, China. The Yubei District is home to the Xiantao International Big Data Valley, where more than 700 companies, including Intel, Microsoft and Qualcomm, have set up offices.
The 2022 Singapore-Chongqing Youth Talent Internship Programme being launched during the ceremony.
Professor Goh said: “SUSS is proud to be part of this collaboration, which aims to facilitate increased collaboration in talent development and mobility between China and Singapore. For SUSS, this partnership aligns with our intention to provide students with meaningful overseas experiences to complement their academic learning. We hope to produce global-ready graduates who understand the world and its emerging issues better.”
Mr Hui said: “China is leading the world in its economic recovery since the pandemic hit last year. Post recovery, China companies have been operating with unprecedented efficiency through accelerated technology and leading-edge systems. Yubei District, being the leading tech hub that has over 700 companies and potential employers, is the right place for students to be, where they will be exposed to some of the world’s leading technology and working standards.”
SUSS attended the MOU signing ceremony virtually, with Ms Yeo Lay, Deputy Director, Centre for Experiential Learning and Head, Office of Career Development, being one of the representatives.