Cardiff Met’s Singapore partner wins prestigious award
The University’s partner in Singapore, East Asia Institute of Management (EASB), was recently awarded 6th place in the prestigious Singapore ‘Enterprise 50 Awards’ (E50) for 2012.
The E50 Awards have become the authoritative list of the 50 most enterprising, privately owned companies in Singapore across all industry sectors. EASB was the only educational organisation to be in the top 50. As part of his recent visit to Singapore, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Antony Chapman attended the awards presentation and met the Guest of Honour, Mr S Iswaran, Singaporean Minister for Trade and Industry.
|From left: Mr Er Kwong Wah, Professor Antony Chapman, Singapore Minister
for Trade and Industry, Mr S Iswaran and Principal of EASB, Dr A Chua
The Vice-Chancellor was accompanied on the visit to Singapore by the University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Professor Mohamed Loutfi, and Head of Collaborative Provision, Mr Lloyd Powell. The visit to EASB included a ‘Meet the Vice-Chancellor’ session attended by nearly 400 current EASB students, a tour of the facilities at the EASB Balestier campus and discussions about possible new programme developments.
There are currently more than 250 Cardiff Metropolitan students at EASB, studying a range of degrees, including MBA, BA International Hospitality Management and BSc Psychological Studies.
Commenting on his visit to Singapore, the Vice-Chancellor stated, ‘Cardiff Met’s partnership with EASB is long-established and continues to thrive. We are delighted to be looking at potential new developments to strengthen this partnership. EASB is already recognised as one of the leading private educational institutions in Singapore and the richly-deserved Enterprise 50 Award is a testament to this.’
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Cardiff Met’s Prof Antony Chapman, Prof Mohamed Loutfi and Lloyd Powell pictured with EASB Principal Dr Andrew Chua, Head of Postgraduate Studies, Dr Eric Lim and selected EASB students.