Curtin University welcomed Western Australia’s Deputy Premier and State Development, Jobs and Trade Minister the Hon Roger Cook, to tour its new Singapore campus site at Alpha Park yesterday.
Deputy Premier Cook together with JTSI Deputy Director General Simone Spencer and WA Investment and Trade Commissioner, ASEAN Krista Dunstan were hosted by Pro Vice-Chancellor of Curtin’s Singapore Campus Professor Linley Lord, as they visited the new campus location at the Science Park 2 precinct, which is a thriving hub for innovation and research.
The new strategic location sits alongside the National University of Singapore (NUS), the National University Hospital (NUH) and Singapore’s new Greater Southern Waterfront development.
Deputy Premier Roger Cook was presented with a plaque to commemorate his visit and said the proximity of the new site to industry and government would inspire fresh cross-border collaborations.
“I am thrilled to be able to tour this new site for Curtin Singapore that will further enhance the excellent relationships between Western Australia and Singapore in the higher education, industry and government sectors,” Deputy Premier Cook said.
Curtin Singapore Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Linley Lord said she was delighted to showcase the new site which will offer exciting opportunities for students who choose to live, work and study in Singapore.
“We look forward to continuing our close work with WA representatives as we head into this new era for Curtin Singapore and to furthering our collaborations and trade ties for the benefit of our students and staff,” Professor Lord said.
“Along with this exciting new development is the introduction of new courses in IT, Data Science and MBA that will meet the demand of the region. We will continue to focus on research that will address the challenges and opportunities for Singapore and the region such as the Cliniface research project.”
The Cliniface project is a breakthrough partnership that will see Curtin researchers use 3D technology to help treat the rare genetic disorder, Hereditary Angioedema (HAE).
The alliance, between Takeda Global, SingHealth in Singapore, WA’s King Edward Memorial Hospital, Curtin University and FrontierSI, is funded by Takeda Pharmaceutical Asia-Pacific Medical Affairs in Rare Diseases, and will involve research across both Singapore and Western Australia.
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