The University’s Mission in a Diverse and Interconnected World

Universities around the world are involved in an important mission to to develop intellectual capital, this is evident particularly in areas of science and technology. However, Universities should not cast aside it’s complementary mission pertaining to character and understanding oneself in relation to the larger society. Professor Shih Choon Fong (President, National University of Singapore) highlighted this point during the Beijing Forum on 3 Nov 2007.

Here is the link to hiscspeech transcript – “The University’s Functional and Civilizing Mission in a Congested, Culturally Complex World” (pdf).


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