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Dean Li Erping Visits SUTD and Yale-NUS College to Promote Faculty Recruitment and International Student Enrollment


On the morning of February 9, Dean Li Erping promoted the faculty recruitment and international student enrollment of ZJU-UIUC Institute (ZJUI) at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). The promotion meeting was chaired by Prof. Yeo Kiat Seng, Associate Provost of SUTD, and attracted the participation of over 40 young scholars from universities in Singapore. During the meeting, Prof. Li briefed the audience on ZJUI’s history, mission, development plans, educational features and job vacancies. He pointed out that ZJUI, relying on the long-term partnership between ZJU and UIUC, follows the philosophy of “putting people first and delivering whole person education”, and takes as its mission to foster engineers with global vision and excellent talents creating impacts. Prof. Li emphasized that ZJUI is dedicated to conducting interdisciplinary pioneering engineering research, and fostering innovative engineering talents and leaders. At present, ZJUI is recruiting worldwide high-level talents in engineering science with the ability to do interdisciplinary research. The participants showed much interest in ZJUI’s faculty recruitment and international student enrollment, and actively raised questions to obtain more information.

In the afternoon, Dean Li visited Yale-NUS College, exchanged ideas with the Founding President Prof. Pericles Lewis on educational cooperation, and expressed the intention to strengthen exchanges and cooperation in future. After a tour around Yale-NUS College, Dean Li spoke highly of its amazing achievements in campus construction, faculty recruitment, and student enrollment since it welcomed its inaugural class in 2013. He noted that the visit to Yale-NUS College has positive implications for ZJUI.



Dean Li Erping (left) and Prof. Pericles Lewis (right)

About Yale-NUS College:

Yale-NUS College is a liberal arts college jointly established by Yale University and the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2011, welcoming its inaugural class in 2013. At present, it has a student population of about 700, including 40% international students from 49 countries, and about 100 faculty members.