As part of its efforts to nurture talents and promote education, the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan (SHHK) has contributed an endowed gift of $1.8 million through its charitable arm, The Hokkien Foundation, to Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore’s University of Applied Learning, in support of the construction of SIT’s centralised campus in Punggol. The endowed gift was presented to SIT at SHHK’s 180th anniversary celebration today, in the presence of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Tan Thiam Soon, President, SIT (right) receiving the cheque from SHHK president, Tan Cheng Gay (third from right), in the presence of Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, former SHHK president, Chua Thian Poh, and Culture, Community and Youth Minister Edwin Tong.
As an acknowledgement to the contributions, SIT has named a lecture theatre in its SIT@Dover campus the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Lecture Theatre. In addition, a Collaboration Loop, which connects academic blocks and hubs of activity within SIT’s new campus in Punggol, will be named the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Collaboration Loop.
Unveiling of the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Lecture Theatre at SIT@Dover.
Currently under construction, SIT’s centralised campus in Punggol, located within the Punggol Digital District (PDD), will be integrated with industry and the community to build a vibrant applied learning environment that maximises opportunities for mutual collaboration. Companies can tap on SIT’s applied learning and research capabilities to work on projects, and students can find real-world learning opportunities in industry spaces located within PDD. The campus will also house the region’s first Multi-Energy Micro-Grid and ‘living lab’, where students and the industry can test-bed and implement innovations.
Integration of Education and Enterprise via Collaboration Loop
Reinforcing the integration of education and enterprise, the Collaboration Loop will be built across the PDD at the fifth storey. This elevated pedestrian walkway offers inter-connectivity that fosters vibrant academia-industry exchange and interaction. Through its formal and informal shared spaces, the Collaboration Loop will facilitate industry engagement workshops, networking sessions, student attachments, career mentoring, as well as research and prototyping development.
Rendered design of the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Collaboration Loop
About Singapore Institute of Technology
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is Singapore’s University of Applied Learning, offering applied degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy. With a mission to nurture and develop individuals who impact society in meaningful ways, SIT aims to be a leader in innovative learning by integrating learning, industry and community.
The university’s unique pedagogy integrates work and study by incorporating applied research for students to work on real industry problems and creating solutions that meet industry needs. SIT also advocates the work-learn continuum, which places an emphasis on upskilling and lifelong learning
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