By Kishore Mahbubani
In an of upper schooling that measures the durability of its best associations in a long time and centuries, the institution and quick development of the eight-year-old Lee Kuan Yew tuition of Public coverage (LKY School), nationwide college of Singapore, is a notable tale that merits to learn. The 5 co-authors, all of whom have been excited by guiding the college in the course of its early life, supply specified views of key occasions and the pondering in the back of significant judgements that helped position the college on its present trajectory. additionally they supply insights into the demanding situations confronted alongside the way in which in addition to their very own motivations in changing into a part of this company. ultimately, each one writer presents his or her personal options as to the demanding situations and possibilities that can emerge for the LKY tuition in years yet to come.
learn the chapters authored through dynamic, key founding and administration body of workers of the LKY institution and observe for yourselves:
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The first paragraph introduced me and provided my background. The second paragraph explained that the School had just moved to the historic Bukit Timah Campus. Two buildings were named. One was not. The School hoped to name a building after Dr. Li. In the third paragraph, Mr. Lee expressed the hope that Dr. Li would make an appropriate contribution. indd 22 7/26/2012 4:14:44 PM REFLECTIONS OF A FOUNDING DEAN | 23 I had called on Dr. Li Ka-shing with our then Consul-General in Hong Kong, Ambassador Toh Hock Ghim.
Fritzen and Kishore Mahbubani. indd 28 7/26/2012 4:14:44 PM REFLECTIONS OF A FOUNDING DEAN | 29 that no such global consensus exists. Instead, schools all over the world are struggling to find the right balance. At the same time, some new schools are trying some innovative experiments. The Blavatnik School of Government of Oxford University will be opening its doors to its first batch of students in September 2012. Most public policy schools recommend a two-year programme for younger cohorts. Blavatnik is trying to do it in one year.
This public show of support has been heartwarming for both the students and the faculty of the School. In addition, he and his wife, Margaret Wang, also make it a point to attend the valedictory dinners and other important ceremonial occasions of the School as often as they can. Clearly Professor Wang has been a constant pillar of support and a key stakeholder of the LKY School. As someone who is very approachable, kind and always shows appreciation to staff and faculty, Professor Wang has endeared himself greatly to the staff, faculty and students of the School.