Dr. László Vasa, chief advisor and senior research fellow of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade visited Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and met potential partner institutions as a member of the study tour delegation of Széchenyi István University (Győr, Hungary), with the professional support of the Embassy of Hungary in Singapore.
Dr. László Vasa, chief advisor and senior research fellow of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade took part in meetings with potential partner institutions in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur as a member of the study tour delegation of Széchenyi István University (Győr, Hungary) focusing on the role of science parks in Singapore and in the region. Dr. Vasa visited the ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute where Dr. Cassey Lee, senior fellow and coordinator of the Regional Economic Studies Programme held a briefing on the Institute’s structure and focus areas and discussed the potential fields of future cooperation (hosting visiting scholars at IFAT from Singapore, guest lectures in Singapore, joint events and publications). Dr. Vasa took part in a campus tour where he got the chance to visit the amazing headquarter of the Institute and its famous, worldwide unique library. ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute is the leading think tank in South-East Asia, publishing three international scientific journals ranked on the Scopus list.
At the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS, part of the Nanyang Technological University) in Singapore the chief advisor of IFAT was welcomed by the Head of Outreach of the School. Nanyang Technological University is ranked on the 11th place on the QS World University Ranking, its school RSIS focusing on international studies is among the best in the region. The S. Rajaratnam School is a unique institute as it is both a university focusing on quality education of international studies, and a foreign policy think tank. During the meeting Dr. Vasa got an overview on the extensive activities of the School, while the potential fields of cooperation were also discussed.
In Kuala Lumpur, the delegation was hosted by the Associate Dean and Director of the Asia School of Business (ASB). The ASB was founded by the Central Bank of Malaysia with the aim to provide highly trained and skilled company and central bank leaders for the region. Their academic program, with the support of MIT Sloan School of Management, has become the best in the region within three years.