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Aug 2017

LSBF Singapore and Xiamen University hold opening ceremony for first Belt and Road Multi-Cultural Studies Centre

(From left to right: Ma YuWen, Director, Belt and Road Multi-Cultural Studies Centre, China; Rathakrishnan Govind, CEO of London School of Business and Finance, Global; Wu Guo Yang, Director of the ‘The Belt and Road’ Project Fund, China Cultural Heritage Foundation; Zheng Tong Tao, Dean of Xiamen University, Overseas Education College)

On 20 July, LSBF in Singapore held a ceremony to commemorate the opening of the Belt and Road Multi-Cultural Studies Centre at its campus.

The Centre, a collaboration between LSBF in Singapore and Xiamen University’s Overseas Education College (OEC), was set up under the auspices of China’s Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative.  

LSBF in Singapore is the first private education institution in Singapore to secure a project related to the B&R Initiative.

The Belt and Road Multi-Cultural Studies Centre will offer transnational educational programmes, providing business executives and students with a better understanding of China’s B&R Initiative, and invaluable insight and appreciation of Chinese cultural nuances, business etiquette and expectations. The first programme is expected to commence by January 2018.

Zheng Tong Tao, Dean of Xiamen University, OEC, said: “LSBF is one of the leading private education institutions (in Singapore) with an extensive global outreach. Their Chinese Bilingual School has a unique programme model grounded in sound theory and good practices associated with an enriched learning environment.”

“We see great potential for LSBF in Singapore to facilitate the development of education under the B&R initiatives. They will push forward our shared vision of transnational education by providing holistic study experiences and cultural exchanges,” he added.

Xiamen University, ranked among the top in China, is also working closely with the School to provide bilingual degree programmes and degree pathways in Singapore. These will commence in October 2017. 

Rathakrishnan Govind, CEO of LSBF Global, said: “I’m extremely proud that we clinched the partnership with Xiamen University and established the Belt and Road Multi-Cultural Studies Centre at LSBF in Singapore. This is only the first; more of such centres will follow in other destinations where LSBF has interest.”

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