Singaporean, Danish universities entered partnerships helped by Danish Ministry of Business

With the visit of the Danish Minister of Business, last week, new partnerships entered between Danish and Singaporean universities focusing on Clean Technology and Board Leadership.

The Danish Minister of Business along with the Danish Ambassador and members from the Board Leadership Society of Denmark at Singapore’s Stock Exchange. Photo: Jonas Boje Andersen.

”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Looking at the encouragingly green collared signs plastered around the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, it’s obvious that sustainability is a major thing around here.

When the Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Rasmus Jarlov, visited Singapore last week to make trade agreements he also paid a visit to the Technological University in Singapore.

With the presence of the Danish Minister, a collaboration between Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) took place at the ECO-campus at NTU. The topic was Smart Cities – which both Denmark and Singapore are leading within – and how to improve citizen’s liveability through sustainable business solutions.

At the event, solutions in the clean-tech sector supported by the universities were displayed. For example, how to turn problems into resources. One of these solutions, that is about to be launched in a collaboration between the universities, is a sludge treatment machine. This machine will use sludge – covering everything from toilet waste to wastewater from breweries – and use it to produce energy that will replace the conventional energy used in for example air-condition systems.

The Minister from Denmark also paid a visit to Singapore’s Stock Exchange, where the International Board of Directors’ Program and the International “Logistic Executive MBA” Education was launched. This is a collaboration between The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Copenhagen Business School (CBS).

Before the Minister left Singapore, he also gave an interview to Channel News Asia focusing on the partnerships between the two countries.

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