Ambassador of Kazakhstan visits James Cook University in Singapore
The Ambassador of Kazakhstan visited James Cook University, Singapore to discuss innovation and technological collaboration, as well as cooperation with Kazakhstan’s Universities.
His Excellency Mr Arken Arystanov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, visited the Singapore campus of James Cook University (JCU) on 15 October 2020. He arrived with his delegates Ms Meruyert Japarova, Consul of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Singapore, and Mr Vitaliy Alexandrov, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Singapore.
While observing safe management and safe distancing measures, Ambassador Arystanov and his delegation met a number of respected figures from the University – including Professor Chris Rudd OBE, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore at JCU, and Mr Andrew Chew, Director of Marketing at JCU, Singapore – to discover how JCU in Singapore operates with innovative success, and gain a deeper understanding of the University’s offerings.
He also took the opportunity to tour the Campus, learning more about JCU’s study environments and facilities, and listen to some of the experiences from Kazakh students studying at the Singapore campus.
Ambassador Arystanov said, “We’re interested in the exchange of students, so that more students from Singapore universities and institutes will come to Kazakhstan, to see Kazakhstan and exchange their opinions and ideas. I think it will be better for both sides to see different countries, different cultures, and for Kazakh students also to see the opportunities in Singapore and Southeast Asia. [After all] Singapore is famous for its international community.”
Professor Rudd said, “It’s a great pleasure to welcome Ambassador Arystanov to the Singapore campus of JCU, and for us to be able to share more about our ideas and development. Our partnerships with different countries in the world are key to ensuring that we continue to produce research and teachings that have global reach and impact.”
Mr Chew commented, “Strengthening our relationship with Kazakhstan is also key to maintaining our diverse student body. In spite of the COVID-19 situation this year, we look forward to growing our Kazakh student population in the near future.”
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