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James Cook University in Singapore awarded the AustCham President's Medal 2021

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Wed, 24 Nov 2021
James Cook University in Singapore awarded the AustCham President's Medal 2021
James Cook University in Singapore awarded the AustCham President's Medal 2021
(From left to right: Mr Philip Forrest, JCU Singapore Advisory Board member; Mr Andrew Chew, Professor Abhishek Bhati, Professor Chris Rudd OBE, Professor May Tan-Mullins)

James Cook University in Singapore was recognised for its significant contribution to the economic relationship between Australia and Singapore.

The annual Australian Chamber of Commerce Singapore (AustCham) President’s Awards ceremony for 2021 took place on 23 November. The ceremony brings together Australian business community leaders to celebrate excellence and business success in Singapore and the region, and honours the significant contributions made by businesses and individuals alike.

At the ceremony, James Cook University (JCU) in Singapore was presented with the AustCham President's Medal. The AustCham President's Medal is awarded to an individual or organisation that has made a significant contribution to either the Australian and Singaporean business community, the relationship between Australia and Singapore, or who has otherwise substantially facilitated investment or trade between the two countries.

With the Tropical Futures Institute (TFI), JCU has established a unique connection between Northern Australia, Singapore and the Tropics. The institute was set up to leverage the University’s research capabilities and deliver significant contributions and connections to Singapore and the region.

In addition, JCU — through its Inter-campus Mobility Program — provides students the opportunity to study in both Singapore and Australia, while remaining Singapore-based students and paying their fees in Singaporean currency. This allows students to explore rich and diverse cultures and experiences, and also ensures that students obtain the best possible outcomes from their years of study with the University whilst further strengthening the ties between Singapore and Australia.

Chris Coburn, AustCham President, said, “JCU’s commitment to Singapore is shown through its deep ties in research, education, and meaningful, well-established, strong relationships. JCU is an exemplary leader in the Australian business community in Singapore. On behalf of the Chamber, I recognise the valuable contribution from James Cook University, Singapore in their support of building the bilateral ties between our two countries. I congratulate the organisation, Professor Chris Rudd OBE as Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, and his team as the recipients of the President’s Medal 2021.”

Professor Chris Rudd OBE, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore at JCU, said, “It is an incredible honour to be recognised by the award of the AustCham President's Medal. On behalf of the JCU team I would like to thank all of our staff and students for helping to make our university such a special place for both Australia and Singapore. As we continue to innovate and grow, I hope that we can continue to push boundaries and contribute further to signify our commitment towards the two countries.”

Find out more about the Singapore campus of James Cook University.

Contacts

Media: Pinky Sibal pinky.sibal@jcu.edu.au