Published: 2019-06-21 12:05
Last Updated: 2019-06-21 12:10
His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday visited Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, a world-renowned educational institution.
King Abdullah met with the university’s president, Subra Suresh, and administrative and faculty members to discuss cooperation in scientific research, technological innovation, science and engineering, as well as promoting expertise and training exchanges between the NTU and educational institutions in Jordan.
His Majesty was briefed by university staff on the specialisations offered, teaching methods employed and future development plans, and was given a synopsis on the eco-friendly buildings on campus.
The King, accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein, His Majesty’s chief royal councillor, and His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, His Majesty’s chief adviser for religious and cultural affairs and personal envoy, toured some of the university’s facilities, including the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, which provides solutions for industries, government and architectural design.
Moreover, the tour included a visit to the Air Traffic Management Research Institute, which aims to find innovative solutions, and catalyse an air traffic management transformation in Singapore and the rest of the world.
NTU, established in 1981, is one of the world’s top ranked research and development institutions according to international classifications of universities and colleges. It includes eight colleges and schools providing quality education to more than 33,000 students.
Adviser to His Majesty for Communication and Coordination Bisher Khasawneh, Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Walid Maani and Jordan’s Ambassador to Singapore Mahmoud Hmoud accompanied His Majesty on the visit.