With campuses in Western Australia, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore, Curtin universities have a large international student population in addition the local learners.
Having first started delivering programs in Singapore in 1986, it opened its campus there in 2008.
“[Its purpose is] to stimulate discussion, debate and critical thinking”
In a statement, Curtin Singapore pro vice-chancellor and president Linley Lord explained that the series “aims to connect students with organisational leaders and alumni.”
“[Its purpose is] to stimulate discussion, debate and critical thinking whilst exploring various topics including leadership, business, innovation and entrepreneurship.”
The series’ first speaker was urban land-use strategist Peter Hyland. The regional director of Cistri, his talk focused on “Developing a career and leading business in a rapidly changing world’.
“Peter shared his story of progressing from a graduate government employee to working for global consultancies, and leading the growth of a new venture into a significant international business,” Lord explained.
“He provided Curtin students and graduates valuable insights into identifying opportunities, developing career mentors and dealing with challenges when growing a business, in addition to offering them tips to support their personal and professional development.”
Pham Minh Tu, who is currently studying for a master’s of international business at Curtin, attended the event.
“I greatly appreciate the series by Peter Hyland on the updated trends of global business environments,” he told The PIE News.
“He shared thoughts not only from different perspectives but from past working experiences.”
Curtin Singapore focuses on providing students with training for business, health sciences and mass communication. In 2018, it had 1,408 students.
“One of the areas covered was networking. He highlighted the importance of networking in developing a career and leading a business,” Lynn Aw from the university’s academic services told The PIE.
“This old theory is still relevant whether we are in an old and new economy [and He also gave some insightful ideas for the new economy.”
At the time of writing, the university had not yet announced the next speaker in the series.