USP students organised the Singapore leg of the Asian Undergraduate Summit (AUS) 2017 from 28 June to 3 July, which saw close to 200 participants from 11 universities across Asia discussing the phenomenon of disruption and what they could do about it.
Centred on the theme "Leadership in a Complex World: Disruptive Change in Everyday Life”, the Summit aims to be a platform to unite undergraduates from Asia in discussing pertinent issues of the 21st century via a multidisciplinary perspective. The event is fully student-led and student-run, and is driven by the ethos of student leadership development and of fostering change in the students’ respective countries and communities.
Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung was the Guest-of-Honour for the Closing Ceremony on 3 July, where he viewed some of the presentations. During his speech, Mr Ong said, "..between cities and universities, the more connected we are, the more we learn from one another, and the more successful we can be. There is a network effect between centres of learning. If we can work together, maybe beyond transforming cities we can transform a region