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JUNE 2017 | ISSUE 2

Higher Education in Asia: Regional Integration and Regional Patterns

This issue discusses ASEAN’s role in regional integration, the political framework of Southeast Asia, and the higher education initiatives that arise from these frameworks. Further, we look at the evolving cultural mission of elite East Asian universities, and Southeast Asian university governance reforms and autonomy alongside global neo-liberalism.

Mr Ho Swee Huat

Mr Ho Swee Huat is the Founder and Managing Director of Abacus Assets Advisors Pte Ltd. Before starting the company, he had an established career in the banking industry, with 20 years of experience in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York.

He was an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CapitaCommercial Trust Management LTD from 2004 to 2013.

He is the current Chairman of Autism Association (Singapore) which he co-founded with a group of parents in 1992. He is also Vice-Chairman of Eden School, a special school for children with autism.

Mr Ho holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Liberal Arts degree in Economics from Hamilton College, USA.

He has been a member of the Board of the Foundation since its incorporation.