Riding the waves of change

In a world fraught with disruptions, what does the future of higher education look like?

This issue takes a broad overview of the future of higher education in Southeast Asia and beyond. We have invited leading thinkers from across the globe to pen their thoughts on the challenges and anticipated big shifts in higher education, such as foreign student enrolment, private higher education institutions and liberal arts education.

In this issue:

  • What’s the University for? An Age-Old Question in the COVID-19 Age

    Jason Tan and Loke Hoe Yeong attempt to answer the vexing question — what role universities should and will play in an era of skills-based education?

  • Myanmar’s Higher Education System: Reforms Deformed by the COVID-Coup Conundrum

    Mark Brown discusses the systemic, deep and likely long-lasting impact of the military coup on higher education reforms in Myanmar.

  • Private Higher Education in Developing Economies in Southeast Asia: Challenges to and Prospects for its Sustainability in a Post-Pandemic World

    Maria Alicia Bustos-Orosa provides an overview of the private higher education space in developing Southeast Asia.

…and many more.

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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.