Executive Officer, Seacastle Management Pte Ltd
Director, Rohde & Schwarz Systems and Communications
(Asia) Pte Ltd
Manager, Germanischer Lloyd E Asia
Venture Corporation Ltd
Ministry of Defence
Defence Science & Technology Agency
|Liong Shie Yu
Associate Professor, NUS
Over the past four
decades, there has been a small but growing number of Singaporeans
who have decided to take the road less-travelled to pursue their
higher education in Germany. The great majority of these
Singaporeans had their higher education sponsored by the Carl
Duisburg Association, a German non-profit organisation. As the
number of German graduates grew in size, a group of these
German-trained professionals decided to launch a German Alumni based
on its Carl-Duisburg heritage, called the Singapore
As Singapore grew
into a developed nation, the sponsorship by the Carl Duisburg
Association was stopped. In its place, the Singapore Government and
its agencies started awarding scholarships to German Universities.
On top of this, a steadily growing number of Singaporeans have been
making their own way to Germany to pursue their higher education
In late 2006, with
great support from the German Embassy Singapore, a decision had been
re-launch a new German Alumni that would serve the interests of all
those who pursued a German higher education. The Alumni shall
serve as a professional platform for fellow graduates from Germany
and other interested individuals to stay connected with one another
and to represent the Singaporean perspective with regard to the
latest developments and opportunities in Germany.
members stay in contact with one another through Alumni
members with the opportunities to network within the Alumni
as well as with other
alumnus and organisations.
members with the opportunity to upkeep their knowledge of
the latest developments
and events related to Germany and the German language.
members with a forum to discuss and represent the common
interests of all Singapore
citizens and residents who have graduated from an
institution of higher learning in Germany.
a spirit of collaboration and solidarity amongst members and
to the general well-being of Singapore and the Alumni.