Celebrations for Singapore graduations

March 13, 2017

Walley Olman performed at Murdoch's graduation ceremonies in Singapore.

With close to 6,000 students, Murdoch University’s Singapore campus is now the largest foreign university in the city-state, and this past weekend more than 500 graduates joined a growing alumni family in excess of 15,000.

Over the past five years, Murdoch’s Singapore campus has experienced continued growth in student numbers.

Murdoch's Singapore Dean, Associate Professor Peter Waring, said it is a measure of Murdoch's success in Singapore that the University now holds five graduation ceremonies each year in the “Lion City” – two in March and three in October.

"Our Singapore graduations added more than 500 new alumni to the 15,000 Murdoch strong alumni that reside in Singapore – a fact we are very proud of," Professor Waring said.

"Murdoch's Singapore graduation ceremonies are always superb events but I'm particularly thrilled and proud that we honoured three University Medallists during the weekend graduations.”

Professor Waring presented University Medals to Tan Li Yin, Lim Jia Hao and Soh Jun Jie. The award of University Medals recognises outstanding academic achievement by undergraduate students across all disciplines of the University.

The Singapore graduations were a mix of cultures. Walley Olman, an established Aboriginal dancer and accomplished didgeridoo player, travelled from Perth to deliver an inspirational performance, giving insight into Indigenous culture.

Following the graduation ceremonies, Murdoch University Vice Chancellor, Professor Eeva Leinonen, will open the University's new office premises in Singapore. The new facility will have a seminar room to accommodate research seminars, workshops, public lectures, professional development and Executive Education. The space is also designed to host University social functions especially Alumni events.

A traditional Lion Dance – to bring luck and prosperity to Murdoch in Singapore – will take place at the official opening of the offices on 13 March, 2017.

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