Temasek Polytechnic Singapore & CIG Sign MOU to Collaborate on Capability Development Projects

Joint Press Release between Temasek Polytechnic and the Chandler Institute of Governance

SINGAPORE, 26 January 2022 — The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) and Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore (TP) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 26 January 2022, establishing a partnership between two organisations that share a commitment to lifelong learning and capability development.

Through this MOU, both organisations will commit to continual sharing of expertise, knowledge and information, with a view to deepening and broadening collaboration in line with their respective strengths. In particular, both organisations envision a close partnership in the design and delivery of international public sector capability development programmes, and in facilitating student internship opportunities, especially those with an international perspective.

The MOU was signed by Mr Aw Tuan Kee, Senior Director of Temasek Polytechnic; and Mr Wu Wei Neng, Executive Director of CIG.

“I am confident this partnership will open up many exciting opportunities for cooperation between TP and the Chandler Institute of Governance. We look forward to collaborating in a range of activities including student internships and capability building programmes for overseas partners.”
Mr Aw Tuan Kee
Senior Director of Temasek Polytechnic

Mr Kenneth Sim, Dean of the Chandler Academy of Governance and Deputy Executive Director of CIG, also expressed CIG’s strong support for the partnership between both organisations:

“We are honoured to establish an institutional partnership with TP and look forward to fostering close collaboration in areas like the delivery of international public sector capability development programmes. We are confident that TP, as a premier institution of higher learning, will be able to complement and reinforce CIG’s own expertise and networks.”
Mr Kenneth Sim
Dean of the Chandler Academy of Governance, and
Deputy Executive Director of Chandler Institute of Governance

About Temasek Polytechnic (TP)

Established in 1990, TP is one of the leading institutions of higher learning in Singapore. Currently, it offers 36 full-time diploma courses in the areas of applied science, business, design, engineering, humanities & social sciences and informatics & IT. It also offers over 40 part-time courses, up to the advanced diploma level. TP students undergo a holistic learning system that combines hands-on experience, character education and relevant life skills, in an enriching learning environment. The polytechnic has also infused global realities into its programmes and developed a mindset on campus that embraces socio-cultural diversity. These ensure that TP graduates are ready for work or further studies, and to contribute meaningfully to the community. For more information, please visit

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About the Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG)

The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) is an international non-profit organisation, headquartered in Singapore. We believe in a world where citizens have a deep sense of trust in their governments and public institutions, and where nations are governed by principled, wise leaders supported by an effective civil service. Trust and effective governance serve as a strong foundation for national development and prosperity. CIG supports governments in building government talent, leadership and public service capabilities through training programmes, research initiatives and advisory work. We are not affiliated with any national government or political party, and we do not represent any partisan or commercial interests.

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For media clarifications, please contact:

Dominic GABRIEL (Mr)
Communications Manager
Chandler Institute of Governance

Xin Ping SIN (Ms)
Head, Programmes
Chandler Academy of Governance

Vimala Christie (Ms)
Deputy Manager, Corporate Communications Department
Temasek Polytechnic
Email: vimala_CHRISTIE@TP.EDU.SG