Humanitarian logistics centre for Singapore

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The Kühne Foundation has joined forces with The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific of the National University of Singapore, to set up a joint education centre on Humanitarian Logistics.

The aim of the centre is raise awareness and foster collaboration between regional academics, government agencies, non-profits, universities, students and the commercial sector in this area.

“The field of humanitarian logistics is so far an untouched subject in the region and the response for education, training and applied science is astonishing,” said Karl Gernandt, chairman of Kühne + Nagel, and member of the board of trustees of the Kühne Foundation.

Professor Tan Eng Chye, chairman, TLI – Asia Pacific at NUS, said: “With Singapore’s global connectivity, pro-business environment and international talent pool, Singapore is well poised to also serve as a humanitarian response hub for the region, for organisations to plan, formulate and coordinate their humanitarian outreach or relief efforts in Asia.”

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