On 22 May 2018 – CFLD International signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Raffles Education Corporation Limited, a premier education group based in Singapore, to jointly develop education hubs in CFLD’s New Industry Cities across Southeast Asia. Since establishing its first college in Singapore in 1990, the Raffles Education has grown to operate 24 colleges/universities in 22 cities across 13 countries in Asia-Pacific and Europe. The first joint project is planned to be in CFLD’s Tangerang New City, situated in one of the fastest growing regions in Greater Jakarta, Indonesia. The education hub, which will serve residents of Tangerang New City and beyond, will feature a Raffles-owned college and pre-school, and offerings by third-party providers of enrichment classes such as music, dance, arts and drama, as well as tuition centres.
The MOU was signed by Dr. Max Yang, President, CFLD International (first row, 3rd from left) and Mr. Chew Hua Seng, Chairman and CEO, Raffles Education (first row, 4th from left).
Mr. Chew Hua Seng, Chairman and CEO, Raffles Education, said: “We are very excited about this partnership with CFLD International to bring to more students in this region the quality education that our reputation has been built on. Expanding our network is at the core of our strategy and we are pleased to partner CFLD International on this win-win strategy.”
Dr. Max Yang, President, CFLD International, said: “Over the last 15 years, our New Industry Cities have transformed the lives of local communities, not just by catalysing economic growth, but also through building integrated work-live-play urban environments that lift quality of life. As we continue to expand across Southeast Asia and globally, we are delighted to have a trusted partner in Raffles Education to provide truly world-class education to our New Industry Cities and the region where these cities are located.”
CFLD International’s Tangerang New City is located in a region that is flourishing and fast becoming one of Indonesia’s new important economic centres. Situated just 20 kilometres from the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, and linked by a 31-kilometer four-lane highway from Jakarta’s Central Business District, Tangerang New City is poised to become a dominant national advanced manufacturing hub. Built to be a Garden City, Tangerang New City aims to be an ASEAN Innovation Transformation Centre.
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