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Lily KongPresident Singapore Management UniversitySingapore
The first Singaporean woman to head a university in the country, Lily Kong will discuss the role of universities in Singapore’s start-up ecosystem.
Lily Kong is the fifth president of Singapore Management University and the first Singaporean to lead the 21-year-old institution. She is also the first Singaporean woman to head a university in Singapore. Professor Kong is known for her research on urban transformations in Asian cities, with a particular focus on social and cultural change. She has written extensively about communal relations (especially the intersection of religion and secularity in cities), creative industries and creative cities, urban heritage and conservation, and smart cities.