Updated: 04/03/2014 17:15

LSE receives gift from local philanthropist

LSE receives gift from local philanthropist

A new academic centre in the London School of Economics and Political Science will be named after one of its alumni, Saw Swee Hock. 

Professor Saw had made a substantial donation to establish the new Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre. 

It will see researchers come together for interdisciplinary analysis of policy questions facing Southeast Asia. 

They'll also boost the university's research and engagement with the ASEAN region. 

Academics can also benefit from specialist resources, networks and funding opportunities. 

The centre will be launched officially in the new academic year for 2014 and 2015. 

It will be led by Professor Danny Quah, who's a leading expert on the rise of eastern economies. 

This is not Professor Saw's first donation to the university. 

He had previously donated towards the university's library, student Centre, as well as a new Academic Building.

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