Student Achievements 2024

Here are some of the accolades garnered by our students and alumni:

World Cities Summit Young Leaders 2024

SUTD is proud to announce that the following individuals from SUTD have been selected as the 2024 World Cities Summit Young Leaders.

From left to right:
- Dr Samuel Chng, Senior Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC)
- Ms Anjanaa Devi Sinthalapadi Srikanth, Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD) PhD Student
- Dr Sarah Chan, Research Fellow, LKYCIC
- Ms Francine Chan, Research Associate, LKYCIC
- Ms Cristina Nearing, Senior Research Assistant, LKYCIC & Master of Science in Urban Science, Policy and Planning (MUSPP), Class of 2023
- Ms Angela Teo, MUSPP, Class of 2021

The Young Leaders are selected from a large number of invited nominations made by senior leaders from public, private and academic sectors. The Young Leaders are from diverse sectors and will be invited to contribute to discussions on the global urban agenda, as well as to support the next generational leadership for World Cities Summit (WCS).

They participated in the Young Leaders Symposium that was held on 2 June 2024 at the WCS organised by the Centre for Liveable Cities (MND) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority. This year’s symposium explored how we can build resilience through community building and identity, and how we can use smart technologies to build resilient and inclusive communities.

SUTD’s Young Leaders are actively researching in these spaces – such as Ms Anjanaa Devi Srikanth’s research in how the accessibility of urban spaces affects how people go through them and how they ultimately use these spaces, and Dr Sarah Chan’s research in human nature interaction in cities and how technology can aid how we engage with nature.

The current Young Leaders network and alumni stand at 550+ strong across continents, with members from both public and private sectors such as Mikko Kiesiläinen, Chief Economist for the City of Helsinki, Finland, Sean Tan, Co-Founder, Insect Feed Technologies, Estibaliz Luengo Celaya, Director, International Department, Bilbao City Council, and Brice Richard, Strategic Advisory and Smart Cities Lead, Arup.

A big congrats to these young aspiring individuals!