Ian R. Taylor SMU-University of Oxford Collaboration

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A recently agreed initiative, the Ian R. Taylor SMU-University of Oxford Collaboration, will see a Visiting Fellow from Singapore Management University attached to the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies and St Antony’s College. 

The Fellowship is in honour of the memory of the Oxford alumnus, businessman and philanthropist, Ian Roper Taylor, who was an innovator, explorer, and a pioneer in his field. The Ian R. Taylor Fellow will be involved in research and education on a Southeast Asian topic, and undertake student supervision, while participating in the intellectual life at the South East Asian Centre and the wider University of Oxford.

Speaking of the Fellowship, the Head of Oxford’s Social Science Division, Tim Power has said:

This Fellowship is a fitting tribute to Ian who, throughout his career, built bridges between the UK and the South East Asia region, and was a patron for supporting talent in the region. The Visiting Fellow will continue in his legacy of bridge building through our South East Asia Centre, and will be at the forefront of scholarship on the region, facilitating a fruitful exchange of ideas between our two institutions.

In addition to the Ian R. Taylor Fellowship, the collaboration between the universities will provide opportunities for undergraduate students from SMU to attend the University of Oxford, and will also see OSGA host doctoral and post-doctoral fellows and scholars through their START Early Career Award programme.

To read more about Ian R. Taylor’s legacy and involvement with SMU please visit the Ian R. Taylor’s Memorial Fund.