The Impact of SMU
Well, one observation is I detect distinct respect from NUS and NTU. When I arrived they had nothing but disdain. And I'm sure some of them probably, if they'd ever heard of me, wondered what on earth I was doing here. So I think that's changed, and the continuing success of SMU and the undergraduate programme. And frankly to be honest with you, I think the other thing that's been brilliant about this strategy is that, unleashing a management university downtown like this, with the sort of creative way where people have to participate and, the innovations that were done, have unleashed the creative forces at the other two universities, which is exactly what they had in mind. And frankly, in some ways, even though they put a lot of money in it, they actually got this deal for cheap, because they did it smart.