The role of the international Academic Advisory Panel
It looks at international and strategy and the university in a wider sense. QAFU looks at the operations of the university in a more functional sense. I think probably a couple of the comments I was making about QAFU really drifted into a mental set on the international panel. But the QAFU, it fits into a model that you find in most universities, I think in Australia it’s even called QAFU, again in Hong Kong, a similar operation in the UK. QAFU is looking at the quality of what is it that the university is doing. The international panel—which is a bit more unique to Singapore, I don’t see that in other universities so much—I think it has a wider view, its membership comes from a wider area across the academic globe. But in principle, they’re both doing the same thing—it’s an external body that is providing input in the interest of quality and good development for the university.