In 1975, the National University of Singapore (NUS), then known as the University of Singapore, received a gift from the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) to establish the Tan Chin Tuan Professorship in Banking and Finance. This endowed professorship, which commemorates Tan Sri Dr Tan Chin Tuan’s 50 years of service to OCBC, is the University’s first named professorship.
Since then, NUS has benefited from named professorships which have been made possible by benefactors. Named professorships play an instrumental role in advancing NUS. Today, the University is one of the top universities in Asia, and among the top 25 in the world.