Title Legacy of Excellence

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.

Named professorships enable NUS to attract world-renowned faculty who push the boundaries of knowledge through their innovation, thought leadership and transformative research. The presence of eminent academics enriches the intellectual vibrancy of our campus and brings NUS to the next level of excellence. These professors engage in trailblazing research, creating new knowledge and discoveries. They teach, inspire and challenge our students, who are tomorrow’s leaders and change-makers.

As Singapore celebrates 50 years of independence, NUS is marking 110 years since we first opened our doors as a humble medical school, established through the philanthropic support of the community, for the community. We reflect on and celebrate the exhilarating journey of growth, development and progress. Looking ahead, we will position ourselves well for a future in which we will scale greater heights of excellence in education, scholarship and research, and serve the community with distinction.

Professor Tan Eng Chye ’85


The contents of the links above have been reproduced from the NUS Publication “A Legacy of Excellence: Named Professorships 2015”. NUS would like to thank all those who have made these articles possible by giving their time, their stories, their mementoes and their photographs.