About Lee Kong Chian Professorship
The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)’s Lee Kong Chian Endowment Fund was set up with a pledge commitment by the Lee Foundation, Singapore to support the Nobel Laureates program of IAS. The Lee Foundation is a charitable foundation in Singapore which funds programmes that promote education and other philanthropic work. Its founder, Lee Kong Chian was a prominent businessman and philanthropist.
The Lee Kong Chian Endowment Fund is used to support the work and outreach of Nobel Laureates so as to inspire and raise the insights of our students, faculty and Singapore, at Nobel Laureates level. The Nobel Laureates and other distinguished visitors of similar standing who visited IAS are appointed as “Lee Kong Chian Distinguished Professors”.