Read inspiring stories of fellow alumni and catch up on what's happening in NTU.
Resilience and grit: stories from the Class of 2021
Three outstanding Class of 2021 graduates who demonstrated grit in the face of challenges and took opportunities in NTU to develop their skillset, describe how their university life has enriched their learning and their aspirations for the future.
Thirteen weeks of giving back
This July, engineering alumnus Mr Leong Sang Khim (Class of 1986) rallied fellow alumni to start up a Food Bank in Melaka. Together with Mr Tan Puay Tong (Class of 1986) and a team of volunteers, they have distributed more than 5,000 food packs to needy families in 13 weeks.
Taking the plunge and making waves
Some conquer on land, while others underwater. Two NTU alumni - freediver Lim Anqi and underwater rugby player Foo Zi Xiang - who are making waves here and abroad in less mainstream underwater sports, give us a glimpse of what it is like to go down under.
Finding their career niche
Four NTU alumni in unconventional careers - a fraud investigator, an urban farmer, a flavour scientist and a white hat hacker - tell us about their roles and what they love about their extraordinary jobs.
Bringing pictures to life in “The Road Ahead”
Singapore’s 2021 NDP theme song “The Road Ahead” music video was masterfully produced by Finding Pictures – the animation studio founded by ADM alumni Andre Quek and Mark Wee. In this story, Andre shares a glimpse of the creative process.
Stars of service
Congratulations to the 1,188 alumni receiving a National Day Award this year in recognition of their various forms of merit and service to Singapore. Three recipients from different walks of life share their journeys and sources of inspiration.
Giving a voice to a special community
A simple message: Things will get better. Watch this animation by NTU alumna Khoo Siew May (ADM/2014) and her teammate Jay Septimo that spread positive messages at the peak of the pandemic last year.
Calling NTU alumni: Will you chip in?
Members of the NTU community asked to donate their used laptops and accessories, or contribute their own time and expertise towards the University’s various volunteering programmes.
From Team NTU to Team Singapore
Two NTU alumni, para-powerlifter Nur’Aini Mohamad Yasli (SSS/2017) and para-archer Nur Syahidah Alim (WKWSCI/2013) will be flying Singapore’s flag high at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Extraordinary women, inspiring journeys
Three alumnae were recognised in the inaugural 2021: Singapore 40-over-40 Inspiring Women Awards that celebrate the achievements of 40 women in their respective careers. We learn about their journeys and what makes them extraordinary.
NTU alumni showcase award-winning entrepreneurial spirit
Two startups founded by NTU alumni won at the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) Singapore held in June 2021. The third edition of the EWC saw more than 100 local startups competing for three National Champion titles, and the chance to compete in the Global Finals later this year.
The tinkerer now building communities
MAE alumna Vivian Lim is an accomplished entrepreneur who wants to inspire social good through community building. A 2019 Obama Foundation Asia-Pacific Leader and 2020 Generation T Asia honouree, Vivian shares how her NTU education shaped her into the community builder she is today.
Passionate about the product of logistics
Recently named in the e27 Luminaries List, NBS alumnus Mr Lee Chee Meng (Class of 2013), Co-COO of logistics tech firm Pickupp, tells us about the challenges he faces leading a team of 50, and the belief he holds that keeps him going forward.
A caring OneNTU community
NTU staff, students and alumni are giving back to local communities through a new series of volunteering programmes facilitated by the University Advancement Office.
Upskill and reskill with your course credits
Alumni can use their NTU Alumni Course Credits (worth up to S$3,200) to offset fees for NTU’s professional development courses that will help them gain in-demand skills or enhance existing ones. Alumni Malcolm Toh and Teh Xiu Yi share how the Bonus Course Credits for undergraduate Class of 2020 have helped them upskill for their jobs.
NTU’s young trailblazers
The 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 recognises 900 young disruptors, entrepreneurs and leaders in countries across the globe. We speak to four of NTU’s alumni honourees to learn about their inspirations and challenges on their journeys so far.
Extending a helping hand overseas
The Singapore Universities Mission Oxygen (SUMO) drive initiated by EEE alumnus Mr Rahul Singh is a crowdfunding campaign to source oxygen concentrators for India from overseas suppliers. Rahul shares what inspired him and the challenges his team faced.
A holistic approach to managing the “Three Highs”
Nantah alumnus and TCM physician Mr Fong Cheng Ek (Arts/1970) shares some simple TCM health tips to manage high blood pressure, blood sugar and blood cholesterol.
Sakura blooms on campus
Spring has arrived in NTU with pink trumpet flowers in full bloom across the campus. Check out some instaworthy photos reminiscent of the Sakura season in Japan.
Paying tribute to our everyday heroes
NTU alumna Audrey Ng’s art installation at the North Spine highlights the everyday heroes we often take for granted.
Introducing virtual reality to dementia patients
Meet modern-day hero and ADM alumnus, Eugene Soh, who is helping patients cope with dementia using VR technology.
Abandoned bikes put to good use in Myanmar to help poor students
NTU alumnus Mike Than shares how he hopes to empower students in developing countries to go to school by gifting them bicycles from failing bike-sharing companies.
Defenders of cyberspace
How one alumnus found his mission to develop talents to help secure our cyberspace.