Nanyang Alumni Awards 2023
Twenty-six outstanding alumni were honoured at this year’s Nanyang Alumni Awards. They received their awards on 17 November, from NTU President Professor Ho Teck Hua, NTU Board Member and Chairman of Alumni and Development Committee Mr Lo Kien Foh, and NTU Associate Provost (Alumni) Professor Ooi Kim Tiow.
The highest honour this year was bestowed on Tan Sri Dato' Seri Mohd Zuki bin Ali (NBS/1999), the Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia.
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NTU Alumni Homecoming 2023
NTU welcomed more than 1,300 alumni and their guests during Homecoming 2023 held at Gaia, the newest sustainability icon on campus. Participants enjoyed carnival activities, watched stage performances, toured the campus on an open-top bus, and attended a fireside chat with NTU President, Professor Ho Teck Hua. An event highlight was when alumnus Johnny Widodo set an NTU record by pulling a 45-seater bus.
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NTU Alumni Regional Conference 2023
Held on 26 August 2023 in Jakarta, the first Alumni Regional Conference gathered participants, comprising Indonesian startup founders, venture capitalists, and government representatives to exchange views on pertinent business topics and network with over 200 other alumni and invited industry partners from the ASEAN region.
NTU Convocation 2023
NTU Singapore celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2023 across 23 Convocation ceremonies held from 19 to 28 July, where close to 10,700 new graduates joined the NTU alumni family. The first ceremony marked the inauguration of Professor Ho Teck Hua as the fifth President of NTU.
We Belong 2023
The We Belong 2023 campaign concluded on 31 March, thanks to the dedicated efforts and contributions of NTU alumni, students, faculty, staff, and patrons who volunteered their time and talent to support NTU. This fundraising and volunteering initiative was first launched in 2022 in commemoration of NTU's 30th anniversary.
During NTU Service Week (25 February to 4 March), over 900 volunteers participated in more than 100 community service projects, both in Singapore and overseas.
Additionally, the Best Foot Forward (3 February to 31 March) virtual run saw the enthusiastic involvement of 1,000 participants who contributed their efforts to fundraise for the We Belong campaign.
Culminating in NTU Giving Day on 23 March, We Belong 2023 raised more than S$1 million for five key causes - the NTU Bursary Fund, NTU Priorities Fund, NTU Sustainability Fund, School Advancement Funds, and NTU Wellbeing Fund.
Nanyang Alumni Awards 2022
Congratulating the awardees, Minister Masagos, who is also an NTU alumnus, said: “The Nanyang Alumni Awards recognise the exemplary achievements of NTU Alumni in their field of specialisation. The awardees today are no exception. I am heartened to see many of our alumni contributing to Singapore’s societal progress. You have distinguished yourselves through your achievements, excellence and service in your respective fields and industries - contributing significantly to the betterment of the University, the community and the country.”
Among the recipients were Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and National Development, and Prof Tan Oon Seng, the Centre Director of Centre for Research in Child Development at the National Institute of Education (NIE), who received the highest honour of Nanyang Distinguished Alumni Award.
NTU Alumni Homecoming 2022
More than 1,200 alumni and their families attended the long-awaited NTU Alumni Homecoming on 15 October 2022, the largest alumni event since the pandemic.
For the first time, Homecoming was held outdoors at NTU’s rejuvenated Yunnan Garden, where participants enjoyed carnival activities and an enchanting night light display, besides attending networking events and experiential workshops.
The open-top bus tours proved to be a hit, as alumni and guests admired the views of one of the most beautiful campuses in the world.
Watch the event highlight and the 360-degree open top bus tour videos.
NTU Singapore-India Dialogue Session 2022
To facilitate an exchange of ideas for collaboration, NTU Singapore hosted the first-ever NTU Singapore-India Dialogue session on 21 August 2022. The event explored the critical themes of the transformation of education, research, and innovation in a post-pandemic world, and how Singapore and India could further strengthen the collaboration in the area of technopreneurship. More than 200 dignitaries, including prominent business and government leaders, academics, and distinguished NTU alumni, attended the event held at The Leela Palace Hotel, Bengaluru, India.
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We Belong 2022
We Belong was a resounding success, bringing together the OneNTU community for community work and fundraising. It generated over 3,300 hours of volunteer activity and raised more than S$1.1 million from over 4,000 donors, for various University causes. Held in the first quarter of 2022, the campaign encouraged the NTU family to give back to the community through volunteer service and fundraising.
"The NTU We Belong campaign has been all about participation and togetherness," said Ms Lien Siaou-Sze, Vice President for University Advancement. "The NTU community has shown its pride in the University, and helped to advance the remarkable work being done by our students, alumni, faculty, and staff in Singapore and beyond."
The campaign’s final signature event, NTU Giving Day, was held on 23 March, which marked the culmination of the inaugural We Belong campaign organised as we celebrate NTU’s 30th anniversary. The 12-hour hybrid event brought together the entire OneNTU community to celebrate the impact of giving and support critical causes of the University: the NTU Bursary Fund, NTU Priorities Fund, NTU Sustainability Fund and School Advancement Funds.
NTU Service Week 2022
The inaugural NTU Service Week that ended on 29 January saw about 600 members of the OneNTU community volunteer for over 60 service initiatives. Together, their efforts benefitted close to 6,000 beneficiaries.
Be inspired by the OneNTU volunteers who helped to uplift communities in Singapore and overseas by supporting the four NTU Service Week causes of Digital Inclusion, Health and Well-being, Social Welfare and Sustainability.
NTU Alumni Homecoming 2021
For the first time at any NTU Alumni Homecoming event, all four NTU Presidents – past and present – Professors Cham Tao Soon, Su Guaning, Bertil Andersson and Subra Suresh took to the stage together to answer audience questions during
the Ask Me Now forum at this year’s Homecoming on 4 December.
Moderated by NIE Director Professor Christine Goh, the session featured the panelists speaking on their varied experiences as Presidents of NTU during their respective leadership periods, and their aspirations for the University. View the recording here.
This year’s Homecoming also featured an Alumni Masterclass with CEO of Sunseap Group alumnus Mr Frank Phuan (MSE/2001) who spoke about solar energy and its future trends. Amongst some of the Schools’ programmes, the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering celebrated their 40th anniversary with the launch of a commemorative book, while the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering presented awards to their outstanding alumni. The event concluded with a guided tour of the rejuvenated Yunnan Garden.
Nanyang Alumni Awards 2020 & 2021 Presentation Ceremony
Seventy-one outstanding NTU alumni were presented with the 2020 and 2021 Nanyang Alumni Awards on 23 October 2021 at an in-person ceremony with Minister for Education Mr Chan Chun Sing.
Among recipients of the Nanyang Distinguished Alumni Award – the highest honour bestowed on the University’s alumni – were Indonesia’s Minister of Home Affairs Dr Muhammad Tito Karnavian and renowned local calligrapher Professor Tan Siah Kwee.