In an increasingly dynamic job environment, the need for NTU students to maintain a competitive edge in the workplace remains more prevalent than ever today.
Recognising this need, philanthropist Mrs Margaret Lien, wife of the late banker, hotelier and philanthropist Dr Lien Ying Chow, made a S$12 million gift in 2013 to establish the Margaret Lien Centre for Professional Success (MLCPS) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). With 1.5 times government matching, the total endowed funding for the MLCPS amounted to S$30 million.
Through the participation of compulsory and holistic programmes offered by the Centre, the MLCPS aims to have each NTU student complete their educational journey with a set of moral values and personal skills that would set them apart when they join the workforce and community as contributing citizens of the world.
Aside from setting up the MLCPS, Mrs Lien was also personally involved in Lien Foundation’s first few water and sanitary projects in rural communities in China, going into the field to witness the impact of its philanthropic work.
For her passion and active support for promoting and raising the standard of education and living in the community, the University conferred Mrs Lien an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters during the first Convocation ceremony in 2019.