Published on: 28-Aug-2019
13-Sep-2019 - 28-Sep-2019 0900hrs - 1700hrs
VENUE: Market Place @ North Spine, NTU Singapore
50 Nanyang Avenue S(639798)
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Lee Wee Nam Library, 50 Nanyang Avenue, North Spine 3, Level 4, Singapore 639798, www.ntu.edu.sg/library
NTU Library is organising an exhibition titled Lee Wee Nam: Life and Times of a Philanthropist
In 2001, Lee Wee Nam’s family donated $10 million to the Nanyang Technological University 21st Century Fund. This was the largest private sector donation to NTU and it was a major boost to the then newly formed NTU School of Biological Sciences, marking the first step towards the establishment of a medical school in NTU.
In honour of the generous donation, which established the Lee Wee Nam Professorship in Life Sciences, Library 1 was renamed the Lee Wee Nam Library.
In 2007, the Lee family donated another $5 million for the establishment of the Lee Wee Nam Science and Technology Library Collection Endowment Fund.
This exhibition is a tribute to the man who inspired these generous donations.
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