Published on 11 Aug 2021

Singapore’s National Day: NCPA Director Prof Liu Hong honoured with the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in National Day Awards 2021


On the morning of 9 August 2021, Singapore held a ceremonial parade marking its 56th year of independence. The nation declared its determination and courage to work together and move forward in adversity.

In the list of National Day Awards recipients announced on the same day, Professor Liu Hong, Director of Nanyang Centre for Public Administration (NCPA), was honoured with the Public Administration Medal (Silver).   


Prof Liu Hong is currently Tan Lark Sye Chair Professor of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University. He is also Director of Nanyang Centre for Public Administration, Executive Director of the Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship Programme and Chairman of Nanyang Venture Consulting (Shanghai/Beijing) Co. Ltd. (a company wholly owned by NTU) since 2014. Prof Liu was previously Chair of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (2011-2017) and Chair of the School of Social Sciences (2017-2020). 

As a scholar, Prof Liu has published more than 100 academic articles and more than 20 monographs. He has a number of forthcoming books including The Political Economy of Transnational Governance in Asia (London: Routledge, 2022).

In 2019, Prof Liu was awarded the Service to Education Award by Singapore’s Ministry of Education, in recognition of his six years of voluntary service and contribution as a member of Bukit Panjang Primary School’s Advisory and Management Committee.

Prof Liu said that he was deeply honoured to receive the Public Administration Medal (Silver) on Singapore's National Day. He would like to thank the Ministry of Education, senior management of NTU and College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, colleagues from the School of Social Sciences, students and alumni for their encouragement, and in particular, the support and dedication from colleagues at NCPA. Prof Liu felt that this medal is both the result of the hard work made by every colleague in NCPA, and a recognition of NCPA’s accomplishments. He looks forward to receiving the medal from President Halimah Yacob.

Heartfelt congratulations to Prof Liu Hong from all colleagues in NCPA!