More than 10,600 in the Class of 2022 will mark a new chapter in their lives, as they graduate from NTU at this year’s Convocation ceremonies.
A highlight of NTU’s annual calendar, this year’s Convocation will see graduands donning their gowns in 25 ceremonies held from 20 July to 30 July.
Among those at the first convocation ceremony held on 20 July was the inaugural batch of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence graduates.
The double major degree programme, one of the University’s many interdisciplinary programmes, was introduced to meet the growing demand for digital skills in the 4th Industrial Revolution. Rolled out in 2018, this joint programme by the School of Computer Science and Engineering and the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences was named by Forbes in 2020 as one of the Top 10 data science programmes in the world.
NTU also conferred an honorary doctorate on well-recognised Swedish business leader Mr Marcus Wallenberg for his contributions to NTU and Singapore. Through the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Mr Wallenberg established a major partnership with NTU in 2018 to nurture young scholars through the Wallenberg-NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowships.
NTU is only the third university in the world and the first in Asia to be chosen for such collaboration aimed at supporting young scholars.
In his address to the Class of 2022, NTU President Professor Subra Suresh urged them to always contemplate, cultivate, and elevate their global and historical perspective with patience and compassion.
He said: “You have demonstrated remarkable resilience and innovation in overcoming formidable challenges, and we are immensely proud of what you have achieved.”