Published on 06 Jun 2022

Prof Subra Suresh to step down as President of NTU Singapore in December

Professor Subra Suresh today announced that he will step down as President of NTU Singapore at the end of December 2022 after five years at the helm of NTU.

In his email message to the campus community, Prof Suresh said: “The lingering effects of a global pandemic have precluded my immediate and close-knit family, like so many others separated across continents, from coming together over a protracted time, even for significant family life events. The much-anticipated recent news of the arrival of our first grandchild later this year and a strong desire to be in closer geographical proximity as a family have convinced my wife Mary and me to return to the United States sooner than we had originally envisioned.”

“At this time of reflection, there have been so many accomplishments by all of you, our faculty, staff, students, and our leadership team, during the past few years in which I take great pride. I will leave knowing that NTU is a world leader taking its rightful place among the top Universities of the world. Together we have strengthened NTU’s foundation which my successor will be able to build on.”

In her university-wide message, Ms Goh Swee Chen, Chair of the NTU Board of Trustees, thanked Professor Suresh for his contributions and achievements. She said: “During Subra’s tenure, he further established NTU as a top global University, broadening affiliations and expanding collaborations with major academic institutions and industry players internationally. Under his leadership, Subra and his team introduced curriculum innovations and digital technologies, offering a top quality education to our students. NTU has made progress over the last three decades and Subra’s vision for higher learning will continue this momentum.”

She announced that a search committee will be launched shortly to identify Professor Suresh’s successor.

For NTU Board Chair Ms Goh Swee Chen’s message to the NTU community, click here.

For NTU President Prof Subra Suresh’s message to the NTU community, click here.

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