Published on 01 Apr 2021

Two WKWSCI faculty members appointed to named chair professorships at NTU

Two Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) faculty members were among 26 who have been appointed to new name chair professorships at NTU, assuming their roles with effect from 1 April 2021.

The new appointments were announced by NTU President and Distinguished University Professor Subra Suresh and NTU Deputy President and Provost Professor Ling San via email on 31 March 2021.

“The remarkable accomplishments of our faculty in research, education and innovation have benefitted pedagogy, knowledge creation, industry and society. They have also contributed significantly to NTU’s continued and impressive rise as a high-impact and internationally-recognised university.

Named chair professorships recognise the achievements of early-career, mid-career and senior faculty colleagues. They serve as an important tool to attract, nurture and retain outstanding faculty at different stages of their academic careers.”

These appointments follow the initiative announced in 2019 with 50 named faculty chair professorships and is part of the university’s plan to create up to 100 new term chair professorships over five years to recognize faculty members who contribute in many ways to advance NTU. 

Full Professor Chairs

May Oo Lwin, President’s Chair in Communication Studies

Theng Yin Leng, President’s Chair in Information Studies