SPEECHES
SELECT YEAR
Special Conferment Ceremony For the Honorary Doctor of Letters
12 JANUARY 2021
Over the course of a long and remarkable life and career, Dr Oon Chiew Seng has taken on many diverse and challenging roles. She has been variously, a pioneering medical practitioner, a social activist, a community leader and a philanthropist.
Launch Of The College Of Humanities And Sciences
08 DECEMBER 2020
A very good morning to all of you. First of all, I would like to thank our special guests Wei Lin and Ye Gang for joining us at the launch of the new College of Humanities and Sciences, and for their participation in the panel discussion on “The Future of Work”.
University Awards 2020
04 DECEMBER 2020
2020 has been marked by the Covid-19 crisis. It is said that crises can bring out the best in humanity.
NUS115 Distinguished Speaker Series
03 DECEMBER 2020
Welcome to the NUS115 Distinguished Speaker Series event. I would especially like to thank Minister Wong for taking time off his busy schedule to grace the occasion as our inaugural Speaker.
NUS BIZAD RUN 2020 & LAUNCH OF NUS115
11 JANUARY 2020
I am delighted to see the NUS community, along with members of the public, turn up with such force today in support of charity.
NUS IN 2019
16 DECEMBER 2019
2019 marks the first full year of the new leadership team taking the helm, steering NUS on our journey forward to become a leading global university, shaping the future.
NUS-NUSS Mentorship Programme Campuswide Launch
16 OCTOBER 2019
This year’s programme marks the 7th run of the highly successful NUSS-NUS Mentorship Programme.
Singapore Bicentennial Conference
30 SEPTEMBER 2019
This year is a special year for Singapore, as we commemorate the 200th year of Sir Stanford Raffles’ arrival on our shores.
Launch of the NUS-Agilent Hub for Translation & Capture Monday
19 AUGUST 2019
A very warm welcome to NUS! Thank you for joining us on this happy occasion to celebrate the launch of the NUS-Agilent Hub for Translation & Capture.
Singaporean Researchers Global Summit
06 AUGUST 2019
NUS is delighted to host this special gathering, which brings together Singaporean researchers and aspiring academics based in Singapore and around the world.
SkillsFuture Festival @ NUS 2019 Symposium
24 JULY 2019
Welcome to the SkillsFuture Festival at NUS. It is an honour and a pleasure for NUS to host this event on our campus, and to bring 12 public Institutes of Higher Learning or IHLs together.
NUS Commencement Dinner 2019 Speech
19 JULY 2019
It is wonderful to join you this evening, as the University concludes Commencement activities for 2019.
NUS Commencement 2019
11 JULY 2019
It is a wonderful privilege to join our graduating class, and families, friends and well-wishers, as we kick off this year’s Commencement ceremonies.
NUS Global Citizen Conference 2019
24 JUNE 2019
The NUS Global Citizen Conference is a forum organised by the NUS Students’ Union as a platform for participants to exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas on global issues.
University Awards 2019
28 MAY 2019
NUS is immensely proud of how you have achieved peaks of excellence in your pursuits, and how your life and work have left a deep, positive impact.
NUS IN 2018
01 JANUARY 2019
It has been an eventful and exhilarating year for NUS, with a new leadership team taking the helm.
Special Conferment Ceremony
13 NOVEMBER 2018
We bid a warm welcome to our Honorary Graduand and alumnus Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia, and our distinguished alumna, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Haji Mohd Ali, and to all our friends here from Malaysia and Singapore.
Launch of NUS Vision, Mission and Values
15 AUGUST 2018
The people of NUS form the bedrock of this University – a very special institution founded by the community, for the community; a leading global university that is shaping the future.
NUS Commencement Dinner 2018 Speech
20 JUL 2018
Witnessing the many moments of joy and celebration among graduates, families and friends, I am reminded once again, of the great impact and value our University can create, as well as the strong bonds of trust and support between the wider community and NUS.
NUS Commencement 2018
12 JUL 2018
Commencement is one of the most colourful and celebratory events on the University’s calendar. The NUS community takes great pride and pleasure in celebrating this event’s rich and distinctive history.
Launch of WIL@NUS Corporate Laboratory
19 JUN 2018
Academic-industry partnerships like the WIL@NUS Corporate Lab are important, because they enable both partners to reach new frontiers and achieve outcomes that may not be possible on their own.
University Awards 2018
14 MAY 2018
Good evening, and first, my heartiest congratulations to the award winners this evening; I am very proud of each one of you.
The 12th ISAS International Conference on South Asia
06 APRIL 2018
This conference is a good opportunity for me to reflect and present on our University’s ties and dealings in South Asia.
SERIS’ 10th Anniversary Celebration
05 APRIL 2018
We are living in a rapidly changing world, much of it brought about by techno¬logical innovations. Developments in big data analytics, digital health, autonomous vehicles, robotics, social media, cryptocurrencies, cybersecurity etc will disrupt our world and our lifestyles.
The Inaugural International Alliance of Research Universities Cybersecurity Forum
04 APRIL 2018
Cybersecurity is a very pertinent and pressing issue confronting many organisations, including universities. Concomitant to the IT revolution, the past decade has witnessed incidents when underlying information systems were being compromised.
The unveiling of the upgraded University Cultural Centre
22 MARCH 2018
The UCC, alongside the NUS Museum, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, forms a ‘cultural cluster’ on the west side of campus.
Honouring Prof Tan Chorh Chuan and Prof Tan Eng Chye
05 JANUARY 2018
I would begin by putting on record our thanks and appreciation to Chorh Chuan for being an outstanding President for the last nine years. You have, through great vision and sheer hard work, transformed NUS into a university that has become a model for others in the region and the world.
NUS at Technology, Faculty Engagement and Student Learning: Expanding Mindsets and Changing Culture in Higher Education
21 NOVEMBER 2017
The theme of the conference is a timely one, on Technology, Faculty Engagement and Student Learning: Expanding Mindsets and Changing Culture in Higher Education.
Launch of the Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Centre
20 NOVEMBER 2017
As Singapore’s flagship public university NUS strives to provide a holistic and transformative education that nurtures graduates who are innovative, able and confident to lead and serve the needs of the economy, community and society.
NUS 2017 Designing Resilience in Asia
16 AUGUST 2017
Over the past two decades, NUS has made great strides in our pursuit of academic excellence.
SSHSPH AlumNite 2017
06 JULY 2017
The Chinese tradition believes that good things come in pairs - 好事成双. The School’s AlumNite this year is particularly meaningful as we are coming together for a double celebration, to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating students, and to confer the first NUS Emeritus Professorship of Public Health to a special, esteemed and inspiring individual.
Farewell Appreciation Dinner for Mr S Dhanabalan, Chairman, NUS Business School Management Advisory Board
14 JUNE 2017
I know Mr Dhanabalan as a down-to-earth, unassuming and patient man that gave little away about his sterling reputation and contributions as one of Singapore’s most notable leaders, who had steered the country’s miraculous journey from third world to first.
NUS Launch of 50 Years of Science in Singapore
31 MAY 2017
Science is central to life and development of mankind.
NUS Teaching Academy Annual Dinner and Distinguished Lecture 2017
17 MAY 2017
The Teaching Academy has been established for some eight years now, during which it has made many contributions to enhancing the educational landscape at NUS.
NUS at the Opening Ceremony of the 2nd Singapore Cyber Security
R&D Conference (SG-CRC) 2017
21 FEBRUARY 2017
Our lives in this day and age are dominated by Information Technology.
NUS Career Fair 2017
07 FEBRUARY 2017
CFG has successfully evolved from the NUS career centre to become a first-of-its kind centre developing programmes that contribute to holistic education to equip students for successful future careers and enabling them to lead happy and meaningful lives, contributing to community and society.
Tech Experience Day
25 JANUARY 2017
Technology is omnipresent in modern day living. Children intuitively use smart phones and tablet computers, and to our NUS students, virtual reality devices, are common tools in their gaming and social media activities.
For The University Leadership Programme
For Japanese Universities
24 JANUARY 2017
With UTown, NUS had the opportunity to design and pioneer a unique residential college educational model of integrated living and learning on campus, a first in Singapore’s higher education landscape.
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