Issue 115, October 2012
Celebration in an ancient capital
The University’s China Convocation held in the city of Nanjing welcomed 326 graduates into the NTU alumni family

Graduates from six China-focussed programmes received their degree certificates at the China Convocation ceremony, an important platform connecting graduates in China to NTU. The platform also promotes educational communication and cooperation between Singapore and China.

Mr Koh Boon Hwee, Chairman of the NTU Board of Trustees, presided over the ceremony. In attendance were Ms Lien Siaou-Sze and Mr Inderjit Singh, members of the NTU Board of Trustees and also NTU senior management, including Professor Bertil Andersson, NTU President, Professor Er Meng Hwa, NTU Vice President for International Affairs, Professor Stephen Kevin Smith, NTU Vice President for Research, alumni and guests. Also present was Mr Chi Chiew Sum, Deputy Consul-General of Consulate General of the Republic of Singapore in Shanghai.  

An Alumni Talk and Alumni Get-together Dinner were also held after the convocation ceremony. Professor Wee Chow How, Head of the Marketing and International Business Division at NTU’s Nanyang Business School, gave a talk titled ‘Sun Zi Bingfa and Applications to Strategic Management’, in which he shared how current business situations may be analysed, using the teachings of Sun Zi.

In his welcome address, Mr Koh congratulated the alumni for their academic accomplishments and encouraged them to stay connected with their alma mater through the alumni associations in China. He highlighted that NTU alumni’s future success will strengthen the University’s reputation, just as how the University’s achievements in education and research will enhance the prestige of their NTU degree certificates.

Amongst the graduates this year were 16 Jiangsu officials from NTU’s renowned Master of Science in Managerial Economics (MME) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) programmes, also popularly known as the ‘Mayors’ Class’. Top Chinese officials attending these programmes are often earmarked to become future mayors in China.

More than 300 alumni and guests attended the China Convocation ceremony held on 29 September.

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