Issue 105, December 2011
Reaching out to alumni in Hainan
NTU launches its newest chapter in Hainan province, China

A tropical coastal province crowned ‘China’s Hawaii’, Hainan is China's southernmost and youngest province.

NTU has to-date, around 100 alumni in Hainan, China. To further strengthen their ties amongst one another and create a common platform for networking and collaboration, alumni in Hainan, led by Ms Fu Junli (MPA/2006), had been working hard to establish an alumni association.

On 11 Dec 2011, NTU senior management, distinguished guests and alumni representatives from various alumni associations in China, came together at the HNA Grand Hotel Mingguang Haikou, Hainan, to witness the official launch of NTU Alumni Association (Hainan).

Amongst them were: His Excellency Mr Ang Chay Chuan, Singapore Consul-General in Guangzhou; Professor Er Meng Hwa, NTU’s Vice President (International Affairs); Mr Chew Kheng Chuan, Chief University Advancement Officer; Associate Professor Tan Kok Hui, Associate Dean (China Programmes), Nanyang Business School; and Mr Soon Min Yam, Director of Alumni Affairs.

“We hope that all alumni in Hainan will continue to support the development of their alma mater, and work together to achieve its goal for 2015 – the 60th anniversary of the University,” said Prof Er during his speech. Under the strategic plan of ‘NTU 2015’, the University aims to scale the ‘Five Peaks of Excellence’ in the areas of Sustainable Earth, Future Healthcare, New Media, New Silk Road and Innovation Asia.

Dr Liu Yunhua, Deputy Director, Nanyang Centre for Public Administration, was also invited to address ‘The Post-Crisis Era: Economic Development in China and Opportunities and Challenges for Hainan’s Development’ at a forum prior to the launch.

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