A renal physician by training, Prof Tan was appointed President in December 2008. He served previously as Provost and Senior Deputy President. For leisure, Prof Tan enjoys drawing Chinese landscape paintings of scenery from his trekking trips around the world.

Our focus will centre on nurturing future-ready graduates, enhancing our research's translational impact and making NUS Asia's most vibrant university enterprise ecosystem. Our goal? More distinctive, high-impact value for Singapore and the world.

Professor Tan Chorh Chuan was appointed President of the National University of Singapore in December 2008. He concurrently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the National University Health System... read full bio

State of the University Address

The State of the University Address is an annual event where NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan shares with the NUS community
his thoughts on the strategic directions for the University.

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Commencement Dinner 2016

Just the other day, my wife Evelyn and I were joking about how trekking crews in different parts of the world "treated" us at the end of a difficult day's walk.

15 July 2016


Commencement Speech 2016

It is always a special privilege to be among the first to formally congratulate our graduating students. So to the Class of 2016, well done and my very heartiest congratulations!

7 July 2016

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NUS Commencement Ceremony 2016


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