List of National University of Singapore people

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The National University of Singapore has produced numerous notable alumni including 5 Singapore Presidents and Prime Ministers. This list included those who attended or graduated from the predecessor institutions: King Edward VII College of Medicine, Raffles College and the University of Singapore.

Alumnus Goh Chok Tong Singapore's second Prime Minister.
Alumnus Tony Tan (Singaporean president) Singapore's seventh President.
Alumnus S. R. Nathan Singapore's sixth and longest-serving President.
Alumnus Mahathir Mohamad 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Alumna Margaret Chan Director-General of the World Health Organization.
Alumnus Kishore Mahbubani Former President of the United Nations Security Council.
Alumna Ho Ching Chief Executive Officer of Temasek Holdings and the wife of the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong.

Notable alumni[edit]



Politics and government[edit]

Academia and education[edit]

  • Louis Chen Hsiao Yun - Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor, National University of Singapore
  • Colin Cheong - Writer, Teacher
  • Freddy Boey - Deputy President and Provost of Nanyang Technological University
  • Harry Aveling - Australian scholar, translator and teacher
  • Kishore Mahbubani - Current Dean of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Former President of United Nation's Security Council[12]
  • Mary W. S. Wong - Professor at the Franklin Pierce Law Center at the University of New Hampshire
  • Nam-Hai Chua - Andrew W. Mellon Professor at Rockefeller University[13]
  • Ngiam Tee Liang - Head, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore
  • Simon Tay - Singaporean professor, author, and former nominated member of Parliament
  • Su Guaning - President Emeritus of Nanyang Technological University
  • Teck-Hua Ho - William Halford Jr. Family Professor of Marketing, and the Chair of the Marketing Department at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Tan Cheng Han - Former Dean of Faculty of Law at National University of Singapore
  • Tan Chorh Chuan - President of National University of Singapore
  • Tan Eng Chye - Provost at National University of Singapore[14]
  • Wang Gungwu - Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong
  • Yoke San Reynolds - Former Vice-President of Finance for University of Virginia and Cornell University [15]

Medicine and sciences[edit]



Media and arts[edit]

Notable faculty/former faculty[edit]

Kofi Annan National University Singapore's first Li Ka Shing Professor.[21]


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