Professor Tan Eng Chye is the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) 5th President and the 23rd leader to head Singapore’s oldest higher education institution, which traces its roots to a modest medical school founded in 1905.
Professor Tan obtained his Bachelor in Mathematics at NUS and his PhD at Yale University. He joined NUS as a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics in 1985. Professor Tan’s research interests are in the Representation Theory of Lie Groups and Lie Algebras, and Invariant Theory and Algebraic Combinatorics.
Professor Tan was a pioneer architect of the current academic system in NUS, and has seeded many initiatives such as the Special Programme in Science, University Scholars Programme, University Town Residential College Programme, Grade-free Scheme, Technology-enhanced Education, etc.