The Master of Science in Managerial Economics and Master of Public Administration programmes offered by the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration at NTU are customised to meet the requests of the Chinese government and is expected to enable senior top-tier officials to better serve the development of the country upon completion of the course.
The biennially Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Forum provides the resources and the platform to forge meaningful and enduring ties between NTU and these alumni, many of whom have made significant contributions to China and form an influential group of decision-makers, gate-keepers and key officials.
Each forum focuses on a specific theme and features a panel of renowned experts from China, Singapore and overseas to share their experiences and insights, the latest dynamics in their respective fields, as well as the results of their frontier research.
The inaugural forum in 2008 themed “Sustainable Development: Economic, Social and Government Policy” was held in Tianjin, city of the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city project. The second forum was held in Beijing in 2011 in conjunction with the reunion for alumni from classes 1999 to 2006, and was themed “Sustainability in the 21st Century: Strategies for Economic and Social Development”. The 2013 forum, themed “Food Security & Safety: Challenges of the 21st Century “, was held in Changchun, where the Sino-Singapore Jilin Food Zone is situated.
The Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Fund has made possible these programmes, and for them to grow and nurture in perpetuity. The Fund has impacted and will continue to impact the University’s and the country’s development, as well as the pursuit of strategic technological innovation. It will also continue to play an important role in forging and strengthening ties with the emerging elite government officials from China to ensure the future economic prosperity of Singapore.