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Milestones


1992

NTU launched the first overseas Executive Training Programme for Chinese officials.



1998

Launch of first Master of Science in Managerial Economics (MME) in Chinese, targeting on the Chinese government officials, [i.e., the “Mayors’ Class”].



1999

NTU became the first university in Singapore that was certified by China’s State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs to conduct executive trainings for Chinese government officials and professionals.



2005

Launch of Master in Public Administration (MPA) in Chinese [i.e., the “Mayors’ Class”].



2006

NTU held its first China Convocation in Beidaihe, Hebei Province.



2007

Launch of Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship Programme.



2009

Opening of the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration (NCPA).



2010

Total of students graduating from “Mayors’ Class” exceeded 1,000, while Executive Training Programmes participants reached the 10,000 mark.


Launch of Lien Ying Chow Legacy Distinguished Fellowship Programme.



2011

“Mayors’ Class” received Business China Enterprise Award.


Launch of the first Executive Development Programme (EDP) for senior government officials from Southeast Asian country (Vietnam).



2012

NTU celebrated the 20th anniversary of training Chinese government officials.



2014

NCPA became the first base in Asia for the Executive Programme on Higher Education for the Chinese university administration officials commissioned by China Scholarship Council.



2015

NCPA launched English Master of Public Administration programme.


Master of Arts in Contemporary China programme was incorporated into NCPA upon its 10th anniversary.



2016

MME November-intake launched, targeting on fresh graduates from top universities.


NCPA has run EDPs for six Southeast Asian countries (i.e, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, the Philippines, Laos, and Malaysia), with the total of EDP participants exceeding the 1000 mark.  



2017

Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship received Business China Enterprise Award.


NCPA celebrated 25th anniversary of development, as well as the 10th anniversary of Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship.


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