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Official inauguration of NUS Xiamen Alumni Chapter

18 Sep 2013

Flanked by lion dancers at the inauguration ceremony were (from left) Prof Tan, Assoc Prof Wang and Assoc Prof Savage

Amid the festive beating of drums and prancing lion dancers, the latest NUS Overseas Alumni Chapter in Xiamen, China was officially inaugurated on 14 September 2013.

The special occasion was graced by Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, NUS President; Mr Loh Tuck Keat (Arts and Social Sciences ’94), Singapore Consul-General in Xiamen; Professor Zhu Chongshi, President of Xiamen University; Associate Professor Victor R Savage, Director of the NUS Office of Alumni Relations; Chinese officials of Xiamen City/Fujian Province; and more than 80 NUS Xiamen alumni.

As the first regional alumni association in Southeast China,the Xiamen Alumni Chapter marks the fifth NUS Overseas Alumni Chapter in the country. The others are in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Hong Kong.

During her welcome address, Chairperson of the Xiamen Alumni Chapter Associate Professor Wang Hui-Qiong (Science ’01) thanked former NUS Alumni Advisory Board Member Mr Harry Chan for proposing setting up the Chapter in her hometown. She expressed her deep sense of pride in being an NUS alumnus and called upon fellow alumni to stay connected to their alma mater.  

In his speech, Prof Tan highlighted the latest developments and successes of NUS. He noted in particular that NUS and Xiamen University have established a good foundation for cooperation and hoped that both universities will continue to collaborate in areas such as new energy, life sciences and sustainable development. He encouraged all alumni to make use of the newly established Chapter as a platform for mutual exchange and learning, as well as for maintaining their ties with the University.

By NUS Office of Alumni Relations