List of National University of Singapore people

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.

Notable alumni



Politics and government

Academia and education

  • 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



Media and arts

Notable faculty/former faculty


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