LKY School celebrates commencement in Beijing

Prof Tan congratulated graduates of the LKY School and highlighted the strong Singapore-China ties in his speech at the forum

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY School) at NUS held its Graduate Presentation Ceremony in Beijing, China for the first time on 21 April. 

The ceremony was attended by NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye, Acting Dean of LKY School Professor Danny Quah and Dean of NUS Business Professor Bernard Yeung, along with scores of alumni from four of LKY School’s graduate programmes — Master in Public Policy; Master in Public Administration; Master in Public Management; and Master in Public Administration and Management (MPAM), a collaboration with NUS Business. The LKY School has more than 700 alumni based in China and the special commencement ceremony was a welcome treat for those who had not been able to attend the ceremony in Singapore.

A forum on “40 Years of China’s Economic Reform” followed the ceremony, during which panellists Prof Quah; Professor Chen Kang, Director (MPAM and Chinese Executive Education) and Visiting Professor at LKY School; and Professor Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS engaged in a dialogue on China’s experiences and future opportunities in an era of unprecedented change and disruption, moderated by Associate Professor Gu Qingyang, Director (Chinese Executive Education) at LKY School.

Prof Tan also delivered a speech at the forum, highlighting the strong Singapore-China ties forged through various joint initiatives, such as the NUS-Tsinghua Extreme Search Centre, the NUS (Suzhou) Research Institute, and BLOCK71 Suzhou