Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences and Graduate colleges. Its medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, was established jointly with Imperial College London. NTU is also home to the National Institute of Education, the sole teacher training institute in Singapore. Ranked among the world’s top universities by QS, NTU has been placed the world’s top young university for the past six years.

NTU is committed to providing a quality higher education experience, where students from different disciplines can engage in interdisciplinary learning, and be equipped with future-ready skills to solve complex real-world problems. NTU’s pedagogy-driven learning environment is underpinned by the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning, aligning programmes and courses to Outcomes-Based Teaching and Learning principles, having a research-driven approach to curriculum evaluation, encouraging more authentic assessment practices, and using blended learning which combines online learning and face-to-face interaction. NTU recently introduced a new initiative which allows students to take selected courses offered on MOOC platforms such as Coursera, edX and FutureLearn.

Representatives on Board & Executive Committee

Ho Teck Hua

President of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Board member, Global MOOC Alliance

Professor Ho Teck Hua, a prominent behavioural scientist and academic, is the fifth President of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU), where he is a Distinguished University Professor. He is also the founding Executive Chairman of AI Singapore (AISG) and President of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore.

He spent two decades as an academic in the business schools of three renowned universities in the United States and returned to Singapore in 2015 as the first awardee of the Singapore National Research Foundation’s Returning Singaporean Scientists Scheme


Deputy President and Provost, Nanyang Technological University
President’s Chair in Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University
Executive Committee member, Global MOOC Alliance

Professor Ling is Deputy President and Provost at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Currently the President’s Chair in Mathematical Sciences, he joined NTU Singapore in 2005 as the Founding Head of Division of Mathematical Sciences in the School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), after 13 years at the National University of Singapore. He has previously been Chair of SPMS and Dean, College of Science, at NTU Singapore.

Professor Ling obtained his BA and MA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, and PhD in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. The honours he has received include: the Singapore National Science Award (Team) (2003), Singapore Public Administration Medal (Silver) (2013), and Fellowship of the Singapore National Academy of Science (2014).

Specialising in applications of algebra and number theory to coding theory and cryptography, Professor Ling has published more than 200 papers and 2 textbooks.

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