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NTU launches book on its history penned by founding president Cham Tao Soon

Published on Apr 7, 2014 5:04 PM

The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) launched on Monday a book charting the story of its predecessor, the Nanyang Technological Institute (NTI).

The book is a first-hand account of the institution's growth by its first president, Professor Emeritus Cham Tao Soon, who headed NTU for 22 years.

Prof Cham oversaw the development of the institution from when it was set up in 1981. In 1991, it became NTU, a full-fledged university.

Prof Cham said: "My story is meant to be as truthful as possible, with parts of it on how I dealt with bureaucracy, Nanyang University alumni and other stakeholders... This wasn't just a project to start a technological university, but also part of a solution to address the economic and political challenges of the time."

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