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President Tan conferred honorary doctorate by University of Adelaide

Published on Jun 17, 2014 5:01 PM
 
President Tony Tan Keng Yam was on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, conferred an honorary doctorate by his alma mater, the University of Adelaide. -- PHOTO: MCI

ADELAIDE - President Tony Tan Keng Yam was on Tuesday conferred an honorary doctorate by his alma mater, the University of Adelaide. 

Speaking during the conferment ceremony, Dr Tan reminisced on his days as a student here in the 60s and highlighted the strong education ties between Singapore and Australia. 

Dr Tan completed his doctorate in Applied Mathematics at the university in 1968, spending three years there with his wife Mary. 

"My wife and I remember fondly the warmth and generosity of our Australian friends and have been looking forward to returning to this beautiful city," said Dr Tan, who is on a six-day state visit to the country.

 
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