The Straits Times
Published on Oct 05, 2012

LSE names new student centre in London after S'pore philanthropist


A new building in the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) will be named after Singapore philanthropist Saw Swee Hock.

The well-known academic has donated several million - a sum he requested not to be published - to the university, his alma mater.

The money will go to the new Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, slated to open in time for the new semester in October next year, and located on the university's Central London campus.

The donation follows another $30 million sum Professor Saw gave last year to the National University of Singapore (NUS) to establish the school's Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health.