AsianScientist (May 27, 2013) – Nanyang Technological University (NTU) President, Professor Bertil Andersson, has been awarded a prestigious honorary degree by Hanyang University in South Korea.
Prof. Andersson received the Honorary Doctor of Science degree today from Hanyang University President Lim Duck-Ho at the university’s Seoul campus.
In the citation read out at the ceremony, Prof. Andersson was recognized for his illustrious career as a plant biochemist and for his role in science and engineering education. He was also lauded for introducing institutional changes at NTU leading to bold new programs and increased competitive funding.
Commenting on his award, Prof. Andersson said:
“I am deeply honored to receive this award by Hanyang University. Hanyang is number one among South Korea’s universities for technology transfer. It is also famous for producing a remarkably high number of chief executive officers and executives at Korea’s top 100 companies. These are commendable achievements that we in NTU and Singapore can emulate.”
Appointed as NTU’s Provost in 2007 and President in 2011, Prof. Andersson received in 2010 the prestigious Wilhelm Exner Medal for his outstanding work in biochemistry research and his contributions to European and Austrian research. This is Prof. Andersson’s fourth honorary doctorate in three years. He was similarly honored by Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, Symbiosis International University in India, and the University of New South Wales in Australia.
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