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Nobel Prize Series Singapore 2015

 

Guest-of-Honour for the Nobel Prize Series Singapore 2015 Conference
HIS EXCELLENCY DR TONY TAN KENG YAM
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
Nobel Media and Nobel Museum, in partnership with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, present the inaugural Nobel Prize Series Singapore on 5th and 6th November 2015, themed “The Future of Learning”.
Other eminent speakers from Singapore include Mr Ong Ye Kung, Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills); Professor Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Mr Koh Boon Hwee, Chairman of Nanyang Technological University Board of Trustees.
 
Register: RSVP online before 31 October 2015.
 
PROGRAMME
 
 
PROGRAMME
 
5 November 2015, Thursday
Time
Activity
Venue
10:00am
Executive Roundtable
(by invitation only)
The Hive, Communication Cube
1:00pm
Nanyang Auditorium
50 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639798
 
1:45pm
 
NPS Session 1: What should we learn in the future, and how?
Panel Discussion and Dialogue with Audience
 
Panellists
·        Sir Harold Kroto (Professor), Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 1996
·        Ada Yonath (Professor), Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 2009
·        Koh Boon Hwee (Mr), Chairman, NTU Board of Trustees, Singapore
·        Juliana M. Chan (Dr), Nanyang Assistant Professor; and Principal Investigator, Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering Laboratory, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
 
·        Moderator: Lee Sing Kong (Professor), Vice President (Education Strategies), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
3:30pm
Tea Break
4:00pm
Speech by Dr Lars Heikensten
Executive Director, Nobel Foundation, Sweden
 
Speech by Professor Bertil Andersson
President, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
 
Opening Address
By His Excellency Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam
President, the Republic of Singapore; and
Chancellor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
4:30pm
NPS Session 2: Can we achieve equal access and excellence in future learning?
Panel Discussion and Dialogue with Audience
 
Panellists
·        Stefan Hell (Professor), Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 2014
·        Sir James Mirrlees, (Professor), Nobel Memorial Prize Winner in Economic Sciences, 1996
·        Wole Soyinka (Professor), Nobel Laureate in Literature, 1986
·        Chan Heng Chee (Professor), Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
·        Chou Meng-Hsuan (Dr), Nanyang Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
 
·        Moderator: Lily Kong (Professor), Provost, Singapore Management University, Singapore
6:15pm
Conference Reception
 
6 November 2015, Friday
Time
Activity
Venue
9:30am
See below
10:00am
Lunch Reception to follow after the Lectures
By Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1986
 
Chair and Moderator: Professor Shirley Chew, Division of English, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University; and Emeritus Professor, University of Leeds
Nanyang Technological University
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Auditorium, HSS-B1-14 , 14 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637332
By Stefan Hell, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2014
 
Chair: Professor Ling San, Dean, College of Science, Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang Technological University
School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Lecture Theatre 1, 21 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637371
By Sir Harold Kroto, Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 1996; and Ada Yonath, Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2009
 
Chair and Moderator: Professor Lee Pooi See, Associate Chair (Faculty), School of Materials Science & Engineering, College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
National Gallery Singapore
Auditorium, 1 Saint Andrew's Road, Singapore 178957
By Sir James Mirrlees, Economic Sciences Laureate 1996
 
Chair: Professor Arnoud De Meyer, President, Singapore Management University
Singapore Management University
Mochtar Riady Auditorium, Level 5, 81 Victoria Street, Singapore 188065
11:00am
Dialogue with Students
Lunch Reception to follow after the Dialogue
(by invitation only)
 
 
From 7 November 2015 to 24 January 2016:
Visit the Exhibition “The Nobel Prizes – Ideas Changing the World”, at the ArtScience Museum.