RSIS has four endowed professorships that were established to enable the School to engage renowned scholars in their respective fields to participate in its research and teaching activities and to share their knowledge with the wider community through public lectures and seminars.
The professorships are as follows:
S. Rajaratnam Professorship in Strategic Studies
The S. Rajaratnam Professorship in Strategic Studies at RSIS was inaugurated on 31 August 1998 to enable the School to invite distinguished scholars in strategic studies and related fields to participate in its activities. The professorship was established in honour of Mr Sinnathamby Rajaratnam for his distinguished services to the nation.
National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Professorship in International Economic Relations
In 2007, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) raised a total of S$2.5 million, which, with additional funding from the Singapore Government and other sources, enabled RSIS to establish an endowed chair known as the NTUC Professorship in International Economic Relations. Set up in 1961, the NTUC is the national federation of trade unions in Singapore whose basic aim is to safeguard and enhance the interests of workers.
Ngee Ann Kongsi Professorship in International Relations
The Ngee Ann Kongsi Professorship in International Relations was established on 27 November 2007 through a donation of S$3 million from Ngee Ann Kongsi and a matching grant from the Singapore Government. Income from the endowment will be used to engage renowned scholars in international relations to teach and to research at RSIS.
Peter Lim Professorship in Peace Studies
The Peter Lim Professorship in Peace Studies was launched on 9 June 2014 during the inauguration of RSIS’ Studies in Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies (SRP) Programme. The professorship was established through a generous gift of S$3 million from Mr Peter Lim and a matching grant from the Singapore Government.
On top of these, the S. T. Lee Distinguished Annual Lecture Series at RSIS was established in 2007. Renowned scholars and policymakers are invited to speak to a Singapore-wide audience on key strategic issues of our time.
Last updated on 02/01/2019