Prof Paul Teng Conferred Honorary Doctor of Science Degree by Murdoch University
Professor Paul Teng, Adjunct Senior Fellow at RSIS’ Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies (NTS Centre) and Advisor to its Food Security Programme, was conferred a honorary Doctor of Science degree (HonDSc) by Australia’s Murdoch University on 13 March 2016. Prof Teng is also a Professor at the Nanyang Technological University, and the Principal Officer at the National Institute of Education.
This honorary doctorate was conferred in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions in the area of food security, and having served as a Commissioner on the Second Murdoch Commission, Australia. His innovative efforts in research and teaching have made him a thought leader in the complex field of food security. His recent endeavours have focused on regional food security initiatives, such as inclusive agri-business and sustainable agricultural production in ASEAN and Asia.
Having spent more than 30 years in academia, the private sector, international organisations, and non-profit organisations, Prof Teng is internationally recognised for his expertise and thought leadership on food security issues, commercialisation and biosafety of crop biotechnology, and bio-entrepreneurship, all within the context of sustainable development. His current focus is on the technology-policy interface of sustainable agriculture and food production, and food security.
Prof Teng has published more than 250 technical papers, co-edited 17 books, and authored BioScience Entrepreneurship in Asia (2008). His previous key appointments include having served at the World Fish Center as its Deputy Director-General, the Programme Leader for Cross-Ecosystems Research at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines, and having held professorial and department chairmanship appointments at the University of Minnesota and University of Hawaii respectively.
Last updated on 14/03/2016