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List of notable or famous professors from Singapore, with bios and photos, including the top professors born in Singapore and even some popular professors who immigrated to Singapore. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Singaporean professors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These professors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known professor from Singapore is included when available.

List people range from Liang Wern Fook to Su Guaning.

This historic professors from Singapore list can help answer the questions "Who are some Singaporean professors of note?" and "Who are the most famous professors from Singapore?" These prominent professors of Singapore may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Singaporean professors.

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Andrew Phang Boon Leong is a Singaporean judge in the Supreme Court. Born in Singapore in 1957, Phang received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Singapore in 1982, before earning his Master of Laws and Doctor of Juridical Science from Harvard University in 1984 and 1988 respectively. Between 1982 to 2000, he taught at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, and was appointed professor of law in 1999. He was appointed professor of law of the Singapore Management University in 2000, and made chair of the department of law at the university's Lee Kong Chian School of Business in 2001. In 2004, together with Tan Cheng Han, he was one of the first two academics to be ...more

Age: 61

Birthplace: Singapore

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Benjamin Sheares is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Professors from Singapore
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Benjamin Henry Sheares, GCB, was the second President of Singapore. ...more

Age: Died at 74 (1907-1981)

Birthplace: Singapore

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Chan Heng Chee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Professors from Singapore
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Chan Heng Chee, DUBC, is a Singaporean academic and diplomat. She was Singapore's Ambassador to the United States from July 1996 to July 2012. During her tenure, bilateral relations between Singapore and the U.S. improved tremendously. In May 2003, Singapore and U.S. signed the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, the first FTA that the U.S. entered into with a Southeast Asian country. Both countries also enhanced their ties in areas of defence and security. ...more

Age: 75

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Chua Beng Huat is a Singaporean sociologist. He is a Provost Professor and the Head of the Department of Sociology at National University of Singapore, and concurrently the Cluster Leader of the Cultural Studies in Asia program at the Asia Research Institute. Chua did not have an early start in social sciences or humanities. Instead, he studied Biology and Chemistry in his undergraduate years. In the 1960s where college campuses in North America were fertile ground for counterculture, his involvement with student political activities made him realize that he didn’t have the right personality for natural science. He headed to York University, Toronto, to take up Environmental Studies in 1970. ...more