News Details | 19-Jul-2010

NTU’s Secretary to the University receives prestigious French honour

Mr Anthony Teo, Secretary to the University at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), has been named a Chevalier of the French Order of the Palmes académiques by the French government.

The Ordre des Palmes académiques (Order of Academic Palms) is an Order of Chivalry of France and one of the oldest civil decorations in the world.  It was originally created in 1808 by Napoleon Bonaparte to honour top scholars at the University of Paris. Today, the title is bestowed upon those who have made significant contributions to the development of French education, language and culture, in France or abroad. Nominees are recommended by the "Conseil de l'Ordre" presided over by the French Minister of Education.

“Anthony has played a key role at NTU to promote the different joint research projects and higher education programmes running between France and NTU. With this title conferred to Anthony, the French government pays tribute to the important role that Anthony played in the establishment of different valuable academics programmes, as well as the continuation of Anthony's efforts toward a more sustainable and efficient cooperation between France and Singapore,” says Mr Olivier Caron, Ambassador of France to Singapore.

Mr Teo received his title on 16 July 2010 at an official ceremony held at the residence of the French Ambassador in Singapore.

Mr Teo is a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. He currently chairs the NTU Youth Olympic Games Steering Committee and the university’s Cost Effectiveness Committee. He is also a Council Member of the Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship Council.

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