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Shell gift continues to nurture environmental leadership

28 August 2013

From left Melissa Low receiving her award from Mr Lee Tzu Yang Chairman Shell Group of Companies Singapore 
 (From left) Melissa Low, receiving her award from Mr Lee Tzu Yang, Chairman, Shell Group of Companies, Singapore

“Environmental sustainability is a shared responsibility” – This is what Mr Lee Tzu Yang, Chairman of Shell Companies in Singapore and former National University of Singapore (NUS) trustee believes. He recently attended the NUS Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) Welcome and Award ceremony and Inaugural MEM Seminar series. The event was graced by distinguished guests including Ambassador-At-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the MEM Advisory Committee, Professor Tommy Koh.

The Shell Group of Companies in Singapore has generously supported the MEM since it started in 2001. An annual grant from Shell supports MEM students in many areas such as bursaries, a medal to the top MEM student each year, the production of a book of summaries of the best dissertations and an award to the student who submits the best dissertation for the year. The third compilation of the book of Best MEM Dissertations and the 10th Best Dissertation Award were given out at the Ceremony.

Mr Lee said, “Environmental sustainability is important to our business and we have learnt that this requires shared solutions. The unique nature of this Programme is that it gives us the ability to build partnerships and tap on the knowledge of experts from different fields. It is inspiring to see different Faculties galvanise in order to find ways to protect our environment.”

Professor Koh added, “Students in the MEM combine deep domain knowledge with good policy to come up with good solutions to today’s environmental problems.”

MEM is NUS’ first interdisciplinary postgraduate programme jointly offered by nine Faculties and Schools in NUS and hosted by the School of Design and Environment. The Programme aims to equip graduates with the necessary knowledge to manage the environment and to deal with the challenges which will have to be addressed in order to realise an environmentally conscious society and international market. It also enables graduates to assume responsible and influential roles in the public and private sectors and make sound decisions that support sustainable development in all countries.

Winner of this year’s Best Dissertation Award, Melissa Low said, “The Award has provided me with the confidence to pursue a further degree in environmental studies. I am extremely happy and grateful to have received this Award, as I know it is a coveted award within the MEM programme.”

Professor George Ofori, Programme Director of MEM said, “Shell has been with us since we started the MEM programme in 2001. Its support has been invaluable. For me, it is a very good example of corporate responsibility which has inspired and facilitated the education of a generation of leaders who will contribute towards the creation of the future we all want to have.”

This story was provided by the NUS Development Office

Welcome for New Students and Awards Ceremony

The MEM programme’s 12th annual Welcome for New Students and Awards Ceremony will be held on 7 August 2012 at the School of Design and Environment at NUS. This event incorporates the inaugural seminar in the MEM Seminar Series for the academic year. The guest speaker, Mr Warren Fernandez, Editor of The Straits Times, will speak on: “The news anytime, anywhere and anyhow you want it – what this means for environmentalists”. During the event, the MEM Alumni will be inaugurated, and the new MEM programme website launched.

MEM Graduates, 2011-12

At the Commencement Ceremony on 5 July 2012, 21 MEM students graduated from the programme. The graduands were from Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, the United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam. The Shell Medal and Prize (for the best student in the graduating cohort) was won by Ms Sonia Ferdous Hoque.

MEM Tenth Anniversary Celebration

The MEM programme celebrated its 10th anniversary with a conference and gala dinner on 15-16 December 2011 at NUS. The theme was "Sustainable Environmental Management in Urban Asia". Mr Kamal Malhotra, UNDP Representative for Singapore, was guest of honour. The keynote speaker was Professor Nicholas Robinson of Pace University Law School, USA. NUS Provost and Deputy President Professor Tan Eng Chye launched a book by MEM faculty members. Some 120 practitioners, researchers, alumni and students attended the conference. Other speakers were from Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Korea, the Philippines and the United States. The gala dinner was attended by about 100 MEM alumni, students, faculty members and guests. Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large and Chairman of the MEM Advisory Committee, was the main speaker. A commemorative 10th anniversary booklet was produced by the MEM alumni.

MEM 10th Anniversary Commemorative


Seminar "Minimising Our Footprint - Recycling & Vegetarianism" Organised by the MEM Alumni Group

Date : 29 March 2014 (Saturday)
Time : 09:00 - 16:00
Venue: Auditorium, Shaw Foundation Alumni House, NUS,
11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119244
Fee : Free admission (limited seating; please register early via the registration URL below)
Details : Here


Speaker - Dr Bindu N Lohani, Vice President,
Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank.

Date : 28 Oct 2013 (Monday)
Time : 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Venue : University Cultural Centre (UCC)
Theatre, NUS
50 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore

10th Anniversary Conference.