Honorary graduates 2017
Professor Bertil Andersson (DSc)
Thursday 20 July 2017 11:45am
Professor Bertil Andersson is President of the Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU Singapore). A worldrenowned Swedish plant biochemist, Bertil is a pioneer of photosynthesis research who has authored more than 300 papers with over 14,000 citations.
Since becoming President of NTU Singapore in 2011, he has led the University to global distinction. NTU is the world's fastestrising young university and is ranked first among the world's young universities. In the 2015 and 2016 QS World University Rankings, NTU is ranked 13th globally.
Before joining NTU as its Provost in 2007, Bertil was Chief Executive of the European Science Foundation in France, where he consolidated research efforts across 30 European countries, and Rector of Linköping University in Sweden.
Bertil has had a longstanding association with the Nobel Foundation, including being Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry as well as a Trustee of the Nobel Foundation. A Fellow of Imperial College London, he was instrumental in Imperial College London jointly establishing a medical school with NTU in Singapore.
Bertil is a recipient of the Austrian Wilhelm Exner Medal and the Singapore President's Science and Technology Medal, both top honours for his life-changing research and lifetime achievements. He serves on the boards of numerous international foundations, societies and public agencies. His strong stewardship of NTU's global partnerships has led to many outstanding R&D and academic initiatives with UK-based universities and multinationals that include Rolls-Royce and Johnson Matthey.