National University of Singapore

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A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is marked by its commitment to transformative education, high-impact research and dedicated service. Since its inception in 1905, NUS has grown into a world-class institution with 16 faculties and schools, as well as 23 university-level research institutes and centres.  NUS also hosts three of Singapore’s five Research Centres of Excellence (RCEs)  —specialising in quantum technologies, cancer and mechanobiology — and is a partner in a fourth RCE that draws on NUS’ strengths in life sciences and sustainability research.

NUS, an English-speaking university, prepares its students to become global citizens who are effective in diverse settings and across cultures. Its comprehensive curriculum offers students a gamut of choice, including over 70 Joint, Concurrent, and Double Degree programmes with prestigious universities around the world.   

A research-intensive institution with state-of-the art facilities, NUS strives for peaks of research excellence across a broad base. Integrative research clusters foster synergy across disciplinary boundaries, with a focus on problems critical to humanity. Through industry and government collaborations, NUS further contributes to real-world solutions.

An Asian thought leader and member of eight regional and global university networks, NUS takes an active role in addressing key global issues relevant to Asia and beyond.

  • Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

    Singapore’s first graduate medical school is a collaboration between Duke University and NUS. Established in 2005, Duke-NUS has pioneered an innovative team-based learning approach to medical education called “TeamLEAD” (learn, engage, apply, develop), which has attracted much international attention.

  • Graduate Studies

    NUS has a wide range of graduate programmes that offer a unique blend of both Western and Asian perspectives. Noteworthy graduate schools include the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. The University’s faculties and schools, such as the NUS Business School, also offer top-rated graduate and executive programmes in a variety of disciplines.

  • Newshub — NUS' News Portal

    There is always news at NUS — a research discovery, an institutional collaboration, a faculty award, an outstanding student achievement, or a cultural event. Newshub, NUS’ news portal, is a one-stop source for the latest stories.

  • NUS Enterprise

    Adding an entrepreneurial and innovative dimension to the University's core educational and research activities, NUS Enterprise provides experiential education, industry relevance and support to budding entrepreneurs. Among its signature offerings is the NUS Overseas Colleges programme, which offers students the opportunity to intern at successful start-ups and take classes with leading partner universities in some of the most entrepreneurial cities across the globe.

  • NUS Global

    Through strategic partnerships and active participation in global networks, NUS offers an enriching global and Asian experience in education and research. Faculty and researchers engage in scholarship and cutting-edge research with peers around the world, while students have their choice of student exchange programmes with 300 top universities in 40 countries.

  • NUS Research

    At NUS, the focus is on high-impact research that addresses real-world issues— research that will make a difference to Singapore and the community beyond. Research excellence takes place across a broad range of disciplines as well as interdisciplinary areas. The University’s integrative research clusters cover Finance and Risk Management, Biomedical Science and Translational Medicine, Ageing, Integrative Sustainability Solutions, and Asian Studies.

  • University Town

    Opened in August 2011, the 19-hectare University Town is designed to encourage synergy between living and learning. It is home to three residential colleges, a graduate residence, educational and recreational facilities, as well as the national-level Campus for Research, Technology and Enterprise.

  • Yale-NUS College

    A groundbreaking partnership between Yale University and NUS, Yale-NUS College offers a distinctive global education through residential living and learning in the heart of Asia. Singapore’s first liberal arts college, Yale-NUS aims to be a community of learning that will redefine liberal arts and science education for a complex, globalised world. The College is set to open in August 2013.