National University of Singapore

autonomous research university in Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a national research university in Singapore. It is known as one of the best universities in Asia.

National University of Singapore
Universiti Nasional Singapura  (Malay)
新加坡国立大学  (Chinese)
சிங்கப்பூர் தேசிய பல்கலைக்கழகம் (Tamil)
Former names
Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School (1905–1921)
King Edward VII College of Medicine (1921–1949)
University of Malaya, Singapore campus (1949–1962)
University of Singapore (1962–1980)
Nanyang University (1956–1980)
TypeAutonomous university[1]
Established1905; 116 years ago (1905) (King Edward VII College of Medicine)
6 August 1980; 40 years ago (1980-08-06) (National University of Singapore)
EndowmentS$4.39 billion (2019)[2]
US$ 3.15 billion
ChancellorHalimah Yacob
1°17′44″N 103°46′36″E / 1.29556°N 103.77667°E / 1.29556; 103.77667Coordinates: 1°17′44″N 103°46′36″E / 1.29556°N 103.77667°E / 1.29556; 103.77667
150 ha (0.58 sq mi)
ColoursOrange and blue   
AffiliationsIARU, Washington University in St. Louis McDonnell International Scholars Academy,[3] etc.

Notable organizationsEdit

Scientific areasEdit

NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
Sekolah Tinggi NUS bagi Matematik dan Sains
20 Clementi Avenue 1

Singapore 129957
TypeSpecialized Independent
MottoExperiment. Explore. Excel.
Established1 January 2005
SessionSingle session
Age range13-18
Enrollment≈ 1000
Student to teacher ratio10:1
HousesFleming, Nobel, Fibonacci, Faraday
Colour(s) Pantone 3272   Pantone 432   White 
AffiliationNational University of Singapore
Duke-NUS Medical School
杜克—国大医学研究生院 (Chinese)
TypeMedical school
EstablishedApril 2005; 16 years ago (2005-04)
Parent institution
Duke University and NUS

NUS High School[9] is a scientific high school affiliated to the NUS. The university also include schools for computing,[10] dentistry, engineering, medicine[11] and many other areas.

List of scientific research institutes in NUS[12]
Name Description
Cancer Science Institute of Singapore Since 15 October 2008, Cancer Science Institute (CSI) of Singapore is dedicated to investigating cancer.
Centre for Advanced 2D Materials Established in 2014, the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials is dedicated to the study of two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene.
Centre of Healthcare Innovation and Medical Engineering The Centre for Innovation in Healthcare (CIH) aims to develop and implement new models of health care.
Centre for Quantum Technologies Since December 2007, the Centre for Quantum Technologies conducts research on quantum mechanics.
Centre For Remote Imaging, Sensing And Processing (CRISP) This institute was established with funding from the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR) of Singapore. CRISP aims research in optical and microwave remote sensing technology and applications.
Energy Studies Institute The Energy Studies Institute conducts research on energy policies.
Institute for Mathematical Sciences This institute was established on 1 July 2000 with startup funding from the Ministry of Education and NUS. It fosters various mathematical research.
Interactive And Digital Media Institute The Institute explores commercially creative interactive media research.
Life Sciences Institute The Life Sciences Institute (LSI) conducts research on biological approaches in human health and diseases.
Mechanobiology Institute (MBI) MBI's scientific research is focused on the dynamical and mechanical aspects of biological functions.
Singapore Nuclear Research And Safety Initiative The Singapore Nuclear Research and Safety Initiative (SNRSI) was made to concentrate expertise and knowledge in nuclear technology and safety.
Singapore Synchrotron Light Source (SSLS)[13][14][15] SSLS conducts research involving the use of synchrotron radiation. This includes micro/nanofabrication.
Solar Energy Research Institute Of Singapore (SERIS) Since 2008, SERIS conducts research and development on solar energy technologies.
Temasek Laboratories[16][17] This laboratory was launched on 6 September 2000. They conduct research in selected areas of science and technology critical to Singapore's requirements. Their interests include aeronautics, electromagnetism and information security.
Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI)[18][19] TMSI undertakes research and development in tropical marine science as well as environmental science.

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In addition, NUS also has several academic libraries[26] and an University Town[27] (or UTown).


Related pagesEdit


  1. "Post-secondary education". Ministry of Education, Singapore. Ministry of Education, Singapore. Archived from the original on 2008-04-05. Retrieved June 11, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Financial Report 2019" (PDF). National University of Singapore and its Subsidiaries. 25 June 2020. p. 79.
  3. "McDonnell International Scholars Academy". Global.
  4. Kelly, D. A., Rajan, R. S., & Goh, G. H. (2006). Managing globalization: lessons from China and India: inaugural conference of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. World Scientific.
  5. Mahbubani, K. (2013). Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy: Building a Global Policy School in Asia. World Scientific.
  6. Liu, P., & Lye, C. (2016). Liberal arts for Asians: A commentary on Yale-NUS. Interventions, 18(4), 573-587.
  7. Chen, H., Long, W., & Yun, J. (2019, April). An Analysis of Talent Cultivation Model in Yale-NUS College. In 3rd International Conference on Culture, Education and Economic Development of Modern Society (ICCESE 2019). Atlantis Press.
  8. Marshman, A. (2012). Performer's Voices Across Centuries and Cultures: Selected Proceedings of the 2009 Performer's Voice International Symposium, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, 29 Oct-2 Nov 2009. World Scientific.
  9. TAN, K. E. G., SEOW, C. L. J., TAN, B. K., & TOH, T. L. (2014). Mathematical Problem Solving in NUS High School. In Making Mathematics More Practical: Implementation in the Schools (pp. 49-59).
  10. Wong, L. (2006). Computational Biology in NUS School of Computing. Asia-Pacific Biotech News, 10(24), 1483-1486.
  11. Wong, M. L., Koh, D., Phua, K. H., & Lee, H. P. (2005). Teaching community, occupational and family medicine at the National University of Singapore: past, present and future. Ann Acad Med Singapore, 34(5), 102C-107C.
  12. "ric". Retrieved 2020-06-25.
  13. Moser, H. O., Chew, E. P., Kempson, V. C., Kong, J. R., Li, Z. W., Nyunt, T., ... & Yang, P. (2003). Singapore Synchrotron Light Source–Status, first results, program. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 199, 536-540.
  14. Yu, X. J., Diao, C. Z., Venkatesan, T., Breese, M. B. H., & Rusydi, A. (2018). A soft x-ray-ultraviolet (SUV) beamline and diffractometer for resonant elastic scattering and ultraviolet-vacuum ultraviolet reflectance at the Singapore synchrotron light source. Review of Scientific Instruments, 89(11), 113113.
  15. Yang, P., & Moser, H. O. (2008). High resolution reflectometry at Singapore synchrotron light source. Advances in Synchrotron Radiation, 1(01), 105-113.
  16. Win, S. K. H., Goh, T. H., Low, J. E., Shaiful, D. S. B., Win, L. T. S., Soh, G. S., & Foong, S. (2018, May). Direction Controlled Descent of Samara Autorotating Wings (SAW) with N-Wings* Research supported by the SUTD-MIT International Design Centre (IDC) and by the Temasek Laboratories Defence Innovation Research Programme (DIRP) IGDSP15020141. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) (pp. 6553-6559). IEEE.
  17. Wang, C. F., Nie, X. C., Yuan, N., Gan, Y. B., Tay, B. H., & Tai, Y. K. (2008, May). Temasek laboratories efficient full-wave EMC (TLEFEMC V 1.0) code for analysis of antennas mounted on large and complex platform: Introduction, validation, and application. In 2008 Asia-Pacific Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility and 19th International Zurich Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (pp. 367-370). IEEE.
  18. Taylor, E. A. (2017). Tropical Marine Science Institute. In 50 Years Of Science In Singapore (pp. 423-433).
  19. JG, W., Nogami, T., & Karim, M. R. (2002, December). “Tropical Marine Science Institute," Department of Civil Engineering. In Advances In Meshfree And X-fem Methods (Vol 2)-With Cd-rom, Proceedings Of The 1st Asian Workshop On Meshfree Methods (p. 115). World Scientific.
  20. Williams, R. S., Casey, P. J., Kamei, R. K., Buckley, E. G., Soo, K. C., Merson, M. H., ... & Dzau, V. J. (2008). A global partnership in medical education between Duke University and the National University of Singapore. Academic Medicine, 83(2), 122-127.
  21. Chow, P. K. H., Soh, C. R., Tay, S. M., & Cook, S. (2009). An integrated approach to learning anatomy, physiology and micro-anatomy: A clinician-based system at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore.
  22. Takada, K., Suzuki, T., Akita, K., Nara, N., & Tanaka, Y. (2011). Team–Based Learning at the Duke–NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. Medical Education, 42(3), 153-157.
  23. De Silva, D. A., Allen, J. C., Krishnaswamy, G., Vogel, S., & Cook, S. (2013). Patient oriented research: the Duke-NUS medical student experience. Medical Science Educator, 23(1), 141-147.
  24. Wee, L. E., Yeo, W. X., Tay, C. M., Lee, J. J., & Koh, G. C. (2010). The pedagogical value of a student-run community-based experiential learning project: the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Public Health Screening. Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore, 39(9), 686.
  25. Sayampanathan, A. A., Tan, Y. T. W., Fong, J. M. N., Koh, Y. Q., Ng, C. L., Mohan, N., ... & Tambyah, P. A. (2017). An update on finances and financial support for medical students in Yong loo Lin school of medicine. Singapore medical journal, 58(4), 206.
  26. Leong, N. K. (2005). How are we doing?–Measuring performance at the National University of Singapore Libraries. In International Conference on Libraries: Towards a Knowledge Society, March 14-16, 2005, University Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia.
  27. Farnaz Rajabi, M. E. H. R., Samavedham, L. A. K. S. H. M. I. N. A. R. A. Y. A. N. A. N., & Yong, T. T. An Exploratory “Baseline” Development Study on the Impact of the NUS University Town Residential College Experience on Students’ Holistic Development.

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