More than 100 years in the making

NUS is today widely known for our pioneering education and innovative research which have made an impact on the community in Singapore and beyond. We offer a global and Asian approach to education, research and entrepreneurship. The University is especially renowned for our research in engineering, science and technology, biomedical sciences, and the humanities and social sciences.

Our singular focus on talent will be the cornerstone of a truly great university that is dedicated to quality education, influential research and visionary enterprise, in service of country and society.

Its 17 schools across three campus locations in Singapore provide a broad-based curriculum underscored by multidisciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. NUS’ transformative education includes programmes such as student exchange, entrepreneurial internships at NUS Overseas Colleges, and double degree and joint degree programmes with some of the world’s top universities, offering students opportunities and challenges to realise their potential. There are about 38,000 students from 100 countries who further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives.  

NUS takes an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to research, working with partners from industry, government and academia, to address crucial and complex issues relevant to Asia and the world. Researchers in NUS’ schools and faculties, 30 university-level research institutes and centres, and three Research Centres of Excellence cover a wide range of themes including: energy, environmental and urban sustainability; treatment and prevention of diseases common among Asians; active ageing; advanced materials; risk management and resilience of financial systems. The University’s latest research focus is to use data science, operations research and cybersecurity to support Singapore's Smart Nation initiative. The University also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.   

NUS is actively involved in international academic and research networks such as the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU). This global networking further enhances its international presence.

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