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Towards a Global Knowledge Enterprise 1905 Autonomous S$1.447 billion[1] President S. R. Nathan Professor Tan Chorh Chuan 1,944 (AY 2007-08) 5,086 (AY 2007-08) 24,092 (AY 2007-08) 7,173 (AY 2007-08) Kent Ridge, Singapore 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 Orange, Blue and White APRU, Universitas 21, IARU, GEM4, ACU, ASAIHL, AUN, NUS High School

The National University of Singapore (Abbreviation: NUS; simplified Chinese: ???????; pinyin: Xīnjiāpō Guólì Dàxué; Abbreviated ??; Malay: Universiti Kebangsaan Singapura; Tamil: ??????????? ??????? ?????????????) is Singapore’s oldest university. It is the largest university in the country in terms of student enrollment and curriculum offered. The university’s main campus is located in southwest Singapore at Kent Ridge, with an area of approximately 1.5 km² (0.6 square miles). The Bukit Timah campus houses its law faculty, while the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore is located at Outram campus.

In September 1904, Tan Jiak Kim led a group of representatives of the Chinese and other non-European communities, and petitioned the Governor of the Straits Settlements, Sir John Anderson, to establish a medical school in Singapore. Tan, who was the first president of the Straits Chinese British Association, managed to raise $87,077, of which the largest amount of $12,000 came from himself. On 3 July 1905, the medical school was founded, and was known as the Straits and Federated Malay States Government Medical School. The medical library was first housed in the students’ reading room within the school, converted from the vacant old female lunatic asylum in Sepoy Lines. In 1912, the medical school received a donation of $120,000 from the King Edward VII Memorial Fund, started by Dr Lim Boon Keng. Subsequently on 18 November 1913, the name of the school was changed to the King Edward VII Medical School. In 1921, it was again changed to the King Edward VII College of Medicine to reflect its academic status. In 1929, Raffles College was established to promote arts and social sciences at tertiary level for Singapore students. Two decades later, Raffles College was merged with the King Edward VII College of Medicine to form the University of Malaya on 8 October 1949. The two highly respected institutions were merged to perform together an even greater service by providing for the higher education needs of the Federation of Malaya and Singapore and to help lay the foundations of a new nation by producing a generation of skilled and educated men. In 1959, the University of Malaya was divided into two divisions, University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur and University of Malaya in Singapore. The latter division formed the University of Singapore in 1962.

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system (credits). Students may transfer between courses within their first two semesters, enroll in cross-faculty modules or take up electives from different faculties. Other cross-disciplinary initiatives study programmes include double-degree undergraduate degrees in Arts & Social Sciences and Engineering; Arts & Social Sciences and Law; Business and Engineering; and Business and Law. NUS offers 27 single-degree undergraduate and 115 masters, doctoral and graduate diploma programmes conducted by 13 faculties.Internationally, The Times Higher Education Supplement(THES) placed NUS 33rd in the world in 2007 [3] and 30th in 2008.[4]

Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Block EA, Faculty of Engineering The present institution was formed with the merger of the University of Singapore and Nanyang University in 1980. The original crest of Nanyang University with three intertwined rings was incorporated into the new coat-of-arms of NUS.[2] The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) is one of the largest Faculties in the University with 15 departments and programmes and a Centre for Language Studies. It is the second largest faculty in the university in terms of student enrollment. Academic programmes are offered by individual departments found under the banners of three divisions: Asian Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences. Departments in the Asian Studies division are Chinese Language, Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Malay Studies, South Asian Studies and Southeast Asian Studies. Departments in the Humanities division are English

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Language and English Literature (including Theatre Studies), History, and Philosophy. Departments in the Social Sciences division are Communications and New Media, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology. There are exceptional academic programmes that are cross-division and -departmental. These programmes include American Studies, European Studies and International Studies, and also numerous minors such as Gender Studies, Religious Studies, China Studies (in English), Cultural Studies, and Science, Technology and Society. FASS also offers a Double Degree Programme (DDP). A Double Degree consists of a combination of two separate degrees from two discipline areas in two different faculties. Students can choose to devise their own DDPs or enrol in one of the specially customised DDPs that have been developed. The specialised DDPs available are (1) Economics and Law, (2) Engineering and Economics, and (3) Communications and New Media and Business. The faculty also offers Minor programmes (for both FASS and non-FASS undergraduates) in China Studies, Cultural Studies, Economics, English Studies, Gender Studies, Geographical Information System (GIS), Religious Studies, Science/Technology and Society and Urban Studies. The Centre for Language Studies, which is part of FASS, offers introductory, intermediate and advanced courses on the Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese languages. Graduate academic programmes are offered by all departments.

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Business School
NUS Business School was founded as the Department of Business Administration in 1965. It has six departments: Accounting, Business Policy, Decision Sciences, Finance, Management and Organization, and Marketing. Collectively, the departments offer classes in the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) and Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) (B.B.A.(Acc.)) Programmes. Graduate programmes offered include the Master of Business Administration (MBA), International MBA (conducted jointly with Peking University), UCLA-NUS Executive MBA Programme, Asia-Pacific Executive MBA (English and Chinese), S3 Asia MBA (conducted jointly with Fudan University and Korea University), NUS-HEC Double Degree MBA (conducted jointly with HEC Paris) and concurrent Master of Science (Management) Programme. The School also offers a Doctor of Philosophy programme, which is a graduate programme by research.

NUS School of Computing specialisations: Biology, Information Systems, Computer Engineering (Subject to change in 2009) and Digital Media. Also offered are graduate degree programmes by coursework or research with greater intensity in focus within these areas of specialisations.

The Faculty of Dentistry had its early beginnings in 1929 as the first Dental School in the Far East set up by the British Government. The Faculty conducts a four-year dental course leading to the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S) degree. The undergraduate programme comprises two pre-clinical (first two years) and two clinical

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years. Two types of graduate programmes are conducted: a research-based programme leading to the Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); and a clinical residency training programme leading to the Master of Dental Surgery (M.D.S).

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Materials Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

The law school was first established as a Department of Law in the then University of Malaya in 1956. The first law students were admitted to the Bukit Timah campus of the University the following year. In 1977, the faculty shifted to the Kent Ridge campus, but in 2006 it relocated back to the Bukit Timah site. Apart from the traditional LL.B. which runs for four years, the law school also offers double honours degrees in Business Administration & Law, Economics & Law,[5] Law & Life Sciences,[6] and a concurrent degree program in Law & Public Policy.[7] The law school also offers a one year dual LL.M. program and a four year LL.B./JD program with New York University.

Design and Environment
The School of Design and Environment (SDE) comprises three departments: Architecture, Building and Real Estate. Degree courses in building and estate management were first offered in 1969 in the then Department of Building and Estate Management. This was subsequently changed to the School of Building and Real Estate. In June 2000 the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Real Estate changed its name to the School of Design & Environment. As a result of this change, Building and Real Estate were established as separate departments. SDE offers four undergraduate programmes: Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) (Hons.), Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Design) (Hons.), Bachelor of Science (Building) (Hons.), and Bachelor of Science (Real Estate) (Hons.). Graduate programmes offer specialisations in Architecture, Building, Building Science, Construction Law & Dispute Resolution, Estate Management, Environmental Management, Industrial Design, Project Management, Real Estate, and Urban Design.

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Yoo Loo Lin School of Medicine The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (???????) was first established as the Straits and Federated Malay States Government Medical School in 1905. The School comprises the departments of Anaesthesia, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Community, Occupational & Family Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychological Medicine, and Surgery. The School uses the British undergraduate medical system, offering a full-time undergraduate programme leading to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). For Nursing, the Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (conducted by the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies) is offered. Graduate programmes include: • Master of Medicine specialising in Anaesthesiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Occupational Medicine, Ophthalomology, Orthopaedic Surgery,

Faculty of Engineering The Faculty of Engineering (FOE) was launched in 1968. It is the largest faculty in the university. FOE offers undergraduate and graduate degree programmes leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Technology (Honours), Master of Engineering, Master of Science, NUS-UIUC Master of Science (Chemical Engineering), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) FOE comprises eight major departments: Bioengineering; Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering; Civil Engineering; Electrical & Computer Engineering; Engineering Science Programme, Environmental Science & Engineering; Industrial & Systems Engineering;


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Otorhinolaryngology Paediatric Medicine, Psychiatry, Public Health, and Surgery. The MMed is often taken at the same time as the MRCP(UK), offered by the British Royal Colleges. Research-oriented MSc or PhD degree programmes to train biomedical scientists MBBS-PhD Programme to train medical-scientists for academia and industry Part-time Graduate Diploma programmes in Dermatology, Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Occupational Medicine Master of Nursing

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Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) (???? ?????) was formally established in 2004 as an autonomous graduate school of the National University of Singapore. Although the School was formally launched in 2004, it inherited NUS’ Public Policy Programme, which was established in 1992 in partnership with Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. LKYSPP offers three master degree programmes: • Master in Public Policy • Master in Public Administration • Master in Public Management

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NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering
NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS) offers the following programmes: • Master of Science (Bioengineering) • Doctor of Philosophy (Bioengineering) • Doctor of Philosophy (Integrative Sciences & Engineering) Students admitted to NGS will be offered either the A*STAR Graduate Scholarship or NGS Scholarship. The Graduate Programme in Bioengineering (GPBE) is also under the aegis of NGS. GPBE is a joint initiative by the faculties of Engineering Medicine, Dentistry and Science to foster interdisciplinary opportunities in bioengineering research, leading to M.Eng., M.S. and Ph.D degrees.

Faculty of Science The Faculty of Science (FOS) comprises the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Pharmacy, Physics, and Statistics & Applied Probability. The Faculty offers three undergraduate degree programmes: • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science (Honours) with majors in: Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Computational Biology, Life Sciences (with specialisation in Biology), Life Sciences (with specialisation in Biomedical Science), Life Sciences (with specialisation in Molecular and Cell Biology), Mathematics, Physics, Physics (with specialisation in Astrophysics), Physics (with specialisation in Physics in Technology),Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Statistics (with specialisation in Biostatistics), Statistics (with specialisation in Finance and Business Statistics). • Bachelor of Applied Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) with majors in: Applied Chemistry and Food Science & Technology • Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy)/Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) (Honours) The Faculty also offers a spread of minors, multidisciplinary programmes and special programmes for the educational broadening and enhancement of the students.

University Scholars Programme
The University Scholars Programme (USP) aims to develop the intellectual, leadership, and personal potential of promising students. Students in the Programme graduate with an honours degree from their faculty or school and a certificate that recognizes them as University Scholars. A typical class in USP will consist of students from different faculties (ranging from Engineering to Arts) and different academic years (Year 1 to Year 4).

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM) (??? ????) is a collaboration between NUS and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. Singapore’s first conservatory of music, YSTCM was founded as the Singapore Conservatory of Music in 2001. The School was renamed Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in recognition of a gift from the family of the late Dr Yong Loo Lin in memory of his daughter. The Conservatory presently offers a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree, with majors in Performance (Piano and Orchestral Instruments) and Composition. This is a four-year full-time music degree programme


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with an emphasis on music performance and music academics.

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instructed in the modular system, with a curriculum accredited by NUS, and have access to certain NUS resources. Also, all NUS High School students have the privilege of electing to read any NUS modules from three faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science before matriculation as long as they have the necessary foundation knowledge, as opposed to students of other secondary institutions who can only read one or two modules at best. The campus is also part of the NUS fibre optic network with an underground extension linking it to the main network.

Teaching centres
Centre for English Language Communication
The Centre for English Language Communication (CELC) was established in 1979 as the English Language Proficiency Unit (ELPU). It is a non-faculty teaching department in the National University of Singapore. CELC’s main aim are to: • increase the students’ English proficiency; • develop the students’ communication skills for academic and professional purposes; • provide training in English for specific purposes; and • research issues related to language teaching and learning.

Strategic research initiatives to help the university achieve its goal of knowledge creation include: • Leveraging on available expertise to establish a base of research across a broad range of disciplines • Building peaks of research excellence • Growing global research links • Forging strong links between research and graduate education Among the major research focuses at NUS are biomedical and life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, nanoscience and nanotechnology, materials science and engineering, infocommunication and infotechnology, humanities and social sciences, and defence-related research. One of several niche research areas of strategic importance to Singapore being undertaken at NUS is bioengineering. Initiatives in this area include bioimaging, tissue engineering and tissue modulation. Another new field which holds much promise is nanoscience and nanotechnology. Apart from higher-performance but lower-maintenance materials for manufacturing, defence, transportation, space and environmental applications, this field also heralds the development of accelerated biotechnical applications in medicine, health care and agriculture.

Institute of Systems Science
A specialty training institute of NUS, the Institute of Systems Science (ISS) offers professional information technology continuing education to managers and IT practitioners. ISS is a life long learning centre for strategic IT management, software technology, and knowledge engineering. ISS offers postgraduate degree programs, professional development short courses and certification training programs such as the Certified Information Technology Project Manager (CITPM) course. ISS is also a research center in on-line education – its ISS Virtual Institute offers e-learning courses in IT Security and Object Oriented Analysis & Design.

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Research institutes/centres
The University’s research centres include: • 13 national research institutes with which NUS has a close affiliation for niche research in areas of strategic importance to Singapore such as bioengineering, microelectronics and molecular & cell biology; • 12 University-level research institutes/centres in various fields ranging from research on Asia, mathematical sciences, nanotechnology, risk management, synchrotron radiation to marine science; and

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• 80 faculty-based research institutes/centres engaged in research ranging from applied & policy economics to electronic commerce to tissue engineering.

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The NUS Enterprise Centre in Silicon Valley (NECSV) is a university-level business incubator centre set up in California to facilitate smooth entry for start-ups venturing into the United States market. NECSV offers an array of business services ranging from providing lowcost office facilities for short- and medium-term tenancy to organising networking events and connecting tenants with a pool of established entrepreneurs for advice and mentorship. NUS@Shanghai, the University’s first onestop business centre in China, was set up in 2005 to facilitate entry by NUS-linked and Singapore companies into one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Efforts to inject an entrepreneurial dimension into the NUS community and culture have borne fruit. The University has helped students, alumni and staff in the formation of more than 60 spin-off companies engaged in the fields of engineering, IT and life sciences. With the venture support eco-system in place, NUS will continue to nurture their development into regional and global companies. Start-up companies which have helped expand the University’s entrepreneurial dimension include: The NUS Overseas Colleges program allows undergraduates with academic ability and entrepreneurial drive to work as interns in start-ups in different parts of the world, and study entrepreneurship-related courses at partner universities. The program aims to cultivate and nurture them into successful entrepreneurs.

Major research facilities
• Bioengineering and Nanobioengineering Corridor • Compact Range to measure antenna radiation patterns • Cyberart Studio • Grid Innovation Zone (GIZ@NUS) and TeraScale Campus Grid (TCG@NUS) to harness grid computing power • NUS Hollywood Lab • Proton beam writer • Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research • Remote sensing satellite ground station • SONDRA (Supelec, Onera, NUS, DSTA Research Alliance) laboratory in Paris • Structural Biology Research Corridor • Synchrotron Light Source • Xiada-NUS Joint Life Science Laboratory in Xiamen

Current research
Current research at NUS includes: • 2-D carbon nanostructures • DelphiPad portable PC for NASA • Genomic blueprint of puffer fish • Low-energy laser treatment for tooth decay • In-vitro fertilisation • Mixed reality – simulation of 3-D holographic images • Proton beam micromachining for 3-D nanostructures • Quantum cryptography • Stem cells

NUS College in Bio Valley
The NUS College in Bio Valley (NCBV) was started in June 2002. It is located in Philadelphia. The NCBV program is for students interested in the biotech and biomedical areas. The pioneer group of 14 students joined the NCBV program in January 2003. The College accepts 30 students per year. Students in this program study at the University of Pennsylvania.

NUS is actively pursuing a course of integrating its core competencies in education and research with an enterprise role. In 2001, NUS Enterprise was launched as a platform to promote entrepreneurship and support creative enterprise. One of its first initiatives was to establish overseas colleges in entrepreneurial hubs around the world to nurture the spirit of enterprise and help students develop global outlook and aspirations. To date, five NUS Overseas Colleges have been set up in the United States, China, Sweden and India. Entrepreneurship and innovation among the NUS community is also nurtured through the NUS Entrepreneurship Centre (NEC). Among the wide range of education and outreach activities organised by NEC are technopreneurship courses, workshops/forums and the well-established national business plan competitions such as Start-Up@Singapore. NEC is host of the Asian Regional Final for the Global Security Challenge since 2006.

NUS College in Silicon Valley
The NUS College in Silicon Valley (NCSV), started in July 2001, is based in Silicon Valley, California. It is the first overseas college to be established. The College allows NUS students to experience living and working amongst the high tech communities of Silicon Valley. The pioneer group of 10 students joined the NCSV program in January 2002. The College accepts 50 students per year. Students in this program study at the Stanford University.

NUS College in Shanghai
The NUS College in Shanghai was established in August 2003, in collaboration with Fudan University. It accepted its first batch of 8 students in January 2004.


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• Global Enterprise for Micro-Mechanics & Molecular Medicine (GEM4) • Universitas 21 • Shanghai, Seoul, Singapore University Alliance (S³UA ) • ASEAN University Network (AUN ) • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)

NUS College in Stockholm
The NUS College in Stockholm was set up in May 2005. Students in this program study at the Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, or KTH).

NUS College in Bangalore
NUS College in Bangalore (NCBA) was established in 2006 in partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). The University’s first overseas college for graduate students, the NCBA programme is designed to expose NUS students to new developments in IT, science and technology in the city considered the Silicon Valley of India.

International teaching and research partners
NUS has several formalized teaching and research collaborations: • Duke University Medical Center of Duke University in the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore • Eindhoven University of Technology in the Centre for Design Technology • Georgia Institute of Technology in The Logistics Institute-Asia Pacific • John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy • Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Singapore-MIT Alliance • Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University, in the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music • Technical University of Munich in the German Institute of Science and Technology • Naval Postgraduate School in the Temasek Defence Systems Institute • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences in the UNC-NUS Joint Degree Program. • Cornell University School of Hotel Administration • California Institute of Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Other partners include the Australian National University; Anderson School, University of California, Los Angeles; East China University of Politics & Law; Grande Ecoles; George Washington University; Indian Institutes of Technology, Bombay; University of Heidelberg, Germany; Karolinska Institutet, Sweden; King’s College London; McGill University, Moscow State University; New York University; Peking University; Supelec, France; Tsinghua University; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Nottingham; and Switzerland’s Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases, University of Basel and Swiss Tropical Institute.

NUS College in Beijing
NUS College in Beijing (NCBJ) was set up in January 2009. The pioneer batch will be departing for NCBJ programme in August 2009. Students get the opportunity to intern full-time with companies located at the technological science parks of Beijing while studying entrepreneurship-related and discipline-based courses at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Global classroom
NUS uses technology to link up campuses on different continents. An example is the Singapore-MIT Alliance which utilises Internet 2 technology to bring students from Singapore and MIT together in one virtual classroom for lectures and interactions via videoconferencing. Other initiatives implemented includes Integrated Virtual Learning Environment, which is used for ITbased teaching and learning resources. A secure Plugand-Play environment provides wireless connectivity to the University’s computer network and the Internet on campus.

Global networking
NUS was elected by the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) in 2002 to chair and act as secretariat for the consortium of 36 leading research universities around the Pacific Rim. NUS no longer chairs the association but the APRU Secretariat continues to be based at NUS. APRU’s aim is to foster cooperation in teaching and research among members as well as to help them contribute to the economic, scientific and cultural development of their countries. Other international academic networks in which the University play an active role include: • International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU )

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Library services
The NUS Libraries comprises 8 libraries, namely, the Central Library, the Chinese Library, the CJ Koh Law Library, the Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library, the Medical Library, the Music Library, the Science Library, and the NUS High School Library. Its primary clients are the NUS and NUS High School students, teaching, research and administrative staff members, as well as a sizeable group of external members. Its collection encompasses subjects in architecture, building and real estate, business, dentistry, engineering and technology, the humanities and social sciences, law, medicine, music, nursing and science. As of June 2008, there are over 1.4 million print titles, 43,000 electronic titles, 32,000 media programmes and 26,000 microform resources in the collection [8]. The Library Portal, a one-stop gateway, offers the University community 24-hour access via the Internet to a rich array of electronic collection and services provided by the NUS Libraries. Besides the rich resources, the NUS Libraries provide an environment conducive for individual research and spaces for group interaction and learning.

Support for development of teaching and learning
Enhancement of the quality of teaching and learning at NUS comes mainly under the purview of the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL) and the Centre for Instructional Technology (CIT). CDTL facilitates reflection among faculty on concepts of teaching, learning and university education, and teaching practices that are consistent with these concepts. In addition to conducting research on educational philosophy, pedagogical theory and educational practices, CDTL helps the NUS administration to formulate educational policies for matters such as teacher appraisal, peer review, selection of outstanding educators, student feedback and assessment. CIT, on the other hand, provides for the exploration, development and application of digital and audio-visual technologies to support and enhance teaching and learning. This is done through the NUS-developed Integrated Virtual Learning Environment and by developing new applications/services and incorporating multimedia content in courses for academia.

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IT and computing services
The IT facilities and network are generally provided by its central IT department, Computer Centre. The University’s optical fibre network is one of the largest campus networks in the Asia Pacific region. NUSNET is used in research, teaching, learning and administration. In 2004, a campus-wide grid computing network based on UD Grid MP was deployed, connecting at least 1,000 computers. This becomes one of the largest such virtual supercomputing facilities in the region.

NUS University Town and Residential Colleges
In November, 2005, NUS announced plans to develop the "University Town"[9] on a 190,000 m² site of the former Warren Golf Course, opposite the existing Kent Ridge Campus and NUS High School. Eight Residential Colleges, which will provide "rich educational experiences" and cultivate "deep social bonds" as well as two


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Graduate Residences will be built. In all, the NUS University Town will accommodate 6,000 students. A vehicular cum pedestrian bridge spanning over the Ayer Rajah Freeway (AYE) will connect both campuses seamlessly. Construction began in 2007. The University Town construction was delayed due to the volatile construction environment of 2007, and thus will not be used as the Olympic Village for the Youth Olympics in 2010; much to the disappointment of the entire NUS community. The University Town is now scheduled to be completed in phases from 2011 to 2013.[10]

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Student accommodation
Kent Ridge Hall (JCRC), which helps to promote the hall’s social and cultural life. The six Halls of Residence are:[11] • Eusoff Hall (345 single rooms; 70 double rooms) • Kent Ridge Hall (507 single) • King Edward VII Hall (350 single; 60 double) • Raffles Hall (213 single; 128 double) • Sheares Hall (509 single) • Temasek Hall (345 single; 70 double)

Student residences
An internal shuttle bus in NUS There are about 6,000 residential places distributed between Halls and Student Residences on campus. There is a free Internal Shuttle Bus Service that plies the entire campus seven days a week. Rooms are furnished with beds, mattresses, wardrobes, study tables, bookshelves and fans. There is a very small number of air-conditioned single rooms with attached bathrooms. Points for telephone, cable television and the University’s computer network are available in each room. The accommodation is divided into single room (single-occupancy) or double room (double-occupancy). Laundry rooms equipped with washing machines and coin-operated tumble dryers are located in each student accommodation. NUS also has 3 Student Residences with clusters of 11 to 15 single rooms with their own kitchen and bathroom facilities. Kitchen and dining areas are equipped with basic cooking appliances. Each residence has a team of Resident Assistants (senior students) and Resident Advisors (either an academic or non-academic staff) to assist with any concerns that students may have. The 3 Student Residences are:[12] • Kuok Foundation House (203 single rooms) • Prince George’s Park Residences (2,854 single) • Ridge View Residences (593 single; 72 double)

Notable alumni
Alumni from the King Edward VII College of Medicine/ Raffles College era (1905 to 1949) • Goh Keng Swee - Former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore • Lee Kuan Yew - Founding Prime Minister of Singapore • Mahathir bin Mohamad - 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia • Benjamin Sheares - 2nd President of Singapore • Toh Chin Chye - Former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore • Tun Abdul Razak - 2nd Prime Minister of Malaysia

Halls of residence
NUS has 6 Halls of Residence with about 3,000 residential places. The halls are situated in different parts of the campus and are well known for their vibrancy in Co-Curricular Activities (CCA), rich history and culture. Each hall has a Senior Common Room Committee (SCRC) comprising the Resident Fellows (staff). Headed by a Hall Master, which is tasked to look after residents’ well being. Residents are represented by elected student members to the Junior Common Room Committee


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Alumni from the University of Malaya (Singapore) era (1949 to 1962) • Wang Gungwu - Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS • Sellapan Ramanathan - President of Singapore and NUS Chancellor Alumni from the University of Singapore era (1962 to 1980) • Chan Heng Chee - Professor of Political Science and Singapore’s Ambassador to the United States • Chew Choon Seng - CEO of Singapore Airlines • Choo San Goh - Prominent chorographer involved with the Washington Ballet • Chua Nam-Hai - World-renowned plant biologist and Andrew W. Mellon Professor in Rockefeller University • Janadas Devan - Journalist and Review Editor at The Straits Times • Shunmugam Jayakumar - Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore • Goh Chok Tong - Current Senior Minister of Singapore and former Prime Minister of Singapore • Ho Ching - CEO of Temasek Holdings • Yaacob Ibrahim - Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs in Singapore. • Lin Hsin Hsin - Reputable artist and digital-media pioneer • Kishore Mahbubani - Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS • Ong Keng Yong - Former Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) • Balaji Sadasivan - Neurosurgeon and Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in Singapore • Tan Choo Leng - Wife of Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and former patron of the National Kidney Foundation in Singapore • Abdullah Tarmugi - Speaker of Parliament in Singapore and former Minister in the Singapore Government. • Wong Kan Seng - Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore • Arthur Yap - Prominent poet and linguist • Philip Yeo - Former Chairman of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore The National University of Singapore era (1980 - ) • Woon Cheong Ming Walter - Attorney-General of Singapore • Ng Eng Hen - Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Defence in Singapore • Davinder Singh - Senior Counsel and CEO of Drew & Napier • Vivian Balakrishnan - Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports in Singapore.

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• Sha’ari Tadin - Former Senior Parliamentary Secretary and first Malay graduate PAP Member of Parliament, Singapore • Low Thia Khiang - Secretary-General of the Workers’ Party of Singapore and Member of Parliament in Singapore for Hougang constituency • Olivia Lum - Entrepreneur, founder & CEO of Hyflux Group • Sylvia Lim - Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Singapore, law lecturer and Manager of Continuing Education and Training at Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore • Steve Chia - Secretary-General of the National Solidarity Party and former Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (2002 to 2006) • Alex Au - Independent writer who publishes articles on the Internet under the moniker "Yawningbread" and prominent gay-rights activist • James Gomez - Second Assistant Secretary-General of the Workers’ Party of Singapore and Programme Officer of the Political Parties Programme at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) • Genevieve Woo - Television news and current affairs presenter with Singapore-based regional news network Channel NewsAsia • Jeanette Aw - Actress • Roger Tan - Malaysian lawyer and member of Bar Council • Stella (Singaporean singer) • Tan Cheng Han - Current Dean of NUS law school • Robert S. Tan - Prominent geriatrician, author, Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Texas (Houston) [1] • Kaira Gong - Singer • Chew Sin Huey - Singer • Dr Faisal Manzoor Arain, Chair, Construction Project Management Department, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Calgary, Canada • Justice Andrew Phang - Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Singapore • Liang Wern Fook - Singaporean Writer and Musician

See also
• National University Hospital • NUS High School

[1] "Financial Statements for the Financial Year Ended 31 March 2008". National University of Singapore. 26 July 2008. AR_FlippingBook.html#.


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[2] "Milestones". National University of Singapore. Retrieved on 2007-08-11. >Times Higher Education 2008 World University Rankings - World’s Top universities "Double Honours Degree in Economics and Law". National University of Singapore. Retrieved on 2007-08-11. "NUS to Launch Double Degree in Law and Life Sciences". National University of Singapore. March 2007. newsLawLifeSciencesDDP.htm. Retrieved on 2007-08-11. "NUS LLB + MPP Concurrent Program". National University of Singapore. March 2007. Retrieved on 2007-08-11. Library Statistics 2007/2008 [9]

National University of Singapore
National University of Singapore (2005-11-05). NUS Pioneers Residential Colleges At Former Warren Golf Course. Press release. pressrel/0511/051111.htm. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. [10] "NUS Residential Colleges". National University of Singapore. 2006-09-11. residentialcolleges/. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. [11] "NUS Halls of Residence". National University of Singapore. Retrieved on 2007-08-11. [12] "Student Residences". National University of Singapore. Retrieved on 2007-08-11.

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External links
• National University of Singapore official site • National University of Singapore NUScast YouTube channel


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