National University of Singapore


President: Professor Tan Eng Chye

APRU Senior Staff Contact: 
Professor Andrew Wee, Vice-President (University and Global Relations)


From a small medical school founded in 1905, the National University of Singapore (NUS) has evolved into a multi-campus university of global standing, with distinctive strengths in education and research and an entrepreneurial dimension. Its diverse and cosmopolitan community of over 37,000 students from 100 countries contributes to a rich learning and living environment across three campuses – its principal 150-hectare Kent Ridge campus, Bukit Timah campus and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore in Outram.

A comprehensive university, NUS offers a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. Research activities are strategic and robust, and a 'no walls' collaborative culture forms the bedrock of NUS' research intensive vibrancy. A spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation promotes creative enterprise university wide in a support eco-system which helps students, staff and alumni to nurture the development of start-ups into regional and global companies.

Overseas collaborations with some of the best universities worldwide provide a strong global dimension to its education and research initiatives. It also participates actively in numerous international academic and research networks.

NUS has been ranked consistently among the best universities in Asia and the world, and is well-regarded for technology, biomedicine and social sciences. Beyond knowledge and technology, NUS also seeks to build intellectual, social and cultural bridges to meet the challenges of a globalised community.