NUS introduced an online course for gifted JC students. The collaboration with Stanford University offered a range of Mathematics and Physics courses, and allowed participants to earn credits for advance placements at NUS or other top American universities.
The Core Curriculum was implemented in July starting with selected students from the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Science and the School of Computing.
The Singapore-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alliance (SMA) started its first full-time graduate courses and research programmes in July for degrees including Master of Science in Advanced Materials, Master of Science in High Performance Computation for Engineered Systems (HPCES), Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy.
The School of Computing launched a first-ever master course conducted completely through video-conferencing in conjunction with Faculty of Business Administration. Called Global Project Coordination, the course was conducted with Stanford University and the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology.
President SR Nathan succeeded Mr Ong Teng Cheong as the new Chancellor.
The NUS Symphonic Band was the only Asian band to be featured at the 3rd International Youth Music Festival, Zurich, in July. The Festival is held once every seven years.
NUS Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP) received the Excellence for Singapore award in recognition for its contribution as an international centre in the field.
NUS' School of Building and Real Estate emerged the top contributor to Construction Management and Economics, an internationally refereed journal which received the highest international ranking among construction management journals.
The Computer Centre gained the distinction as the first NUS administrative department to qualify for the ISO 9001 certification.