The NUS bioinformatics collaboration with Stanford University and Sweden's Karolinska Institute and Uppsala University expanded to a five-country tie-up, together with South Africa's University of Western Cape and Australia's University of Sydney. With the new additions, the collaboration was renamed as the Singapore-Stanford-South Africa-Sweden-Sydney S* Life Science Information Alliance.
Design Technology Institute was established by NUS and the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) of the Netherlands. The Institute was set up to train future leaders in Product Design and Development, and conduct research and education in the discipline of Design Technology.
The Vice-Chancellor gave his first State of the University Address. He highlighted his vision for NUS as a global knowledge enterprise. The University unveiled its new corporate identity that carried a stylized branding to symbolise a forward-looking organisation.
The University Scholars Programme (USP) was launched. The Programme draws the brightest students from the Faculties of Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Computing, Design & Environment, Engineering and Science into an environment that catalyses their intellectual passion and stretches them to their utmost. Designed to develop the intellectual, leadership and personal qualities of talented undergraduates, the four-year honours programme offers specially-designed modules that provide students with unique intellectual challenges and broad-based education that goes beyond their professional or specialised training. The Programme nurtures nimble minds that are able to make path-breaking connections within and across diverse disciplines.
Faculty of Law became the first law school in the world to win the prestigious Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition four times.