Through strategic collaborations with our global partners and active participation in global networks, NUS is able to offer diverse and enriching global education, research and entrepreneurial programmes. Students have the opportunity to gain valuable cross-cultural experience and develop a strong appreciation of global issues alongside perspectives from Asia. Faculty are well-connected with other globally-oriented colleagues around the world, collaborating in educational and research activities that cannot be achieved with the same effects in one location.
NUS is a member of seven global university networks that leverage on member universities' diverse and distinctive strengths for excellence in education and research. Its contributions in some of these networks are:
NUS will continue its active participation in these global networks and develop impactful programmes to establish its leadership role in education and research in Asia.
29 March 2018
A record number of delegates — 2,200 from 58 countries — gathered at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre from 25 to 28 March for the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) 2018 Conference & Exhibition. Led by NUS, and co-hosted with three other Singapore universities, the four-day conference brought together professionals in higher education from around the world to discuss and share ideas on the theme “The Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Higher Education in the Asia Pacific.”
29 January 2018
Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-At-Large with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Rector of Tembusu College, received India’s Padma Shri Award on 25 January for distinguished service in the field of public affairs. Presented annually, the Awards are among the highest honours for civilians. This year, recipients of the Padma Shri Award included awardees from the 10 ASEAN countries, a move to celebrate the silver jubilee of the India-ASEAN partnership.
26 January 2018
French Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation Professor Frédérique Vidal, who was in town recently to launch the France-Singapore Year of Innovation, kicked off the campaign with a visit to NUS on 23 January. The call began with a roundtable themed “From Research to Innovation”, hosted by Prof Vidal and Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Education, and moderated by Professor Freddy Boey, NUS Senior Vice President, Graduate Education & Research Translation.
01 December 2017
Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Løkke Rasmussen visited NUS University Town (UTown) on 30 November, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Sólrun Løkke Rasmussen and a Danish delegation. Hosted by NUS President Designate Professor Tan Eng Chye, he was treated to a short tour of the Stephen Riady Centre at UTown on an Autonomous Vehicle developed by researchers from NUS and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology.
06 October 2017
To explore possibilities for further collaboration between NUS and universities in Sweden, NUS was honoured by a visit from Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research, Ms Helene Hellmark Knutsson, on 5 October. Accompanied by His Excellency Håkan Jevrell, Ambassador of Sweden to Singapore, as well as a delegation of leaders from Sweden’s top academic institutes, Ms Knutsson was hosted by Professor Ho Teck Hua, NUS Deputy President (Research & Technology) and Professor Andrew Wee, NUS Vice President (University and Global Relations).
20 July 2017
NUS and the University of Malaya (UM) further cemented their strong and longstanding ties through the 49th edition of the UM-NUS Inter-University Tunku Chancellor Golf Tournament from 19 to 20 July. NUS Chancellor and Singapore President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam hosted the official dinner reception on 19 July, with UM Chancellor, His Royal Highness (HRH) Sultan Dr Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, the Sultan of the State of Perak, in attendance.
15 May 2017
NUS was among the 15 leading Asian universities which formed the Asian Universities Alliance (AUA) to collectively address regional and international challenges in higher education and the economy, as well as in terms of scientific and technological advancement. NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost Professor Tan Eng Chye represented NUS at the launch of AUA on 29 April in Beijing, China.
29 March 2017
NUS has inked partnerships with four French institutions, namely Paris Descartes University, IFP School, PickCell, and the International Public Policy Association, to further its international collaboration in education and research. This follows a long-standing tradition of cooperation and warm relations between Singapore and France.
17 March 2017
In conjunction with the setting up of its global headquarters in Singapore, the international arm of leading new industry city (NIC) developer China Fortune Land Development (CFLD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NUS Business Analytics Centre (BAC) — a partnership between NUS Business and NUS Computing — on 17 March to drive innovation and leverage business analytics research to address smart city industry challenges. The University is CFLD’s first international education partner.
27 February 2017
Singapore and China signed four cooperation pacts on the sidelines of the Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation in Beijing. Among them was a letter of intent that was signed by NUS, the Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee and the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology to deepen cooperation in the biomedical industry. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli witnessed the signing ceremony.