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.

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Global Alliances And Networks

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 President was Chair of IARU from 2009 to 2012
  • NUS President is a Steering Committee member of APRU
  • NUS sits on the Board of Trustees for the ASEAN University Network
  • NUS is a founding member of Universitas 21

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.

News - 2017

29 March 2017

New partnerships with French institutions

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

Partnering for smart cities

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, China ink pacts to deepen cooperation in bilateral projects

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...

News - 2016

25 November 2016

NUS, Deltares partner for urban resilience

NUS and Dutch applied research institute Deltares signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 24 November to formally launch the development of a new Singapore Centre on Urban Resilience (SeCURE). The initiative will use big data and adopt a holistic systems approach to address urban resilience challenges — such as climate change induced flooding and drought — in Southeast Asia, a “global hotspot for water insecurity”...

2 November 2016

Faculty of Science forges closer ties with the University of Dundee

NUS Provost and Deputy President (Academic Affairs), Prof TAN Eng Chye and the University of Dundee Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Pete DOWNES signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 2 November to broaden collaboration between NUS’ Faculty of Science and the University of Dundee’s School of Life Sciences, opening opportunities to more mutual academic and scientific research options for staff and international education opportunities for Life Sciences students of the two universities...

21 October 2016

NUS, Newcastle University renew ties

NUS and Newcastle University (NU), UK, have renewed their partnership on a university-wide coursework-based exchange programme for undergraduate students. A similar agreement was signed between the two universities in 2003, which builds on an active student exchange partnership that first began as far back as the late 1980s in the field of Architecture...

27 September 2016

IARU's first Joint Course started in four partner universities

Students from Cambridge, UC Berkeley, National University of Singapore and from the University of Tokyo are now attending the first joint course taught by five IARU Scholars on "State Fragility and its Consequences"...

14 September 2016

NUS partners World Bank on public policy

NUS and the World Bank Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 9 September to engage in collaborative research for the enhancement of public policy effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability. Signatories for the MOU were Mr Jordan Schwartz, Director of the World Bank’s Singapore Hub for Infrastructure and Urban Development, and Professor Tan Eng Chye, NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost...

3 June 2016

NUS and Duke reaffirm partnership

Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) marked an important milestone with the signing of the Phase III Agreement by Duke University and NUS. Singapore’s Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong and Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung were Guests-of-Honour at the signing ceremony on 2 June at Duke-NUS...

4 May 2016

Medical education, research get $1m boost

NUS and Indonesia’s Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) have begun a new era of partnership in medical education and research with the aid of a $1 million gift from Indonesian philanthropist Dato’ Sri Professor Dr Tahir. The Tahir-NUS-UGM Collaboration in Medicine was marked by the signing of an agreement on 4 May by Dato’ Sri Professor Dr Tahir, NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan and UGM Rector Professor Ir Dwikorita Karnawati. The ceremony was graced by former Indonesian President Professor Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono...

25 February 2016

NUS, Sciences Po offer new degree

NUS has partnered Sciences Po, France’s leading university in the social sciences, to introduce a new Double Degree Programme (DDP) for undergraduates from August 2016. This is the University’s first collaboration with Sciences Po and the latter’s first undergraduate degree programme offered jointly with a Singapore university...

News - 2015

17 October 2015

Alliance of global campuses

The University of California, Berkeley, the University of Cambridge and NUS announced on 17 October their intention to form a new global alliance to collaborate on research and graduate-level programmes...