Summit on Transformational Leadership for Global Universities

The inaugural Summit on Transformational Leadership for Global Universities held from 8 to 10 November 2016 at NUS (Suzhou) Research Institute in China attracted more than 60 participants, comprising senior management from 24 local and overseas universities, as well as key China officials. Among the invited guests were Mr Xu Tao, Director-General, Department of International Cooperation and Exchange, China’s Ministry of Education; Suzhou Vice Mayors Mr Wang Xiang and Mr Wang Hongsheng; and Mr Stanley Lee, Senior Director of Programmes and Partnerships, Temasek Foundation International.

Temasek Foundation International-NUS Programme for Leadership in University Management (TFI-NUS PLUM)

The Temasek Foundation International-NUS Programme for Leadership in University Management (TFI-NUS PLUM) serves as a platform for university leaders to discuss issues, share experiences, generate and advance breakthrough ideas on the governance and management of Asian universities. Since 2012, over 250 university leaders from ASEAN, China and India have attended this programme.

NUS Global Strategy

The NUS Global Strategy builds upon the strong foundation of our global efforts, shaped by the forces of an increasingly globalising and changing world.

The Impact of Study Abroad Programmes on Graduate Employment Outcomes (Pre-print)

This paper examines the impact of study abroad programmes on three outcomes, namely, (1) the salary of graduates’ first job upon graduation, (2) their job search duration and (3) their academic performance at graduation. This is achieved by merging a dataset that contains information about undergraduates’ participation in study abroad programmes during the period 2007-2013 while in the National University of Singapore with the self-reported outcomes in the Graduate Employment Survey.

News - 2017/2018

10 April 2018

South Asia in the spotlight

The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) at NUS held its 12th ISAS Conference themed “Emerging South Asia: Politics, Economy and International Relations” on 6 April at Orchard Hotel Singapore. Some 240 diplomats, policymakers, scholars and students attended the full-day conference, which covered key issues relating to the region's domestic priorities, economy, security and global aspirations.


09 April 2018

NUS President attends Bo'ao Forum

NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye was in Hainan, China from 8 to 11 April for the University’s debut participation in the prestigious Bo’ao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018. The Forum aims to foster dialogue and engagement between international government officials, business leaders and academia on global and regional issues ranging from entrepreneurship and education to transportation, communications and the environment. This year’s theme was “An open and innovative Asia for a world of greater prosperity”.


26 January 2018

NUS President in Davos

NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye joined various university leaders, policymakers and industry leaders in a discussion on university-industry collaboration at the Times Higher Education (THE) Davos Innovation Forum held in Davos, Switzerland on 24 January, during which a THE/Elsevier report highlighting the economic impact of a handful of global universities was launched.


15 February 2018

Singapore in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

How can Singapore harness the opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution — characteristed by rapid digitisation, automation and increasingly complex and disruptive technologies — while mitigating any negative consequences? This was the question experts sought to address at the Tembusu Forum themed “Fourth Industrial Revolution and Singapore”, held on 13 February at NUS.

07 February 2018

NUS President on university alliances in research

NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye joined university leaders and higher education experts in a lively discussion titled “University alliances — research output defining regional strength” at the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia Universities Summit on 6 February.

19 January 2018

Communicating risk in a complex world

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk (LRFI) organised an industry sharing session on “Risk Communication in the Real World” on 17 January at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS. The event saw distinguished speakers share their insights on risk and crisis communication in an increasingly complex global environment.

12 December 2017

Asia’s impact on global higher education

NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan delivered the prestigious Higher Education Policy Institute 2017 Lecture at the Royal Society to higher education leaders in London on 7 December. Professor Tan underscored the need for academic institutions to understand the major shifts in global higher education — specifically those that have taken place in Asia over the last decade — if they are to make the right decisions in the future.

02 November 2017

Acting against antimicrobial resistance

The fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has to take a wider, more social approach, said Professor Keiji Fukuda, Director of School of Public Health at the University of Hong Kong. He was speaking at the Public Health Thought Leadership Dialogue organised by the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) on 1 November. Themed “Antimicrobial Resistance: from Knowledge to Action”, the dialogue discussed the current status of AMR, the problems at hand and the key areas to work on.

05 October 2017

Sharing lessons in innovation

The inaugural Global Innovation Forum kicked off at NUS on 4 October with academics and practitioners in both the public and private sectors from over 35 countries in attendance. The Forum, organised by World Bank Group’s (WBG) Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice and co-hosted by NUS, provided a platform for robust dialogue on the potential of exponential technologies to promote competitiveness and development.

29 November 2017

Democracy and accountability on the internet

Mr Dan Shefet, an internationally renowned lawyer, spoke about accountability on the internet and how institutions could be established to provide recommendations on content during U@live on 22 November at the NUS Shaw Foundation Alumni House. Based in Paris, Mr Shefet founded the Association for Accountability and Internet Democracy in 2014 to introduce internet accountability to provide protection for individuals who have had falsehoods circulated about them.

07 November 2017

Women techmakers share insights

Powerful female changemakers spoke on technology in the 21st century and tackling gender barriers at the first Women in Tech conference organised by student group Yale-NUS Women in Business on 1 November. The conference was organised in collaboration with the Yale-NUS Data Science and Yale-NUS Global Emerging Markets student organisations.

03 November 2017

The unfolding 21st century

Yale-NUS College (Yale-NUS) played host to Dr Fareed Zakaria, CNN journalist and Washington Post columnist; and Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-At-Large with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Rector of Tembusu College, who engaged in a lively discussion on politics, society and technology in the 21st century. Held on 31 October, the dialogue was part of the President’s Speaker Series organised by the College.

09 October 2017

ASEAN banks needed in climate change fight

The banking regulations and practices in six ASEAN countries do not reflect the commitment of the individual nations in the fight against climate change and the move towards sustainable development goals, a report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and NUS Business School’s Centre for Governance, Institutes and Organisations (CGIO) has revealed.

06 September 2017

2018 THE World Academic Summit heads to NUS

NUS, in partnership with Times Higher Education (THE), will host the 2018 THE World Academic Summit from 25 to 27 September next year. The annual flagship THE event gathers the world’s thought leaders across universities, research institutions, industry and government to shape the future of higher education.

06 July 2017

Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution

"The Fourth Industrial Revolution is not just happening, we can shape it in a positive way or we may miss the opportunity and thus the Fourth Industrial Revolution will shape us," said Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum as he began his dialogue session at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY School) at NUS on 5 July.

29 May 2017

Perspectives on China’s global position

“Our primary job is to use our scholarly skills to understand and explain contemporary developments in China — what its leaders are trying to do, the why and how, what is succeeding and what is not,” said Professor Wang Gungwu, Chairman of the NUS East Asian Institute (EAI) in his welcome address at the institute’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

27 April 2017

10 ideas for the future

As part of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Higher Education Leadership Symposium, and in celebration of the Council’s 10th anniversary in the Asia-Pacific region, 11 global higher education leaders gathered at NUS on 27 April in search of 10 big ideas for the future of their institutions amidst a challenging global landscape.

06 March 2017

South Asia and the world

The global landscape today is shrouded in a cloud of hostility and it would be in the interests of all to make sure that countries in South Asia become partners in peace and prosperity rather than hotbeds of strategic competition. This was the key message driven home at the 11th ISAS International Conference on South Asia on 3 March at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore, organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) at NUS.

06 March 2017

Deconstructing populism

Distinguished speakers at this year’s Tembusu Forum who shared their insights on populism from the perspectives of their respective countries included Mr Jonathan Darby, Acting Deputy High Commissioner at the British High Commission in Singapore; former US Ambassador Frank Lavin; and Assoc Prof Tan Ern Ser from NUS Arts and Social Sciences.

01 February 2017

World Order in the Age of Trump

Prof Amitav Acharya, Boeing Company Chair in International Relations, Schwarzman Scholars Program, Tsinghua University, shared that recognising the challenges faced by the existing order is key to any hopes for building world order 2.0, in a lecture organised by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS.

24 January 2017

Putting families first

Leading Harvard scholar and Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology Professor Mary C Brinton delivered an engaging lecture titled “Postindustrial fertility rates in East Asia and Europe: Lessons for Singapore” on 19 January at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House to a rapt audience of 250 NUS faculty, staff, students and guests...

16 January 2017

The Challenges Ahead – Europe and the World

His Excellency Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ukraine, delivered a public lecture at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS where he offered his thoughts on the current developments in Europe and globally in the aftermath of the Brexit amid growing populist sentiments...

07 January 2017

Has the game changed?

Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, delivered the keynote address at the APSIA-Foreign Affairs-LKY School conference held at NUS where he outlined four major trends that have contributed to a shift in politics in most advanced nations...

06 January 2017

Cultural Transfers in History

NUS University Professor and renowned historian, Professor Wang Gungwu, delivered a lecture at Presidency 200’s Global Education Summit, a conference organised to mark India’s prestigious Presidency University’s bicentenary celebrations...

03 January 2017

Perspectives on the Pacific Century

The Honourable Kirk Wagar, United States Ambassador to Singapore, shared his insightful perspectives on the implications of recent events on politics, trade and security in Southeast Asia...

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