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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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