NUS Identity

EVOLUTION OF THE NUS IDENTITY

The origins of the National University of Singapore (NUS) may be traced to 1905, when Singapore's first centre of higher education - The Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School - was founded.


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1912

The name change of the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School to King Edward VII Medical School was formalised with a coat of arms.
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1928

Raffles College was established to complement medical studies with the teaching of Arts and Sciences at tertiary level.
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1949

Raffles College was merged with King Edward VII College of Medicine to become the University of Malaya.
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1955

Nanyang University started classes in Jurong.
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1962

The University of Malaya at Singapore was formally established as the University of Singapore.
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1980

The National University of Singapore was established with the merger of the University of Singapore and Nanyang University.
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2001

The birth of a modernised logo signifying the bold and dynamic NUS community and the university's vision of being a leading global university centred in Asia.