The 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.
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.
Raffles College was established to complement medical studies with the teaching of Arts and Science at tertiary level.
Raffles College merged with King Edward VII College of Medicine to become University of Malaya.
Nanyang University started classes in Jurong.
The University of Malaya at Singapore was formally established as the University of Singapore.
The University of Singapore and Nanyang University merged to form the National University of Singapore.
The coat of arms remains unchanged while the identity positions NUS as a global knowledge enterprise.