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NUS In 2022

15 DECEMBER 2022

In 2022, I had the opportunity to hold town halls and engagement sessions with staff and stakeholders on the Shaping the Future strategy that was endorsed by the Board of Trustees in January. The NUS senior leadership undertook a deep dive into how we can position NUS well for a post-Covid world.

10 Reasons to Celebrate 2021

03 DECEMBER 2021

NUS continues to be on a strong trajectory in 2021. From bold, strategic planning for an uncertain future, the implementation of innovative initiatives, to managing the complex, operational issues arising from a dynamic COVID-19 pandemic situation, the University has earned a strong reputation as a trusted and forward-looking institution.

Special Conferment Ceremony For the Honorary Doctor of Letters

12 JANUARY 2021

Over the course of a long and remarkable life and career, Dr Oon Chiew Seng has taken on many diverse and challenging roles. She has been variously, a pioneering medical practitioner, a social activist, a community leader and a philanthropist.

Launch Of The College Of Humanities And Sciences

08 DECEMBER 2020

A very good morning to all of you. First of all, I would like to thank our special guests Wei Lin and Ye Gang for joining us at the launch of the new College of Humanities and Sciences, and for their participation in the panel discussion on “The Future of Work”.

University Awards 2020

04 DECEMBER 2020

2020 has been marked by the Covid-19 crisis. It is said that crises can bring out the best in humanity.

NUS115 Distinguished Speaker Series

03 DECEMBER 2020

Welcome to the NUS115 Distinguished Speaker Series event. I would especially like to thank Minister Wong for taking time off his busy schedule to grace the occasion as our inaugural Speaker.

NUS Bizad Run 2020 & Launch of NUS115

11 JANUARY 2020

I am delighted to see the NUS community, along with members of the public, turn up with such force today in support of charity.

NUS IN 2019

16 DECEMBER 2019

2019 marks the first full year of the new leadership team taking the helm, steering NUS on our journey forward to become a leading global university, shaping the future.

NUS-NUSS Mentorship Programme Campuswide Launch

16 OCTOBER 2019

This year’s programme marks the 7th run of the highly successful NUSS-NUS Mentorship Programme.

Singapore Bicentennial Conference


This year is a special year for Singapore, as we commemorate the 200th year of Sir Stanford Raffles’ arrival on our shores.

Launch of the NUS-Agilent Hub for Translation & Capture Monday

19 AUGUST 2019

A very warm welcome to NUS! Thank you for joining us on this happy occasion to celebrate the launch of the NUS-Agilent Hub for Translation & Capture.

Singaporean Researchers Global Summit

06 August 2019

NUS is delighted to host this special gathering, which brings together Singaporean researchers and aspiring academics based in Singapore and around the world.

SkillsFuture Festival @ NUS 2019 Symposium

24 July 2019

Welcome to the SkillsFuture Festival at NUS. It is an honour and a pleasure for NUS to host this event on our campus, and to bring 12 public Institutes of Higher Learning or IHLs together.

NUS Commencement Dinner 2019 Speech

19 July 2019

It is wonderful to join you this evening, as the University concludes Commencement activities for 2019.

NUS Commencement 2019

11 July 2019

It is a wonderful privilege to join our graduating class, and families, friends and well-wishers, as we kick off this year’s Commencement ceremonies.

NUS Global Citizen Conference 2019

24 June 2019

The NUS Global Citizen Conference is a forum organised by the NUS Students’ Union as a platform for participants to exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas on global issues.

University Awards 2019

28 MAY 2019

NUS is immensely proud of how you have achieved peaks of excellence in your pursuits, and how your life and work have left a deep, positive impact.

NUS IN 2018

01 January 2019

It has been an eventful and exhilarating year for NUS, with a new leadership team taking the helm.

Special Conferment Ceremony

13 November 2018

We bid a warm welcome to our Honorary Graduand and alumnus Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia, and our distinguished alumna, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Haji Mohd Ali, and to all our friends here from Malaysia and Singapore.

Launch of NUS Vision, Mission and Values

15 August 2018

The people of NUS form the bedrock of this University – a very special institution founded by the community, for the community; a leading global university that is shaping the future.

NUS Commencement Dinner 2018 Speech

20 Jul 2018

Witnessing the many moments of joy and celebration among graduates, families and friends, I am reminded once again, of the great impact and value our University can create, as well as the strong bonds of trust and support between the wider community and NUS.

NUS Commencement 2018

12 Jul 2018

Commencement is one of the most colourful and celebratory events on the University’s calendar. The NUS community takes great pride and pleasure in celebrating this event’s rich and distinctive history.

Launch of WIL@NUS Corporate Laboratory

19 Jun 2018

Academic-industry partnerships like the WIL@NUS Corporate Lab are important, because they enable both partners to reach new frontiers and achieve outcomes that may not be possible on their own.

University Awards 2018

14 May 2018

Good evening, and first, my heartiest congratulations to the award winners this evening; I am very proud of each one of you.

The 12th ISAS International Conference on South Asia

06 April 2018

This conference is a good opportunity for me to reflect and present on our University’s ties and dealings in South Asia.

SERIS’ 10th Anniversary Celebration

05 April 2018

We are living in a rapidly changing world, much of it brought about by techno¬logical innovations. Developments in big data analytics, digital health, autonomous vehicles, robotics, social media, cryptocurrencies, cybersecurity etc will disrupt our world and our lifestyles.

The Inaugural International Alliance of Research Universities Cybersecurity Forum

04 April 2018

Cybersecurity is a very pertinent and pressing issue confronting many organisations, including universities. Concomitant to the IT revolution, the past decade has witnessed incidents when underlying information systems were being compromised.

The unveiling of the upgraded University Cultural Centre

22 March 2018

The UCC, alongside the NUS Museum, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, forms a ‘cultural cluster’ on the west side of campus.

Honouring Prof Tan Chorh Chuan and Prof Tan Eng Chye

05 January 2018

I would begin by putting on record our thanks and appreciation to Chorh Chuan for being an outstanding President for the last nine years. You have, through great vision and sheer hard work, transformed NUS into a university that has become a model for others in the region and the world.

NUS at Technology, Faculty Engagement and Student Learning: Expanding Mindsets and Changing Culture in Higher Education

21 November 2017

The theme of the conference is a timely one, on Technology, Faculty Engagement and Student Learning: Expanding Mindsets and Changing Culture in Higher Education.

Launch of the Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Centre

20 November 2017

As Singapore’s flagship public university NUS strives to provide a holistic and transformative education that nurtures graduates who are innovative, able and confident to lead and serve the needs of the economy, community and society.

NUS 2017 Designing Resilience in Asia

16 August 2017

Over the past two decades, NUS has made great strides in our pursuit of academic excellence.

SSHSPH AlumNite 2017

06 July 2017

The Chinese tradition believes that good things come in pairs - 好事成双. The School’s AlumNite this year is particularly meaningful as we are coming together for a double celebration, to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating students, and to confer the first NUS Emeritus Professorship of Public Health to a special, esteemed and inspiring individual.

Farewell Appreciation Dinner for Mr S Dhanabalan, Chairman, NUS Business School Management Advisory Board

14 June 2017

I know Mr Dhanabalan as a down-to-earth, unassuming and patient man that gave little away about his sterling reputation and contributions as one of Singapore’s most notable leaders, who had steered the country’s miraculous journey from third world to first.

NUS Launch of 50 Years of Science in Singapore

31 May 2017

Science is central to life and development of mankind.

NUS Teaching Academy Annual Dinner and Distinguished Lecture 2017

17 May 2017

The Teaching Academy has been established for some eight years now, during which it has made many contributions to enhancing the educational landscape at NUS.

NUS at the Opening Ceremony of the 2nd Singapore Cyber Security
R&D Conference (SG-CRC) 2017

21 February 2017

Our lives in this day and age are dominated by Information Technology.

NUS Career Fair 2017

07 February 2017

CFG has successfully evolved from the NUS career centre to become a first-of-its kind centre developing programmes that contribute to holistic education to equip students for successful future careers and enabling them to lead happy and meaningful lives, contributing to community and society.

Tech Experience Day

25 January 2017

Technology is omnipresent in modern day living. Children intuitively use smart phones and tablet computers, and to our NUS students, virtual reality devices, are common tools in their gaming and social media activities.

For The University Leadership Programme
For Japanese Universities

24 January 2017

With UTown, NUS had the opportunity to design and pioneer a unique residential college educational model of integrated living and learning on campus, a first in Singapore’s higher education landscape.