Research Centres of Excellence

The National Research Foundation and the Ministry of Education established the Research Centres of Excellence (RCE) in 2007 to spur research excellence in the local universities. NUS is home to three of Singapore’s five RCEs - specialising in quantum technologies, cancer and mechanobiology - and is a partner in a fourth RCE on environmental life sciences and engineering.

Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT)
Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore (MBI) Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE)

Collaborations with Industry

Corporate Laboratories

Corporate laboratories are established through public-private research & development partnerships between universities and companies, and are supported by the National Research Foundation’s corporate lab scheme.

Keppel-NUS Corporate Laboratory Sembcorp-NUS Corporate Laboratory
NUS-Singtel Cyber Security Research and Development Laboratory WIL@NUS Corporate Laboratory
Applied Materials-NUS Advanced Materials Corporate Laboratory

National-Level Technology Consortia

Technology consortia are set up with support from the National Research Foundation to integrate research outcomes around a technology area. NUS is a founding member of all six consortia. Each consortium enhances knowledge sharing and technology transfer through collaborations among academia and industry partners.

Singapore Health Technologies Consortium (HealthTEC) Singapore Spintronics Consortium
LUX Photonics Consortium Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium
Singapore Consortium for Synthetic Biology Singapore Data Science Consortium
Singapore National Membrane Consortium

NUS Consortia

Hybrid Integrated Flexible Electronic Systems Membrane Science and Technology Consortium

Other Recent Partnerships

NUS and Grab NUS and ExxonMobil
NUS, EZ-Link and Alibaba Cloud NUS, StarHub, ComfortDelGro Bus and Veniam
NUS and Microsoft NUS and City Developments Limited

Faculties and Schools - Research Section

NUS research is broad-based and spans across a diverse mix of disciplines. There are 17 faculties and schools that engage in high impact research which contribute to advancing knowledge.

Arts and Social Sciences Business
Computing Dentistry
Design and Environment Duke-NUS Medical School
Engineering NUS Graduate School for Integrative Science and Engineering
Law Medicine
Music Public Health
Public Policy School of Continuing and Lifelong Education
Science University Scholars Programme
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