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  • NUS - 2011
    contained content from 65 contributors from the academia government agencies and environmental activist groups in Singapore Academic Initiatives In honour of its founding dean the Faculty of Law established the Lionel A Sheridan Professorship Prof Sheridan was appointed the first Professor of Law and Head of the Law Department in July 1956 He was also elected its first dean when the Department attained Faculty status in November 1959 The Faculty of Engineering launched Singapore s first Executive Master in Systems Engineering and Management The Faculty of Law was the first in Asia to partner the International Court of Justice ICJ and the World Bank to offer two fellowships respectively for law graduates beginning 2011 The World Bank s two year Legal Associates Programme offers the opportunity to work in the World Bank Legal Vice Presidency and is open to students with a master s degree LL M and top ranking Bachelor of Law LL B students may apply for the six to 12 months Legal Internship Programme The ICJ programme offers the opportunity to work in the chambers of one of the judges NUS launched a new Bachelor of Environmental Studies programme the University s first ever interdisciplinary undergraduate degree programme The four year direct Honours degree programme equips students with a solid foundation on environmental issues through a broad based curriculum in their first two years and offers specialisation in either Environmental Biology or Environmental Geography in their third and final years of studies The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and the Peabody Institute at The Johns Hopkins University introduced a Joint Bachelor of Music degree programme the world s first and only international undergraduate conservatory music programme of its kind INSEAD and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy LKY School established the Continuation Path degree programme enabling students from INSEAD to branch out into public administration and students from the LKY School into business administration Duke NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore launched the Benjamin Sheares Professorship in Academic Medicine The Institute of Water Policy unveiled Asia s first multi year water leadership programme funded by the Temasek Foundation The programme will train 700 water leaders in Asia over the next 10 years to ensure improved access to life saving water and sanitation facilities in the continent s emerging markets Research The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences launched an online portal Singapore Research Nexus allowing academics policymakers students and the general public access to research of the Faculty s 15 departments on humanities and social sciences issues affecting Singapore NUS partnered Gamesa a global leader in wind energy technology on the research and development of lightweight and strong fibre reinforced composite materials and structures for wind turbines NUS and the Agency for Science Technology and Research A STAR launched two new research programmes aimed at training skilled professionals in Green Electronics a new growth area in the electronics sector These programmes will equip NUS graduates with the knowledge and skills to plan and design green data

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  • NUS - 2010
    Singapore Delft Water Alliance at NUS Dr Balkenende also unveiled the Albert Winsemius Lane named in honour of the late Dr Albert Winsemius who was an economic advisor to Singapore from 1961 to 1984 The Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy at the NUS Business School was launched to advance social entrepreneurship and philanthropy research and education as well as to enhance the community development efforts of the University The Faculty of Dentistry was officially opened by Guest of Honour Mr Wong Ngit Liong Chairman of the NUS Board of Trustees The new building will house three student clinics and facilities such as laboratories an X ray facility as well as seminar and tutorial rooms for both undergraduate and graduate students Guest of Honour Dr Tony Tan Chairman of the National Research Foundation graced the inauguration of the new premises of the NUS Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore SERIS SERIS which is sponsored by the Singapore Economic Development Board and NUS aims to take the lead in solar energy research and development in Asia Academic Initiatives Ongoing efforts by the University to provide more diverse learning opportunities include Dr Li Yuanchao Member of the Political Bureau and Secretariat of the Communist Party of China CPC Central Committee and Minister of the Organisation Department of the CPC Central Committee officiated at the launch of the new Master in Public Administration and Management MPAM programme The MPAM programme which is conducted in Chinese and jointly offered by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the NUS Business School will enable students to develop skills in decision making and policy analysis and participate in overseas study missions and attachments The NUS Cambridge Scholarship was launched to support one Singaporean scholar each year to pursue PhD studies at the British university so as to strengthen existing areas of research and collaboration as well as institutional links between the two universities NUS is the first Asian university to establish a student exchange programme with the University of Cambridge NUS and Imperial College London have inked a Memorandum of Understanding MOU for a joint PhD degree The MOU was signed by Deputy President Academic Affairs and Provost Prof Tan Eng Chye and Imperial College Pro Rector for Postgraduate and International Affairs Prof Mary Ritter The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine developed the NUS Wiki platform MedWiki which allows nominated faculty members and clinicians from NUHS and other teaching hospitals to update their educational blueprints and lesson plans This will help facilitate curriculum review for standardisation across the teaching hospitals The School of Computing launched two programmes in Computer Science the Von Neumann programme which is catered for students who wish to pursue a technical career in a high end computing engineering centre of large information and communication technologies companies and the Turing programme which prepares students who are keen on a research career in computing NUS offered two new international summer programmes called Semester at Sea and the Mayan Route The Semester

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  • NUS - 2009
    be a special Home on Campus for all NUS alumni and also serve as a focal point for the NUS community to strengthen ties with one another The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Science commemorated their 80th anniversary with the launch of the Faculty Square located at the Alumni Terrace at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House The Centre for Instructional Technology established an official NUS channel on YouTube NUS is the first tertiary institution in Singapore to use this platform to showcase selected public events and lectures thus increasing its global exposure NUS Libraries launched a 3D interactive map of the Central Library the world s first Google Earth tool designed to find the location of books and navigating space inside a library Multimedia features such as text and images including videos and narrations are used to introduce landmarks and educate users on the library s facilities in a fun and interactive way Academic Initiatives Ongoing efforts by the University to provide more diverse learning opportunities include The NUS Teaching Academy was established with 18 Fellows inducted for the first year As a think tank in education matters the Teaching Academy will drive various projects which includes developing new educational thinking and initiatives that are aligned with the University s Vision and mission It aims to contribute to key educational processes within the University and help to shape the development of NUS education As part of the University s innovative programme to promote entrepreneurship NUS inked an agreement with Tsinghua University to set up NUS College in Beijing its second college in China and sixth in the world The Faculty of Engineering introduced a Design Centric Engineering Curriculum in Academic Year 2009 2010 which prepares students to handle complex and multi disciplinary problems through fundamental principles relevant to an engineering discipline Another new initiative is the Global Engineering Programme an exclusive programme for top students which leads to an NUS Bachelor s degree after three years followed by a postgraduate programme at a top partner university in the fourth year The NUS Business School and HEC Paris School of Management signed an MOU to launch a leading Double Degree MBA programme which will equip students with the sought after expertise of European and Asian markets Research NUS third Research Centre of Excellence RCE the Mechanobiology Institute was established with a funding of 150 million over 10 years from the National Research Foundation and the Ministry of Education The new RCE aims to break new ground in studying diseases through the mechanisms of cell and tissue mechanics The NUS GE Singapore Water Technology Centre a collaboration between GE Water and NUS was officially opened at NUS by Dr Tony Tan Chairman of the National Research Foundation The 150 million centre which aims to support Singapore s aspiration as a global water technology hub will develop new solutions for low energy seawater desalination water reclamation and more efficient water reuse The Keio NUS CUTE Centre

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  • NUS - 2008
    Initiative Ongoing efforts by the University to provide more diverse learning opportunities include Launch of the Singapore Academy of GxP Excellence SAGE a collaboration between NUS Economic Development Board Health Sciences Authority of Singapore Singapore Workforce Development Agency and leading pharmaceutical companies The programmes will be based on GxP guidelines G Good P Practice x practice descriptor in manufacturing clinical research and health product safety This is to ensure that medicines cosmetics traditional medicines and medical devices for public use are safe effective and of a certain quality Launch of the two year Master of Landscape Architecture programme the first to be offered by a local university It will provide training in areas such as architectural design site planning environmental restoration town and urban planning and historic preservation An Asia MBA Double Degree Programme with Fudan University School of Management and Korea University Business School offered by NUS Business School in AY2008 09 Students will receive the MBA from their home university and opt for another MBA from one of the two partner universities Research NUS second Research Centre of Excellence the Cancer Research Centre of Excellence has been established with a total funding of 172 million over seven years by the Ministry of Education and National Research Foundation The Cancer RCE will be a national resource where a world class team of international and local scientists will spearhead translational clinical research to better understand and develop new insights into the diagnosis and treatment of cancer Launch of Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore SERIS With a funding of 130 million over five years from the Economic Development Board SERIS aims to conduct use inspired research in the field of solar energy conversion relevant to the critical and future needs of Singapore and the region Establishment of Asia s first

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  • NUS - 2007
    the Indian Institute of Technology Madras IITM This will facilitate admission of graduate students at both NUS and IITM under joint supervision of faculties from both institutions Some programmes will be launched in the second semester of AY2007 08 and in AY2008 09 Bachelor s and Master s dual law degree programme by NUS Faculty of Law and New York University School of Law Commencing in July 2008 the highly distinctive and innovative programme will enable NUS law undergraduates to attain an additional Master s degree from a top US law school in the time they normally take to complete their undergraduate studies Bachelor of Business Administration Honours Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Computing Computer Science Honours Bachelor of Business Administration Accountancy Honours Bachelor of Business Administration Accountancy and Bachelor of Computing Computer Science Honours Bachelor of Business Administration Honours Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Computing Information Systems Honours Bachelor of Business Administration Accountancy Honours Bachelor of Business Administration Accountancy and Bachelor of Computing Information Systems Honours Bachelor of Laws LLB and Juris Doctor JD dual degree programme by NUS Faculty of Law and New York University s NYU School of Law Master of Psychology Clinical offered by the Faculty of Arts Social Sciences to meet the increasing need for clinical psychologists Joint Master of Psychology Clinical with the University of Melbourne Master of Clinical Investigation to meet the growing need for more clinical specialists who are competent in research NUS Columbia University Double Professional Degree Programme offered by the Risk Management Institute Master of Business Administration Master in Public Administration Double Degree Programme Master of Business Administration Master in Public Policy Double Degree Programme Master of Laws Master in Public Administration Double Degree Programme Master of Laws Master in Public Policy Double Degree Programme Master of Engineering M Eng and PhD research programmes offered by the Division of Engineering and Technology Management of the Faculty of Engineering PhD programme in Cultural Studies in Asia Offered by the Faculty of Arts Social Sciences the multi disciplinary programme will focus exclusively on Asian contexts and contents The programme received an endowed gift of 1 million from Professor William Lim a renowned architect and analyst in Asian urban and cultural issues The gift will fund the William Lim Siew Wai Fellowship in Cultural Studies in Asia NUS research continues to be robust and vibrant Significant developments and breakthroughs during the quarter include Establishment of the Research Centre of Excellence RCE on Quantum Information Science and Technology QIST with co funding from the National Research Foundation NRF and MOE NRF and MOE have set aside 750 million to fund a number of RCEs each focusing on medium and long term world class investigator led research aligned with Singapore s long term strategic interests NUS proposal on QIST was selected to be the first RCE To be led by Artur Ekert Lee Kong Chian Centennial Professor the Centre will conduct interdisciplinary theoretical and experimental research aimed at overcoming the fundamental limits to information processing It will develop quantum technologies that will be crucial in both cryptography and computation Hosting the Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology SMART Centre which will be located at University Town Warren SMART is the first research centre within the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise CREATE which aims to foster joint research between a select few of the world s top research universities and Singapore based knowledge organisations SMART s first interdisciplinary research group focusing on infectious diseases is scheduled to commence work in July 2007 Establishment of the Singapore Delft Water Alliance SDWA at the NUS Faculty of Engineering A collaboration between NUS Dutch water specialist Delft Hydraulics and the Public Utilities Board SDWA is Singapore s first multi institutional and interdisciplinary research centre for water knowledge It aims to advance science and technology in the water sector and test bed findings on relevant real world problems Research education and development of specialist consultancy services are the three main thrusts of the centre Launch of the new Offshore Technology Research Programme NUS Centre for Offshore Research Engineering CORE which will host the programme will receive research grants of 5 million over the next three years from A STAR and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore The Economic Development Board will support CORE through its Training and Attachment Programme The combined support is a significant boost to CORE s vision to be a leading offshore engineering centre in research development and application of technology for the advancement of the offshore and maritime industry A new permanent home for Temasek Laboratories TL NUS a collaboration between NUS and Defence Science Technology Agency Located in the vicinity of the NUS Faculty of Engineering the new Temasek Laboratories building will house offices and advanced laboratories for aerodynamics control and guidance electromagnetics materials research signal processing information security and nonlinear dynamics studies First vulnerability study on local impact of climate change by a 14 member international team led by NUS Tropical Marine Science Institute Over the next two years the study will focus on several key areas including rainfall temperature and wind examining data from 1960 onwards to predict scenarios for the next century Establishment of the Interactive and Digital Media Institute IDMI As Singapore s first inter disciplinary research institute in interactive and digital media it will house eight laboratories in the areas of mixed reality sociable robotics games ambient intelligence multimedia sensing cognitive and social studies arts and creativity and multimodal analysis The institute will undertake leading edge application inspired basic research in emerging fields relevant to the critical and future needs of Singapore To date 17 exemplar projects have been identified many of which are expected to be launched within a year Establishment of NUS Environmental Research Institute NERI as a leading global centre of inter disciplinary research education and expertise in the environment particularly in areas affecting Singapore and the region It will coordinate integrate and facilitate R D and educational initiatives across

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  • NUS - 2006
    on Advanced Materials Ongoing efforts by the University to strengthen its curriculum and provide more diverse learning opportunities include the launch of an e Government Leadership Centre to offer research consulting and education services in the area of e Government to overseas governments Scheduled to open in October 2006 the Centre is a joint collaboration between the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and NUS Institute of Systems Science and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy the launch of a new concurrent Bachelor of Laws and Master in Public Policy degree programme by the Faculty of Law and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Commencing in 2007 this programme will prepare law students for a career in the legal civil or foreign service Students could complete both degrees in 4½ to 5 years instead of 5½ to 6 years if done separately the launch of a new Bachelor of Business Administration Honours and Master in Public Policy double degree programme by NUS Business School and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Commencing in August 2007 this programme will prepare students for careers in government and its enterprises Students could complete both degrees in 4½ to 5 years instead of 6 years if done separately the launch of new Master of Laws Maritime Law and Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law Arbitration programmes by the Faculty of Law commencing in August 2007 The master s course offers a comprehensive overview of legal matters relating to commercial shipping marine insurance shipping regulation and ocean policy The graduate diploma will train professionals such as master mariners chief engineers and graduates from other disciplines working in the maritime sector the launch of a new Master of Science Speech and Language Pathology degree programme to meet the growing demand for speech and language therapists Commencing in January 2007 the course is the first professional practice programme in speech and language pathology in Singapore It is also the first degree programme offered jointly by the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and the Faculty of Arts Social Sciences the launch of a Bachelor of Science BSc Nursing degree programme by the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies starting from August 2006 Outstanding students will be offered the opportunity to proceed to the Honours year leading to a BSc Nursing Honours This is the first full time undergraduate degree programme in nursing offered by a local tertiary institution the launch of a BSc degree programme in project and facilities management by the School of Design Environment starting from August 2006 The aim of the programme is to groom future industry leaders who can make decisions shape policies solve strategic and operational problems and implement best management practices in the built environment the launch of a Bachelor of Business Administration with specialisation in accounting by the NUS Business School starting from August 2006 Apart from being equipped with accounting and management skills students will be able undergo internships and sign up for mentoring programmes with graduate

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  • NUS - 2005
    profit company limited by guarantee NUS has also established a 1 billion multi currency Medium Term Note Programme Proceeds arising from the sale of Notes to investors will help finance the capital expenditure and general working capital requirements of NUS NUS signed an agreement with Duke University for the establishment of the NUS Graduate School of Medicine GMS To be based at the Singapore General Hospital GMS will offer a four year graduate level entry medical programme leading to a Doctor of Medicine MD degree Students will devote the third year of their course to research projects based on either basic or clinical science They will have the opportunity to work side by side with clinician scientists in both the GMS and Duke University A new residential colleges project was launched to add a new dimension to learning and living at NUS Expected to be completed by 2009 this development will have eight residential colleges and graduate housing to accommodate some 6 000 students Each college aims to have its own character with a multi disciplinary mix as well as integration of seniors and freshmen There will also be facilities which will act as common ground for developing social and intellectual bonds Residential colleges will be located at the former Warren golf course and linked to Kent Ridge campus by a multi tiered vehicular and pedestrian bridge Three of the University s most generous benefactors the Yong Loo Lin Trust YLLT Lee Foundation and The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation donated a total of 159m to help elevate the quality of NUS education and research The donation of 100m from YLLT is the single largest gift to a tertiary institution in Singapore from a private donor Apart from enhancing facilities at the Faculty of Medicine the gift will accelerate the development of eight areas which are of particular importance to Singapore s health needs including aging neurosciences cancer infectious diseases and immunology The Faculty was renamed the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in recognition of the gift Lee Foundation s 30m donation will be used to establish the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies and the first full time undergraduate degree programme in nursing at the Faculty of Medicine The donation will also fund the Lee Kong Chian Scholarships and two Lee Kong Chian Centennial Professorships The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation s 29m donation will fund four Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professorships and help promote collaboration with the University of Malaya through various initiatives including the Tan Chin Tuan Visiting Professorship in Malay Studies In honour of the donations from the Lee and Tan Chin Tuan Foundations NUS named one of the two interlocking wings of its new University Hall the Lee Kong Chian Wing and the other the Tan Chin Tuan Wing The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy was officially opened by Minister Mentor Lee A conference on Managing Globalisation Lessons from China and India with Mr Lee as keynote speaker was organised to mark the occasion

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  • NUS - 2004
    TU e campus in the Netherlands The activities of DTI E include education research and technology transfer in the area of design technology These activities will be supported by the Faculties of technology management electrical engineering and industrial design at TU e DTI E is an extension of the Design Technology Institute which was jointly set up by NUS and TU e in Singapore in 2002 to focus on research education and transfer of design technology to industry NUS continued to build up and diversify joint degree programmes with overseas institutions New programmes initiated during the year include a joint PhD in chemical engineering with the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign a Master of Law specialising in Chinese law with East China University of Politics Law and Peking University Law School It is the first programme to be launched by the NUS based Asian Law Institute a collaboration between the NUS Law Faculty and eight other law schools in Asia a Bachelor of Social Sciences Honours in Actuarial Studies Economics Master of Arts Southeast Asian Studies Bachelor of Philosophy Bachelor of Science Honours in Chemistry Physics Mathematics and PhD in Physics with the Australian National University ANU The courses are offered under the Joint Degree Programme established by NUS and ANU the first such programme between NUS and an Australian university a joint PhD programme with Supelec to prepare students for leadership roles in R D with a focus on infocommunications microwave and radio frequencies microelectronics power systems and control a specialist master s degree programme in International Business Law with the East China University of Politics and Law ECUPL It is the first overseas degree programme to be offered by the NUS Faculty of Law Students in the one year programme will spend six weeks at NUS and the rest of the time at ECUPL in Shanghai a master s degree programme in tropical infectious diseases with the Novartis Institute for Tropical Disease University of Basel and Swiss Tropical Institute NUS has set up a defence technology laboratory focusing on advanced electromagnetics and radar research jointly with France s leading aerospace research agency Onera and French institution Supelec Called SONDRA Supelec Onera NUS DSTA Research Alliance the lab was officially opened in April at Supelec s campus near Paris NUS Defence Science Technology Agency DSTA and the two French organisations contributed 2 million in funds for the first two years of SONDRA s operation Institute of South Asian Studies ISAS was established as an autonomous research institute of the University ISAS establishment reflects the increasing economic and political importance of South Asia and the strong historical links between South Asia and Southeast Asia ISAS will complement existing research and teaching programmes on South Asia within NUS NUS Nanoscience Nanotechnology Initiative NUSNNI was officially launched A University level research centre NUSNNI will help Singapore meet its needs for nanotechnology manpower and develop the technology into an engine for economic growth NUS medical education and research have been given a

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