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  • NUS - 2003
    its first batch of students to its four year honours programme in music The establishment of the Conservatory at NUS will nurture and develop talented young musicians for professional careers in music thereby contributing to fostering creativity via arts education and transforming Singapore into an Asian renaissance city NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering was launched to spearhead trans disciplinary graduate education and research in science engineering and medicine as well as to complement discipline based education and research in NUS faculties schools and academic departments The Singapore MIT Alliance a science and engineering education and research initiative with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT was extended for another five years from 2005 The second phase of this collaboration will focus more on research and education at the PhD level as well as more interactions with industry and research institutes The scope of the programme will also be expanded to incorporate the life sciences NUS kept up its efforts to strengthen and diversify joint graduate programmes with overseas institutions New programmes initiated during the year include a joint Master in Industrial and Financial Mathematics in conjunction with German Institute of Science and Technology a tie up between NUS and Germany s Technische Universitat Munchen a joint PhD in Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology and other aspects of Molecular Medicine in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet Sweden Executive Master of Business Administration programme with The Anderson School of University of California at Los Angeles UCLA The Asia Research Institute was officially opened This university level institute will spearhead research in the area of social and cultural change in Asia Adopting a cross disciplinary approach the Institute leverages on the intellectual strengths in the Faculties of Arts Social Sciences Business Design Environment and Law Asian Law Institute a collaboration between the NUS

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  • NUS - 2002
    knowledge driven global economy NUS took on the leadership of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities APRU a consortium of 35 leading research universities along the Pacific Rim In tandem the APRU Secretariat moved to NUS APRU aims to foster cooperation in teaching and research among member universities as well as contribute to their countries economic scientific and cultural development The University Awards was instituted to recognise and honour the exceptional contributions of faculty members in education research and service Awards for Outstanding Educator Outstanding Researcher and Outstanding Service as well as the Young Researcher Award which acknowledges researchers whose work show promise in extending the frontiers of knowledge in their respective fields are presented in recognition of the pursuit of excellence Several initiatives were launched to prepare students for the challenges of the biomedical and life sciences revolution An undergraduate Life Sciences curriculum mounted by the Faculty of Science in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine to provide students with a common broad based foundation in biological and biomedical sciences A Division of Bioengineering set up at the Faculty of Engineering to promote bioengineering research and education at both undergraduate and graduate levels In addition to the Faculty of Engineering the other faculties participating in this multi disciplinary initiative are the Faculties of Computing Dentistry Medicine and Science In seeking to provide more diverse educational opportunities and foster global minds among its students NUS actively collaborates with overseas universities Partnerships forged with overseas institutions in the year include George Washington University USA for NUS law graduates to transfer credits earned to a Juris Doctor degree programme at George Washington King s College London for Master in Construction Law and Arbitration Technische Universitat Munchen Germany for a joint Master in Industrial Chemistry Tsinghua University PRC for double Masters in Transportation

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  • NUS - 2001
    for English Language Communication Centre for Instructional Technology NUS Teaching Academy University Town Research Enterprise Campus Life Student Activities Clubs Societies NUS Students Union Sports NUS Student Life Student Support Student Service Centre International Student Services Health Counselling Services Careers Employment Arts Culture NUS Centre For the Arts Museum Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Accommodation Students Staff Guests Resources Facilities Campus Security Dining Transport Parking IT Resources NUS Coop Campus Sustainability Home About NUS History Milestones 2001 2001 Developments The NUS bioinformatics collaboration with Stanford University and Sweden s Karolinska Institute and Uppsala University expanded to a five country tie up together with South Africa s University of Western Cape and Australia s University of Sydney With the new additions the collaboration was renamed as the Singapore Stanford South Africa Sweden Sydney S Life Science Information Alliance Design Technology Institute was established by NUS and the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven TU e of the Netherlands The Institute was set up to train future leaders in Product Design and Development and conduct research and education in the discipline of Design Technology The Vice Chancellor gave his first State of the University Address He highlighted his vision for NUS as a global knowledge enterprise The University unveiled its new corporate identity that carried a stylized branding to symbolise a forward looking organisation The University Scholars Programme USP was launched The Programme draws the brightest students from the Faculties of Arts Social Sciences Business Computing Design Environment Engineering and Science into an environment that catalyses their intellectual passion and stretches them to their utmost Designed to develop the intellectual leadership and personal qualities of talented undergraduates the four year honours programme offers specially designed modules that provide students with unique intellectual challenges and broad based education that goes beyond their professional or specialised

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  • NUS - 2000
    Clubs Societies NUS Students Union Sports NUS Student Life Student Support Student Service Centre International Student Services Health Counselling Services Careers Employment Arts Culture NUS Centre For the Arts Museum Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Accommodation Students Staff Guests Resources Facilities Campus Security Dining Transport Parking IT Resources NUS Coop Campus Sustainability Home About NUS History Milestones 2000 2000 Developments Professor Shih Choon Fong succeeded Professor Lim Pin as NUS new Vice Chancellor Jointly conducted courses under the Singapore MIT Alliance SMA were stepped up with the introduction of a third postgraduate programme which will commence in the next academic year Called Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Technology the programme is the Alliance s first in manufacturing and will include teaching input from professionals in the manufacturing industry on technopreneurship skills NUS signed an MOU with the Singapore Armed Forces SAF to conduct a Graduate Diploma in Defence Technology and Systems Course for SAF officers The course will impart a broad based understanding of technologies employed in defence and the application of a systems engineering approach towards solving operational military problems The course will be taught with input from the Naval Postgraduate School USA The Faculties of Architecture Building

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  • NUS - 1999
    Language Communication Centre for Instructional Technology NUS Teaching Academy University Town Research Enterprise Campus Life Student Activities Clubs Societies NUS Students Union Sports NUS Student Life Student Support Student Service Centre International Student Services Health Counselling Services Careers Employment Arts Culture NUS Centre For the Arts Museum Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Accommodation Students Staff Guests Resources Facilities Campus Security Dining Transport Parking IT Resources NUS Coop Campus Sustainability Home About NUS History Milestones 1999 1999 Developments NUS introduced an online course for gifted JC students The collaboration with Stanford University offered a range of Mathematics and Physics courses and allowed participants to earn credits for advance placements at NUS or other top American universities The Core Curriculum was implemented in July starting with selected students from the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences Science and the School of Computing The Singapore Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alliance SMA started its first full time graduate courses and research programmes in July for degrees including Master of Science in Advanced Materials Master of Science in High Performance Computation for Engineered Systems HPCES Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy The School of Computing launched a first ever master course conducted completely through video conferencing in conjunction with Faculty of Business Administration Called Global Project Coordination the course was conducted with Stanford University and the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology President SR Nathan succeeded Mr Ong Teng Cheong as the new Chancellor Achievements The NUS Symphonic Band was the only Asian band to be featured at the 3rd International Youth Music Festival Zurich in July The Festival is held once every seven years NUS Centre for Remote Imaging Sensing and Processing CRISP received the Excellence for Singapore award in recognition for its contribution as an international centre in the field NUS School

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  • NUS - 1998
    acoustics coral reef ranching and marine biotechnology The Institute of Engineering Science was a virtual centre to oversee a number of multi disciplinary research centres in areas of strategic importance in engineering and the sciences A Pilot Preparation Programme was launched to prepare NUS students for exchange attachments in non English speaking European countries For a start the Programme involved students in the ASEAN European Engineering Exchange ASE3 Programme and helped them adapt to the culture of their host countries as well as learn the language Major initiatives under the NUS IT Strategic Plan were implemented They included the Notebook Ownership Programme to equip every student with a personal notebook the launch of the Secure Plug Play Environment with a network of 12 000 plug in points and introduction of secure smart cards with stored cash values for transactions at the University NUSCast the University s campus radio channel and network TV service was launched A double degree programme was initiated with two prestigious French institutions Ecole Central and Ecole Polytechnic allowing top NUS undergraduates to spend two years at NUS followed by another two years at one of the two foreign institutions The students would then complete their postgraduate degree upon return to Singapore NUS and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS established a joint laboratory the Image Processing and Application Laboratory as part of their efforts at R D collaborations Based at NUS the Laboratory s main areas of research include indexing and retrieval of video data and 3D images for medical applications The University s Talent Development Programme established to groom students with intellectual and academic potential produced its first batch of 16 graduates The Logistics Institute Asia Pacific was established at NUS in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology offering multi disciplinary

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  • NUS - 1997
    Services Health Counselling Services Careers Employment Arts Culture NUS Centre For the Arts Museum Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Accommodation Students Staff Guests Resources Facilities Campus Security Dining Transport Parking IT Resources NUS Coop Campus Sustainability Home About NUS History Milestones 1997 1997 Developments NUS held its first staff awards ceremony to honour outstanding staff excelling in teaching research and service The awards were given out under three categories Teaching Excellence Awards Outstanding Researcher Awards and Staff Achievement Awards The Bioinformatics Centre was set up to spearhead the development of state of the art bioinformatic tools and provide bioinformatics services to the biotech industry in Singapore The East Asian Institute was set up as the University s first non natural science research institute The institute was established to study developments in East Asia and succeeded the Institute of East Asian Political Economy IEAPE NUS Library took the lead amongst local libraries to install INNOPAC a library automated system with the ability to handle Chinese Japanese and Korean characters The new system enabled users to search for books using Chinese characters making its online catalogue LINC available in English and Chinese NUS took up the call made by Prime Minister Mr Goh Chok Tong to make Singapore the Boston of the East by working towards becoming a world class university A need blind admission policy was introduced in the new academic year to attract more top students from both Singapore and the region In line with this policy NUS scholarships were established for outstanding undergraduates An International Academic Advisory Panel IAAP comprising 11 eminent academic administrators from top American European and Japanese universities was set up to help the University chart the directions and research strategies which would help it to develop into a world class university Achievements NUS was

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  • NUS - 1996
    NUS Extension Strategic Technology Management Institute NUS Learning Environment Centre for Development of Teaching Learning Centre for English Language Communication Centre for Instructional Technology NUS Teaching Academy University Town Research Enterprise Campus Life Student Activities Clubs Societies NUS Students Union Sports NUS Student Life Student Support Student Service Centre International Student Services Health Counselling Services Careers Employment Arts Culture NUS Centre For the Arts Museum Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Accommodation Students Staff Guests Resources Facilities Campus Security Dining Transport Parking IT Resources NUS Coop Campus Sustainability Home About NUS History Milestones 1996 1996 Developments The NUS introduced a new programme called the Talent Development Programme in July to fully develop the potential of top students and groom them for leadership roles The objective of this programme was to produce well rounded graduates with broad intellectual outlook The establishment of the NUS Cybercast Station an on line station on the Internet made it possible for significant events in Singapore to be transmitted live to Singaporeans living abroad The launch of ChiLINC Chinese Library s online public access catalogue on 6 May placed the NUS Library at the forefront of providing computerised Chinese language bibliographic data in Singapore NUS Library

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