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  • NUS - 2009
    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 a joint collaboration between NUS and Keio University was established This is Keio University s first full scale international research centre located outside of Japan The Connective Ubiquitous Technology for Embodiments CUTE which focuses on connected lifestyle media and embodied interactive technologies will have a presence in both Singapore and Japan The NUS Virtual Institute for the Study of Ageing VISA

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  • NUS - 2008
    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 research centre in palliative care the Lien Centre for Palliative Care a collaboration between Duke NUS Medical School and the Lien Foundation The Centre will tap on the research capabilities of Duke NUS with support from the National Cancer Centre Singapore and Singapore Health Services The Lien Foundation initiated the setting up of the Centre with a 7 5 million commitment over

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  • NUS - 2007
    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 NUS in the areas of water wastes air quality energy sensing security environmental health and policy issues Building on the strengths of NUS faculties schools and research centres NERI will formulate initiatives to address critical environmental issues conduct cutting edge research and expand NUS capabilities in key environmental areas as well as engage strategic partners within NUS global networks and with

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  • NUS - 2006
    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 students The course will start off with an intake of 100 students and will gradually increase to 250 a year revamping of the real estate degree programme at the School of Design Environment SDE for students to specialise right from the start of their course and choose from a bigger offering of modules such as real estate finance investment management development

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  • NUS - 2005
    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 Launched in August 2004 the LKY School has 50 students studying master s degree courses in public policy and public management The Government announced that the historic Bukit Timah Campus will be returned to NUS NUS will move its Faculty of Law to the Bukit Timah Campus in 2006 NUS continued to build up and diversify joint degree programmes with overseas

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  • NUS - 2004
    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

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  • NUS - 2003
    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 Faculty of Law and eight other law schools in Asia was launched to facilitate research and education to foster better understanding of legal traditions and cultures in partner countries including China Japan Malaysia Taiwan and Thailand A university level business incubator centre the NUS Enterprise Centre in Silicon Valley NECSV was set up in California to facilitate smooth entry for start ups

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  • NUS - 2002
    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 and Logistics University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign USA for a joint Master in Chemical Engineering The NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative was established as a university level research institute to spearhead application of this niche research in biotechnology medicine information and communications and engineering sciences The pioneer batch of students in NUS College in Silicon Valley NCSV started working as

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