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  • NUS - 2001
    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

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  • NUS - 2000
    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

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  • NUS - 1999
    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

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  • NUS - 1998
    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 programmes with the aim of providing total and integrated solutions to

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  • NUS - 1997
    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 voted one of the top 10 universities in the Asia Pacific region

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  • NUS - 1996
    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

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  • NUS - 1995
    Asia Pacific region NUS Library in May became the first academic library in the region to launch the full text electronic document management and retrieval system Called Library InfoGate the system was the first step towards the vision of a borderless library and would ultimately provide library users desktop access to bibliographic data full text and full image of selected library collections via the Internet The Materials Technology Enterprise MTE

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  • NUS - 1994
    particularly in the Faculties of Engineering and Science The Institute of Systems Science was made a partner of the Japan based Real World Computing group a highly visible and prestigious organisation sponsored by Japan s Ministry of International Trade and Industry whose areas of research focus included neural networks It was the only research body in Asia to be given this recognition and was awarded grants of US 50 000

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