The National University of Singapore is a national research university based in Singapore. Founded in 1905 as the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School, NUS is the oldest autonomous university in Singapore. NUS is a comprehensive research university, offering degree programmes in a wide range of disciplines at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including in the sciences, medicine and dentistry, design and environment, law, arts and social sciences, engineering, business, computing, and music.
National University of Singapore (NUS)
3NUS has one Nobel laureate, one Tang Prize laureate and one Vautrin Lud Laureate among its faculty.
#11NUS ranked 11th best university worldwide and 1st in Asia according to the 2023 QS World University Rankings
30%NUS is home to about 38,000 students including about 30% international students from 100 countries
The university's key areas of research include Ageing, Asian Studies, Biomedical Science and Translational Medicine, Finance and Risk Management, Maritime, Materials Science, Smart Nation, and Sustinability and Urban Solutions.
NUS is home to four of Singapore’s six Researce Centers of Excellence – specializing in quantum technologies, cancer, mechanobiology, intelligent and is a partner in a fifth on environmental life sciences and engineering. It also has 33 university-level research institutes and centres and four corporate laboratories. NUS researchers were awarded $956.3m in research funding in 2021.
Engagement with IU
There is a Memorandum of Understanding between Indiana University and the National University of Singapore. The Kelley School of Business also has an undergraduate exchange agreement with NUS.