The university’s extensive curriculum extends tomultiple disciplines including more than 70 joint, concurrent and double degree courses in various streams encompassing sciences, medicine, dentistry, design, environment, law, arts, social sciences, engineering, business, computing and music.
Each member associated with the university – the academicians, researchers, staff, students and alumni – imbibes a spirit of innovation and enterprise to help transform education and multidisciplinary research for the betterment of the society.
National University of Singapore runs a corporate innovation programme in partnership with more than 30 organisations from different industries, and offers opportunities for a new business to learn from their experience specifically on how to develop solutions to different problems faced in the corporate world.
The National University of Singapore’s innovative education is exemplified by the fact that the researchers here have created a very efficient and transparent skin-level electronic material with the ability to repair itself in both wet and dry conditions.
INTEGRATED APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE HEALTHCARE, FINANCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS
Employing the combined strength of its faculties, schools, research institutes and centresto its advantage, NUS has built 8 integrative research clusters that include ageing, Asian studies, biomedical science and translational medicine, finance and risk management, integrative sustainability solutions, maritime, materials science and smart nation.
The NUS researchers analyse the biological and environmental determinants of ageing for developing interventions and technologies to help the older people remain healthy and active. They develop deep insights regarding critical issues in Asia such as political affairs and economic growth.
The university emphasises on the “bench-to-bedside translational research” for developing new drugs, diagnostics and devices for the prevention and treatment of diseases. It focuses on crucial aspects of the financial and banking systems relevant to policy makers and the financial industry to establish Singapore as an international financial hub.
The university’s advanced integrated sustainability solutions are optimised for tropical, urban and Asian settings in relation to waste management and environmental preservation. The university is developing ultra-thin advanced materials that are useful in various domains including water and environmental systems as well as consumer electronics and biotechnology.
Having adopted an integrated methodology to bring researchers from diverse fields to a common platform, and by developing strategic capabilities in the spheres of data sciences, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, National University of Singapore is contributing significantly to provide innovative education to students and to help Singapore utilise the power of data, networks and IT to improve the living standards and economic growth.