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National University of Singapore
Universiti Nasional Singapura  (Malay)
新加坡国立大学  (Chinese)
சிங்கப்பூர் தேசிய பல்கலைக்கழகம் (Tamil)
Former names
Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School (1905–1921)
King Edward VII College of Medicine (1921–1949)
University of Malaya, Singapore campus (1949–1962)
University of Singapore (1962–1980)
Nanyang University (1956–1980)
Type Autonomous university
Established 1905; 117 years ago (1905) (King Edward VII College of Medicine)
6 August 1980; 41 years ago (1980-08-06) (National University of Singapore)
Endowment S$4.39 billion (2019)
US$ 3.15 billion
Chancellor Halimah Yacob
1°17′44″N 103°46′36″E / 1.29556°N 103.77667°E / 1.29556; 103.77667
Campus Urban
150 ha (0.58 sq mi)
Colours Orange and blue         
Affiliations IARU, Washington University in St. Louis McDonnell International Scholars Academy, etc.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a national research university in Singapore. It is known as one of the best universities in Asia.

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NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
Sekolah Tinggi NUS bagi Matematik dan Sains
Experiment. Explore. Excel.
20 Clementi Avenue 1
Singapore 129957
Type Specialized Independent
Established 1 January 2005
Session Single session
Gender Co-ed
Age range 13-18
Enrollment ≈ 1000
Student to teacher ratio 10:1
Classrooms 54
Houses Fleming, Nobel, Fibonacci, Faraday
Colour(s)  Pantone 3272   Pantone 432   White 
Affiliation National University of Singapore
Duke-NUS Medical School
杜克—国大医学研究生院 (Chinese)
Type Medical school
Established April 2005; 17 years ago (2005-04)
Parent institution
Duke University and NUS

NUS High School is a scientific high school affiliated to the NUS. The university also include schools for computing, dentistry, engineering, medicine and many other areas.

List of scientific research institutes in NUS
Name Description
Cancer Science Institute of Singapore Since 15 October 2008, Cancer Science Institute (CSI) of Singapore is dedicated to investigating cancer.
Centre for Advanced 2D Materials Established in 2014, the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials is dedicated to the study of two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene.
Centre of Healthcare Innovation and Medical Engineering The Centre for Innovation in Healthcare (CIH) aims to develop and implement new models of health care.
Centre for Quantum Technologies Since December 2007, the Centre for Quantum Technologies conducts research on quantum mechanics.
Centre For Remote Imaging, Sensing And Processing (CRISP) This institute was established with funding from the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR) of Singapore. CRISP aims research in optical and microwave remote sensing technology and applications.
Energy Studies Institute The Energy Studies Institute conducts research on energy policies.
Institute for Mathematical Sciences This institute was established on 1 July 2000 with startup funding from the Ministry of Education and NUS. It fosters various mathematical research.
Interactive And Digital Media Institute The Institute explores commercially creative interactive media research.
Life Sciences Institute The Life Sciences Institute (LSI) conducts research on biological approaches in human health and diseases.
Mechanobiology Institute (MBI) MBI's scientific research is focused on the dynamical and mechanical aspects of biological functions.
Singapore Nuclear Research And Safety Initiative The Singapore Nuclear Research and Safety Initiative (SNRSI) was made to concentrate expertise and knowledge in nuclear technology and safety.
Singapore Synchrotron Light Source (SSLS) SSLS conducts research involving the use of synchrotron radiation. This includes micro/nanofabrication.
Solar Energy Research Institute Of Singapore (SERIS) Since 2008, SERIS conducts research and development on solar energy technologies.
Temasek Laboratories This laboratory was launched on 6 September 2000. They conduct research in selected areas of science and technology critical to Singapore's requirements. Their interests include aeronautics, electromagnetism and information security.
Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI) TMSI undertakes research and development in tropical marine science as well as environmental science.

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In addition, NUS also has several academic libraries and an University Town (or UTown).


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