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National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is the country’s flagship university and a top global educational institution in Asia.

It has consistently been featured on many lists of the world’s best schools and is currently ranked as 11 on the QS Global World Ranking.

National University of Singapore (NUS), Buildings, Attractions Hours & Map

The university began as a small medical school back in 1905, when they started with no more than 23 students. A group of entrepreneurs and businessmen established it to serve the local community. Over a century later, it continues to breed leaders that have not only changed Singapore but the rest of the world.

The school is best known for its global approach to research and education, combined with a focus on Asian expertise and perspectives. There are 17 faculties and departments across three campuses; utilising a broad curriculum, cross-faculty enrichment, and multi-disciplinary courses.

The departments include Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Computing, Continuing and Lifelong Education, Dentistry, Design and Environment, Duke-NUS Medical School, Engineering, Integrative Sciences and Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Public Health, Public Policy, Science, the University Scholars Programme, and the Yale-NUS College.

The multi-disciplinary and integrated approach means that students are encouraged to work with government, academia, and industry to find solutions that Asian countries are experiencing. Students have been known to successfully tackle complex issues beyond the region, particularly in energy, urban and environmental sustainability, disease prevention and treatment, risk management, and much more.

The National University of Singapore also regularly invites prominent thought leaders in various fields into campus to share thoughts and engage in discourse with students.

NUS is also home to many popular museums and cultural venues; which include the:

  • NUS Museum: A university museum with over 8,000 exhibits; from classical & contemporary Asian art to sculpture
  • Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum: A modern, green museum with many preserved plant & animal specimens; including three dinosaur skeletons.
  • University Cultural Centre: A high-grade, flexible performance venue nestled in the grounds of a premier university
  • Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music: Asia’s most exciting international conservatory and one of the world’s most distinctive

The main National University of Singapore campus is located on Lower Kent Ridge Road in Singapore.