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A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore's flagship university which offers a global approach to education and research with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise.

Its 16 faculties and schools across three campus locations in Singapore – Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram – provides a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. NUS' transformative education includes programmes such as student exchange, entrepreneurial internships at NUS Overseas Colleges, and double degree and joint degree programmes with some of the world's top universities, offering students opportunities and challenges to realise their potential. The learning experience is complemented by a vibrant residential life with avenues for artistic, cultural and sporting pursuits. Over 37,000 students from 100 countries further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives.

NUS has three Research Centres of Excellence (RCE) and 26 university-level research institutes and centres. It is also a partner for Singapore's 5th RCE. The University shares a close affiliation with 16 national-level research institutes and centres. Research activities are strategic and robust, and NUS is well-known for its research strengths in engineering, life sciences and biomedicine, social sciences and natural sciences. Major research thrusts have been made recently in several fields such as quantum technology; cancer and translational medicine; interactive and digital media; and the environment and water. The University also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.

NUS is actively involved in international academic and research networks such as the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU).


Student Population for AY 2014-15 (As at September 2014)

Total Student Population  37,972 
Undergraduates 27,975 
Graduate Students  9,997


Class of 2014 (As at July 2014)

Bachelor's Degree 6,550
Ph.D Degree 958
Master's Degree 2,929
Graduate Diploma 306
Note: Headcount figures

Faculty and Staff (As at June 2014)

*Faculty 2,374
Research Staff 3,176
Executive and Professional Staff 2,668
General Staff 2,364
Note: Figures shown are in Full Time Equivalent figures and exclude staff on honorary appointments.
* Faculty includes tenurable and other teaching staff.
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