Technology has been a strong catalyst for progress, and NUS will harness the power of technology to do good in healthcare, sustainability and education. The University aims to be an important driver of innovations in Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence to shape the digital era.
NUS is also examining critical issues to stop technology from doing harm, such as cybersecurity, managing the spread of misinformation and establishing laws and ethical frameworks around technological applications.
Climate change is accelerating at an unprecedented rate due to rapid urbanisation.
New technology, geopolitical instability, and increasing socioeconomic inequality impact how cities are planned, built and lived in.
There is also an increasing need to look into issues arising from urbanisation, such as the design and use of the physical environment, climate change, population growth, environmental conservation, sustainable energy, food security and sustainability and water consumption.