Research Centres of Excellence

The National Research Foundation and the Ministry of Education established the Research Centres of Excellence (RCE) in 2007 to spur research excellence in the local universities. NUS is home to four RCEs - specialising in quantum technologies, cancer, mechanobiology and functional, intelligent materials - and is a partner in two other RCEs, specifically the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences (SCELSE) and Institute for Digital Molecular Analytics & Science (IDMxS)

Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT)
Institute for Functional Intelligent Materials
Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore (MBI)
Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) Institute for Digital Molecular Analytics & Science (IDMxS)

Collaborations with Industry

Corporate Laboratories

Corporate laboratories are established through public-private research & development partnerships between universities and companies, and are supported by the Singapore Government.

Keppel-NUS Corporate Laboratory* Sembcorp-NUS Corporate Laboratory*
NUS-Singtel Cyber Security Research and Development Laboratory* WIL@NUS Corporate Laboratory
Applied Materials-NUS Advanced Materials Corporate Laboratory Cisco-NUS Accelerated Digital Economy Corporate Laboratory
SIA-NUS Digital Aviation Corporate Laboratory REC@NUS Corporate R&D Laboratory
* Research has been completed

National-Level Technology Consortia

Technology consortia are set up with support from the National Research Foundation to integrate research outcomes around a technology area. NUS is a founding member of all six consortia. Each consortium enhances knowledge sharing and technology transfer through collaborations among academia and industry partners.

Singapore Health Technologies Consortium (HealthTEC) Singapore Spintronics Consortium
LUX Photonics Consortium Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium
Singapore Consortium for Synthetic Biology Singapore Data Science Consortium
Singapore National Membrane Consortium Cooling Energy Science and Technology Singapore Consortium (CoolestSG)
Singapore National Biofilm Consortium Singapore Blockchain Innovation Programme

Other Recent Partnerships

NUS and Grab NUS and ExxonMobil
NUS, EZ-Link and Alibaba Cloud NUS, StarHub, ComfortDelGro Bus and Veniam
NUS and Microsoft NUS and City Developments Limited

University-level Research (Institutes/Centres)

NUS has 37 university-level research institutes and centres which focus on critical issues confronting Asia and the world.

Asia Research Institute (ARI)
Asian Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF)
Center for Advanced 2D Materials (CA2DM)
Centre for Hydrogen Innovations (CHI)
Center for International Law (CIL)
Centre for Maritime Studies (CMS)
Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP)
East Asian Institute (EAI)
Energy Studies Institute (ESI)
Global Asia Institute (GAI)
Institute for Applied Learning Sciences and Educational Technology (ALSET) Institute for Health Innovation & Technology (iHealthtech)
Institute for Mathematical Sciences (IMS)
Institute of Data Science (IDS)
Institute of Operations Research and Analytics (IORA)
Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies (IREUS)
Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
Lloyd's Register Foundation Institute
for the Public Understanding Risk (IPUR)

Middle East Institute (MEI)
NUS Centre for Population Health
NUS Centre for Trusted Internet and Community (CTIC)
NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI)
NUS Life Sciences Institute (LSI)
NUS Research Institute (Chongqing)
NUS Research Institute (Fuzhou)
NUS Research Institute (Suzhou)
Risk Management Institute (RMI)
Singapore Nuclear Research and Safety Initiative (SNRSI)
Singapore Synchrotron Light Source (SSLS)
Smart Systems Institute (SSI)
Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)
Sustainable and Green Finance Institute (SGFIN)
Temasek Laboratories (TL@NUS)
The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific (TLI - Asia Pacific)
The N.1 Institute for Health (N.1) Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI)
Yeo Boon Khim Mind Science Centre (YBK MSC)

Faculties and Schools - Research Section

NUS research is broad-based and spans across a diverse mix of disciplines. There are 17 faculties and schools that engage in high impact research which contribute to advancing knowledge.

Arts and Social Sciences Business
Computing Dentistry
Design and Environment Duke-NUS Medical School
Engineering NUS Graduate School for Integrative Science and Engineering
Law Medicine
Music Public Health
Public Policy School of Continuing and Lifelong Education
Science University Scholars Programme
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