Friday, April 25, 2008

National University of Singapore (NUS)

National University of Singapore (NUS)Acknowledged as one of the finest universities in the Asia-Pacific region, National University of Singapore (NUS) is a comprehensive university offering a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment.

Location of NUS
National University of Singapore (NUS) is located at the south-western side of the Singapore Island. Situated at Kent Ridge, the main campus occupies approximately 140 hectares of land and overlooks the western coast of Singapore. The Faculty of Law is located at the Bukit Timah campus, while the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School can be found at the Outram campus.

The New University Town
National University of Singapore (NUS) has recently commenced works on the University town, which will add another 19 hectares across the highway from Kent Ridge at the site of the former Warren golf course. The University Town, which is expected to be ready by 2010, will host the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), the first research centre within the National Research Foundation’s Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE) as well as the Asia Research Institute.

Students in NUS
National University of Singapore (NUS) currently has 12 faculties offering undergraduate and graduate programmes. For the annual year 2007-08, it has an enrolment of about 24,000 undergraduate students and about 7000 graduate students. The student population is made of both local and foreign students. Of the foreign student population, the majority are from the neighbouring ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) countries, although there is also a significant number from China, India, and Bangladesh.


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