Paper by the National University of Singapore THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE’SMISSION TO BE A LEADING GLOBAL UNIVERS...
Paper by the National University of Singapore                 An Introduction of NUS – Some Facts and Figures •     Large ...
Paper by the National University of Singapore       What is NUS’s Global University Endeavour? Global vision    • Aspires...
Paper by the National University of Singapore            NUS – The Global University Endeavour    Attracting Talent   Exce...
Paper by the National University of Singapore                       (I) Attracting Talents                           Quali...
Paper by the National University of Singapore                          (II) Excellence in Education  Nurturing the Talents...
Paper by the National University of Singapore                               (II) Excellence in Education                  ...
Paper by the National University of Singapore                           (II) Excellence in Education                      ...
Paper by the National University of Singapore                     (III) Excellence in Research                          In...
Paper by the National University of Singapore      NUS – The Global University Endeavour               How are we faring?...
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National University Singapore apec paper presentation_(27_jul_2011)

  1. 1. Paper by the National University of Singapore THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE’SMISSION TO BE A LEADING GLOBAL UNIVERSITY Prof Tan Eng Chye Deputy President (Academic Affairs) & Provost Aug 2011
  2. 2. Paper by the National University of Singapore An Introduction of NUS – Some Facts and Figures • Large comprehensive university with 15 • Structurally comparable to many publicly Schools and Faculties or state funded universities • 26,400 undergraduates and 10,500 • Fairly high student to staff ratios graduate students • Admits a sizable proportion of our • 2,300 faculty members; another 2.300 population (12.5%) researchersNUS’s Evolvement 1990s • NUS was under the Ministry • Corporatized in 2006; of Education’s purview; considerable autonomy and subject to Civil Service rules • Developed and intensified budgetary prerogative to and operating procedures research activities pursue its goals • Primarily a teaching • Training graduates for the • Endeavours to be a global university, training services and technology university graduates for the sectors, manufacturing sector Pre 1990s 2006 and beyond 2
  3. 3. Paper by the National University of Singapore What is NUS’s Global University Endeavour? Global vision • Aspires towards global influence and impact Diverse faculty and student body • A microcosm of a cosmopolitan global environment and outlook Delivers an education that prepares students for living and working in a globalized world Actively involved in research and knowledge creation • Thought leaders in various research fields Continually innovating models of education, research and service • Contribute to international benchmarks and best practices Key nodes in influential global networks 3
  4. 4. Paper by the National University of Singapore NUS – The Global University Endeavour Attracting Talent Excellence in Education Excellence in Research• Top Faculty • Global Education • Integrative research• Top Students • Broadbased Curriculum clusters • Inquiry-based Pedagogy 4
  5. 5. Paper by the National University of Singapore (I) Attracting Talents Quality matters Top Faculty Top Students• Recruitment • Differentiated academic pathways to • KPI for Provosts, Deans and maximize each student’s learning and Directors potential • Global reach • University Scholars Programme • Interdisciplinary academic • Merit based programme for 180 talented• Development and Retention students • Compensation is performance- • Modelled after Harvard University’s based, competitive and Core Curriculum Programme internationally benchmarked • Building a community of engagement and intellectual stimulation • P&T assessment is comprehensive and stringent • Global Engineering Programme • Accelerated programme for top • Potential successors for engineering students management positions are put • Students pursue their 4th year through leadership development Masters programme at MIT or programmes Cambridge University 5
  6. 6. Paper by the National University of Singapore (II) Excellence in Education Nurturing the Talents of Tomorrow: Global Education for a Globalized World Over half of our undergraduates will have an NUS welcomes overseas education stinct 25% of1,200 exchange undergraduates students from will spend 6 foreign months or longeruniversities each in exchange year programmes A Global Education 7 NUS Overseas50% of faculty Colleges tomembers are immerse studentsinternational in entrepreneurial hubs 20% of undergraduates and 70% of graduates are international 6
  7. 7. Paper by the National University of Singapore (II) Excellence in Education Moving Towards a Broad-based Curriculum• 25% of courses taken by typical undergraduates are modules outside the student’s major• 67 joint or double degree programmes• Residential Colleges at University Town • Loosely modelled after the Oxbridge collegiate model, and other leading colleges • Residential living and learning • Building communities of intellectual inquiry and discourse• Yale-NUS College to open in 2013 • Landmark partnership between 2 universities with distinctive strengths, to create a new model of undergraduate education for Asia • YNC will draw on the best elements of liberal arts education from the West, but will reshape and contextualize the curriculum and collegiate experience for Asia 7
  8. 8. Paper by the National University of Singapore (II) Excellence in Education Inquiry-Based Pedagogies• Redefining how theoretical and basic science are taught• Problem-Based Learning at Duke- NUS Graduate School of Medicine and the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine • Clinical-based scenarios• Design Centric-Curriculum at the Faculty of Engineering • Courses are built around a hands-on project • Students choose projects from 3 broad themes: Future Transportation Systems, Engineering in Medicine, or Smart Cities 8
  9. 9. Paper by the National University of Singapore (III) Excellence in Research Integrated Research Clusters• Supporting research broadly across disciplines, but also, to develop peaks of excellence• Established 5 integrative research clusters (IRCs) • Finance and risk management • Biomedical science and translational clinical research • Ageing • Sustainability solutions • Asian Studies• IRCs draw scholars from across disciplines to collaborate • Leveraging on wide and deep expertise • Multi-disciplinary analysis • Comprehensive approach to unravelling research problems 9
  10. 10. Paper by the National University of Singapore NUS – The Global University Endeavour How are we faring? Fared well in international rankings Fared well under the Singapore’s Quality Assurance Framework for Universities Other Indications:  Department Visiting Committees  Reviews by referees for promotions  Etc.NUS will continue to develop excellences in education andresearch, while fulfilling its role as a state institution to educate asignificant proportion of the national cohort to meet the nation’smanpower needs. 10
  11. 11. Thank you

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