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The National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education, research and entrepreneurship, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. We have 17 faculties across three campuses in Singapore, as well as 12 NUS Overseas Colleges across the world. Close to 40,000 students from 100 countries enrich our vibrant and diverse campus community.

From left: Mr Toh Yi Long, Associate Professor Alexandre Chan and Assistant Professor Lau Aik Jiang are members of the team that found clinically relevant factors which predispose patients to chemobrain. Credit: National University of Singapore

Researchers identified new biomarkers associated with ‘chemobrain’

Cognitive impairment associated with cancer, also known as “chemobrain”, has gained recognition as a complication of the disease and its treatment, as it can...
Pictured here (from left) are Senior Research Fellow James Grieve of the Centre for Quantum Technologies at NUS and Dr. Amelia Tan, Senior R&D Researcher of Trustwave, Singtel’s cyber security subsidiary. (Credit: National University of Singapore)

Photons trained for Singapore optical fibre obstacle course will deliver stronger cyber security

Beneath many cities are complex networks of optical fibres that carry data, encoded in pulses of light, to offices and homes. Researchers from the...
A six-year study, led by Assistant Professor Feng Lei (left) from the National University of Singapore, found that seniors who ate more than 300 grams of cooked mushrooms a week were half as likely to have mild cognitive impairment. Dr Irwin Cheah (right) is a member of the research team. Credit: National University of Singapore

Eating mushrooms may reduce the risk of cognitive decline

A team from the Department of Psychological Medicine and Department of Biochemistry at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University...
NUS doctoral student Emily Curren examining microplastic samples collected from coastal areas of Singapore.

Marine scientists find toxic bacteria on microplastics retrieved from tropical waters

A field survey conducted by a team of marine scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has uncovered toxic bacteria living on the...
A study by scientists from the National University of Singapore revealed that the genetic composition of endangered Milky Storks is eroded by crossbreeding with their cousins, the Painted Storks. Credit: Eddy Lee Kam Pang

Crossbreeding threatens conservation of endangered Milky Storks

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has discovered that the conservation of Milky Storks (Mycteria cinerea), an endangered wading...
MoS2 quantum dots in aqueous solution (left) and an ultrahigh magnification of a MoS2 quantum dot (right). MoS2 quantum dots synthesised with the new approach developed by NUS researchers can potentially generate cancer-killing properties

Novel strategy for designing tiny semiconductor particles for wide-ranging applications

Engineers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a non-expensive and scalable way to synthesize transition metal dichalcogenides quantum dots (TMD QDs)....
A team of economists from the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences discovered that prolonged air pollution in China negatively impacted the productivity of textile factory workers.

NUS study finds that severe air pollution affects the productivity of workers

Economists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have completed an extensive study which reveals that exposure to air pollution over several weeks is...
A study led by Asst Prof Yu Rongjun from the NUS Department of Psychology comparedhow adults in older and younger age groups make financial decisions both for themselves and for others.Credit:National University of Singapore

Older adults care about strangers’ welfare in financial decision-making

A recent study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) found that when it comes to making financial decisions under risk, older...
Engineers invent groundbreaking spin-based memory device

Engineers invent groundbreaking spin-based memory device

Engineers at the National University of Singapore have developed a new magnetic device using ferrimagnets that could operate digital information 20 times more efficiently....