Counted among the world’s top universities in technology learning and research1, NUS School of Computing enjoys a growing network of ties with partners in Singapore, the region and other parts of the world.
Internationally, NUS School of Computing and its Department of Computer Science and Department of Information Systems have established mutually beneficial relations with corresponding faculties and departments in leading universities in Asia and further abroad.
Universities in Asia with which NUS School of Computing has maintained regular academic exchange include China’s Fudan University, Harbin Institute of Technology and Tsinghua University; Vietnam National University and Hanoi University of Technology, and various Indian Institutes of Technology.
The School has long upheld the borderless approach to research collaboration, with ties being forged and maintained by research groups and individual faculty members with their counterparts in locales ranging from Cambridge and Oxford to Brown, Harvard MIT and UC Berkeley.
Beyond academia, NUS School of Computing works with both industry and government agencies in spearheading niche research efforts and nurturing talent for the dynamic digital economy. The research efforts of faculty members in the School have attracted funding from a range of sources, from Asian Office of Aerospace Research & Development (AOARD) to Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Nokia and Singapore Press Holdings, among others. Working with industry input, the School has embarked on initiatives such as the Services Science, Management and Engineering (SSME), a specialisation that is being offered to undergraduates with input from IBM.
In its outreach to prospective students and the general public, NUS School of Computing works with national agencies such as the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) in Singapore. Additionally, the School maintain ties with polytechnics in the country, and seek to augment relations with junior colleges and high schools at home and in the region. The objective is to bring the Computing message to the younger generation.
NUS School of Computing works with companies on internships and placements for its students and graduates, and hosts regular visits from industry, academia, high schools and polytechnics.
In its various efforts, the School is glad to have the participation of its alumni, and welcomes more of its graduates to connect with their alma mater.
NUS School of Computing is fortunate to have the support of well-wishers, both corporate and private, who have contributed towards different initiatives, including named scholarships, book prizes and chair professorships. The School is heartened by their generosity, and welcomes discussion with all who share its vision of excellence in Computing on making a contribution.
According to QS World University Rankings 2012, NUS ranks 9th worldwide in Computer Science and Information Systems.