NUS’ impact trilogy: talent, solutions, society

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has released its inaugural Impact Report, highlighting the University’s wide-ranging contributions over the past five years, from 2016 to 2020.

The report details the University’s efforts and progress in shaping talent, solutions and society for the future. It notes, for instance, that NUS graduates have been making their mark in both the private and public sectors. Not only do they earn 8 per cent more than their counterparts from other local universities, they also emerge as leaders of society and industry. Half of the current Parliament in Singapore comprises NUS alumni.

In the area of research and innovation, the University is also taking the lead in developing Singapore’s first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine, and encouraging entrepreneurship by producing 125 spin-off companies between 2016 and 2020 – a threefold increase from the previous five years.

“Creating impact is in our DNA, from the time we were founded as a medical school to serve the needs of the local community. Today, on many fronts, NUS has made a difference to the lives of individuals, society and the nation and we will continue to do so in the tradition of our forefathers,” said NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye.

Here are some of the highlights of the report, which you can also access here.