NUS Community Advancement with
Research & Education Synergies

About us

NUS CARES brings together community partners, NUS faculty and students who can provide academic expertise to find creative and practical solutions for issues faced by communities at large.

This initiative was launched in February 2015, in conjunction with NUS’ 110th anniversary, and Singapore’s Golden Jubilee.

Our goals

  • To contribute to community service in a sustainable and value added way.
  • To create opportunities for students to learn through community engagement.
  • To encourage faculty to find solutions for issues that have significant impact on communities.
  • To facilitate corporate sponsorship for community projects which have been identified.

How we work - a solutioning platform

1. Community partners surface issues that can be reasonably addressed by students.

2. NUS CARES leverages on the academic expertise of NUS faculty members.

3. Faculty members work with students to ignite their enthusiasm and passion for community work.

4. Students formulate sustainable and scalable solutions to the issues which have been identified.

Giving back to the community has always been an integral part of NUS’ education philosophy. Our students and faculty have consistently dedicated themselves towards making a difference to society. NUS CARES is an effort that will contribute immediately to the wider community.

Prof Tan Chorh Chuan
NUS President