National University of Singapore

Posted on Sep 7, 2016

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Ovidia Lim-Rajaram - Chief Communications Officer
Ovidia oversees institutional communications at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Her remit includes reputation management, strategic communications, branding and marketing communications, digital communications, special events and protocol, issues management as well as crisis communications. She is also the press secretary to the university president, and university spokesperson. In her earlier life, Ovidia was an award-winning newspaper reporter, broadcast journalist, and a media studies lecturer. She graduated from NUS in political science and history, and holds an MA in International Communication from Macquarie University.

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Research Member since 2016


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28,000 undergraduate students


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10,000 graduate students


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11,400 total staff members


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About National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading global university centred in Asia, founded in 1905 through the donation of $87,000 raised by the local community and with an initial enrolment of 23 students. Today, they are Singapore's flagship university consistently ranked first in Asia and among the leading universities in the world.

NUS has 3 campuses; Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram. With 13 undergraduate schools, 4 graduate schools and 30 university-level research institutes and centres, the university is renowned for its pioneering new models of innovation.

International Partnerships

NUS has built a global network of partner institutes in education and research, with collaboration promoting an exchange of ideas that can lead to high levels of research and groundbreaking innovation.

The university has 13 partnerships, 31 partners and 4 network associations globally.

The NUS Overseas College programme, which allows participating students to experience international and entrepreneurial exposure, has nine locations including Beijing, Israel, Lausanne, Munich, New York, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore and Stockholm. 

Notable Research Areas 

Consistently ranked as one of the top universities in Asia and the world, NUS is internationally respected for its high-quality research in science, technology and the humanities - and, increasingly, at the interfaces between the areas. 

NUS published 8,341 papers in international journals during 2015, 814 projects were launched, and 687 projects completed.