A $1 million fund by NUS to support student-led programmes that involve community engagement.
The National University of Singapore or NUS is launching a million dollar fund to support student-led programmes that involve community engagement.
It's one of several new initiatives the university's president Professor Tan Chorh Chuan said it is rolling out.
He was addressing members of the NUS Board of Trustees and his colleagues at the university's annual State of University Address.
Among the new initiatives include new areas of research into risk resilience and mitigation and the brain and neurosciences.
First-year undergraduate students will also benefit from the new initiatives, through expanded residential learning programmes.
Prof Tan said the Ridge View Residences will be transformed into the Ridge View Residential Colleges to offer a set of programmes similar to the University Town Residential Colleges.
The university is also setting up a new NUS Overseas College in New York next year.
The NUS Overseas College programme is an opportunity for students to gain internship and entrepreneurial experience abroad, including China, US and Sweden.
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