The University launched NUS115 — a year-long celebration of its 115th year of founding — on 11 January, in conjunction with the annual NUS Bizad Charity Run. The event was graced by Singapore President and NUS Chancellor Halimah Yacob, who is also an alumna of NUS Law.
“One hundred and fifteen years ago, NUS was founded by the community, for the community. One hundred and fifteen years on, we will continue to embody that indomitable spirit of giving and tradition of excellence in all that we do, as we seek to serve society and innovate for a brighter future for Singapore and beyond,” said NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye.
Themed “Shaping the Future”, NUS115 celebrates the University’s transformative impact over 115 years and its continual efforts in shaping the future for a better world. A series of signature events and initiatives are planned throughout 2020 to mark this special milestone, including the NUS115 Distinguished Speaker Series. The quarterly event will see compelling speakers sharing their unique perspectives on pressing issues of the future with the NUS community.
2020 also marks a significant year for the NUS Bizad Charity Run, which is in its 10th edition, and its organiser, the NUS Business School Alumni Association (NUSBSA), which celebrates its 20th anniversary. To date, the NUS Bizad Charity Run has raised over $1.7 million in support of a wide range of causes.
More than 1,300 participants took part in this year’s run, which raised a record sum of over $400,000 for TOUCH Community Services as well as financially needy NUS Business students through the NUSBSA Bursary Fund; NUS Business Student Support Fund; Lim Chin Memorial Fund; and the NUS Malaysian Community Bursary Fund.