Executive Director's Message

The Maritime Institute @ NUS (MI@NUS) is a collaborative effort between the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) which aims to drive and coordinate the maritime and offshore education, training and R&D activities within NUS in partnership with the following NUS research institutes/centres:

  • Centre for Offshore Research and Engineering (CORE)
  • Centre for Maritime Studies (CMS)
  • Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI)
  • Centre for Maritime Law (CML)
  • Centre for International Law (CIL)
  • The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific (TLIAP)

The roles of MI@NUS are:

  • Drive and coordinate the maritime and offshore education, training and R&D programmes and initiatives within NUS by working closely with NUS Research Institutes/Centres
  • Promote R&D collaboration with industry, research institutes and tertiary institutions
  • Organise conferences, symposia, workshops, seminars and other events for knowledge-sharing and interaction with industry
  • Provide oversight and administrative support to the programmes/projects funded by SMI

A concerted effort is devoted to establishing and enhancing collaboration between NUS and industry in the maritime and offshore & marine clusters. A key aspiration is to create synergistic industry-university partnerships in the conduct of industry-relevant research for knowledge creation and enhancement of the competitive edge of companies in the maritime and offshore & marine sector. The establishment of the $75 million Keppel-NUS Corporate Laboratory funded by the National Research Foundation with co-funding from Keppel and NUS is an excellent example. The R&D undertaken in the Corporate Laboratory leverages on Keppel’s core competencies and NUS’ research expertise to develop capabilities and technologies to strengthen Singapore’s position as a global leader in the offshore and marine industry.

NRF has also approved the development of an Ocean Basin and Numerical Simulation Facility as a national facility to be hosted by NUS at its Kent Ridge campus with the vision that this national facility will be designed as a next generation simulation basin which aims to push boundaries in the model testing of offshore & marine structures in deepwaters. This national infrastructure will further enhance industry-university interaction and will be a focal point for offshore & marine activities in NUS.

Professor Chow Yean Khow
Executive Director
Maritime Institute @ NUS