NUSRI is the very first research institute in China which is independently operated and managed by an overseas top university, so as to reinforce the cooperation in science and education between China and Singapore. The development of NUSRI is timely in promoting more international research activities within Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). NUSRI is registered as a local independent non-profit organization with legal identity under Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee (SIPAC) and operated and managed by NUS.
NUS is a leading global university with over a hundred years of history. For many years, NUS has been consistently ranked at the top in the Times Higher Education's list of the world's top universities. In 2016, it was ranked 26th globally, and 1st in Asia.
NUSRI is the first overseas research institute of NUS. Rallying the diverse insight, world class scientific research resources and innovation ability of the university, NUSRI aims to focus on dedicated research, training and technology commercialization service to contribute to social transformation and upgrading as well as sustainable development, not only to SIP and Suzhou city but also the Jiangsu province and eventually to the whole of China.