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First university in Southeast Asia to join iTunes U

25 August 2010

NUS joins iTunes U today, making it the first university in Singapore and Southeast Asia to leverage on the platform's capabilities, along with many other top universities around the world which are already part of the iTunes U community. They include Harvard University, Stanford University, Yale University, University of California Berkeley, University of Oxford, HEC Paris and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Enjoying dedicated and prime estate within the virtual iTunes Store (, iTunes U offers seamless access to portable content for members and the general public. NUS, with its current presence on iTunes U, is now able to make its educational and research content more readily accessible to students, faculty, staff and visitors both on and off campus. This content captured in videos, audios and podcasts can be easily downloaded in the same way individuals access applications on the iTunes Store. In addition, the NUS Asian Research Institute, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, and NUS Press will also have an active presence at NUS on iTunes U.

Director of NUS Computer Centre Mr Tommy Hor said: "In NUS, we are committed to offering high quality education and achieving research excellence. We are delighted to make our content available on iTunes U and we are proud and privileged to be the first university in Singapore and in Southeast Asia to join iTunes U. The use of smart mobile devices, such as iPod and podcasting, among university students is growing at astonishing speed. Offering seamless access to our educational and research content through iTunes U is a logical way to expand our outreach to students, scholars, alumni, partners and friends."

"iTunes is an innovative way of sharing content outside the physical classroom and enables students to learn without time and place constraints. In the past decade, NUS faculty have been incorporating audio, video and podcasting technology into their delivery of educational content in an effort to enhance students' learning experience. Joining iTunes U not only simplifies and speeds up the process of producing digital content, it enables the swift delivery of portable content to the students anytime, anywhere," Mr Hor added.

To access NUS on iTunes U, please visit NUS content that is available on iTunes U includes Life at NUS, Learning at NUS and Research at NUS.