About the Centre
NExT is NUS-Tsinghua Centre for Extreme Search (NExT), a leading research centre jointly established by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Tsinghua University of China, funded by IDMPO (Interactive Digital Multimedia Program Office) under MDA (Media Development Authority). NExT conducts research in the areas of large-scale live social media content analysis and search, including live event detections, information organization, and the generation of multimedia multilingual analytics for corporations, people, events and locations. The Centre commenced in July 2010.
About National University of Singapore
A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university which offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. NUS has 14 faculties and schools across three campuses. Over 30,000 students from 100 countries enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives. NUS has three Research Centres of Excellence (RCE) and 22 university-level research institutes and centres. It is also a partner in Singapore’s 5th RCE. NUS shares a close affiliation with 16 national-level research institutes and centres. Research activities are strategic and robust, and NUS is well-known for its research strengths in engineering, life sciences and biomedicine, social sciences and natural sciences. It also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.
For more information, please visit www.nus.edu.sg.
About Tsinghua University
Tsinghua Universtiy is leading in most areas of technology R&D, and most national and international university rankings place Tsing as one of the best universities in China. Tsinghua graduates are also highly sought after by companies such as Google, IBM and Microsoft with entry to Tsinghua’s undergraduate and graduate courses being amongst the toughest in China. (In 2008, 215 out of 300 students who scored the top 10 in the 30 tested provinces and regions chose Tsinghua as their university of choice, and on the average, only 16% of MBA applicants to Tsinghua are accepted each year; making entrance to Tsinghua as competitive as the Wharton School MBA program at the University of Pennsylvania.)
About Media Development Authority of Singapore
Formed in 2003, the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) plays a vital role in transforming Singapore into a Global Media City and positioning it at the forefront of the digital media age. MDA spearheads initiatives that promote developments in film, video, television, radio, publishing, music, games, animation, media services and Interactive Digital Media. At the same time, in ensuring clear and consistent regulatory policies and guidelines, MDA helps to foster a pro-business environment for industry players and increase media choices for consumers.
For more information, please visit www.mda.gov.sg.