Coclanis, Peter A. (2011). Rights and Responsibilities: Globalization and the International Research University. International Educator, 20(4)
From an outsider's perspective, the school's subsequent history seems as fascinating as it is complex, what with several name changes to the medical college, the establishment of Raffles College in 1938, the merger between King Edward VII College of Medicine and Raffles College in 1949 to form the University of Malaya, the school's subsequent transformation into the University of Singapore in 1962, and, finally, the creation of the National University of Singapore in 1980 through a merger with Nanyang University, which had been established in 1955. Since 1980, NUS-at once underpinning and reflecting the trajectory of the Republic of Singapore-has risen to become one of the leading universities in the world.
Coclanis, Peter A.