National University of Singapore (Corporatisation) Act
(Original Enactment: ACT 45 OF 2005)
REVISED EDITION 2006
(31st December 2006)
An Act to provide for the corporatisation of the National University of Singapore and for the transfer of its property, rights and liabilities to a successor company, and to provide for certain matters relating to that company.
And Whereas the National University of Singapore was established under the National University of Singapore Act (Cap. 204, 2002 Ed.):
And Whereas it is desirable to corporatise the National University of Singapore:
And Whereas a company limited by guarantee will be incorporated under the Companies Act (Cap. 50) by the name “National University of Singapore” having as its objects the operation, maintenance and promotion of a university in Singapore under the name and style “National University of Singapore”:
And Whereas it is desirable that statutory provision be made in relation to the transfer of the property, assets, liabilities and employees of the National University of Singapore to the company, the operation of the company and certain of the powers of the company.
[1st April 2006]
—(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Board” means the Board of Trustees of the university company referred to in its constituent documents;
“constituent documents”, in relation to the university company, means the memorandum of association and articles of association of the university company;
“predecessor university” means the National University of Singapore established under the repealed National University of Singapore Act (Cap. 204, 2002 Ed.);
“university company” means the company limited by guarantee incorporated under the Companies Act (Cap. 50) under the name “National University of Singapore”.
(2) For the avoidance of doubt —
any reference in this Act to property vested in the predecessor university is a reference to such property, whether situated in Singapore or elsewhere; and
any reference in this Act to rights or liabilities of the predecessor university is a reference to such rights to which the predecessor university is entitled or such liabilities to which the predecessor university is subject, as the case may be, whether under the laws of Singapore or of any country outside Singapore, and includes such rights or liabilities arising under loans raised by the predecessor university.