Keep up to date with developments on COVID-19, as NUS News brings you the latest research in the fight against the virus.
Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, NUS experts have routinely contributed commentaries to the media to help the public make sense of the situation. Advances in research at NUS have also been covered by the newspapers. NUS News summarises the media's coverage of the fight against COVID-19.
The NUS Students’ Union has launched the NUSSU Unity Relief Fund to help financially-needy undergraduates impacted by COVID-19. This initiative complements the earlier-announced NUS Students Solidarity Fund in reaching out to more students with financial aid.
NUS has raised $300 million through its inaugural green bond, believed to be the first of its kind among universities in Asia. The proceeds will be used to support the University’s sustainability projects.
NUS staff, students and alumni are stepping in to ensure that underprivileged families and students have access to laptops, with schools having adopted home-based learning amid the COVID-19 crisis. NUS Communications and New Media has extended its laptop distribution programme, while NUS Arts and Social Sciences alumnus Mr U.K. Shyam has also initiated a donation drive.
NUS and UNESCO have announced the establishment of the UNESCO Chair on Architectural Heritage Conservation and Management in Asia. Professor Ho Puay Peng, Head of the Department of Architecture at NUS Design and Environment, was appointed as the Chairholder on 12 May.
The NUS community is sparing no effort to make the stay of patients as comfortable and enriching as possible, as they start moving into the 28 blocks of Prince George’s Park Residences that have been converted into a Community Recovery Facility.
NUS Enterprise and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore have announced that 12 start-ups from PIER @ BLOCK71’s Smart Port Challenge 2019 have each been awarded $50,000 in grant funding. The funding will enable the start-ups to develop and test their prototypes, bringing these solutions to the maritime market.
NUS Law alumnus Mr Daren Tang has been appointed Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization. He becomes the first Singaporean to lead a United Nations agency.
Domain experts with years of relevant experience are helming the evaluation panels for project proposals submitted under the NUS Resilience and Growth Innovation Challenge. They hope to see impactful ideas for the pressing challenges facing Singapore and the world, including climate change, conservation, fighting future pandemics, inequality, mental health issues, and supporting vulnerable groups.