Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited Plug-In@Blk71 during his official opening of JTC LaunchPad @ one-north on 23 January.
NUS has attained fourth placing in the world for International Outlook by Times Higher Education (THE) in its latest ranking of the 100 most international universities. This is also the highest position achieved by an Asian university.
Science benefits from collaboration and could unite humanity to combat global issues such as climate change, if those with wealth and knowledge are willing to share, said 2011 Nobel Laureate for Physics Professor Brian Schmidt.
Fighting off stiff competition from two other grand finalists, Tseng Yu-Chien left the audience spell-bound with his sensitive rendition of Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 to emerge winner of the inaugural Singapore International Violin Competition, hosted by NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.
The Mandai precinct in Singapore is set for major rejuvenation as part of the government's plans to build a mega-nature attraction in the area, which will provide green public spaces for recreation and education.
The NUS Students’ Union (NUSSU) paid tribute to the University’s unsung heroes on 16 January with a Thanks!NUS Appreciation Picnic, which launched its Thanks!NUS campaign. A crowd of about 100 staff comprising cleaners, bus drivers, security guards and librarians were treated to a catered lunch and presented with goodie bags that contained useful everyday items.
During a home visit as part of a third-year elective on Children's Palliative Care at KK Women's and Children's Hospital, medical undergraduate R R Pravin from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine met John, a teenager with debilitating leukaemia.
When others were singing about three French Hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree, Pauline Luk and the NÜSycle (pronounced Neu-cycle) team were counting one thousand hangers, two hundred pillows, and numerous pens, staplers and Frisbees.
Giant clams’ iridescent colours make for pretty photos but they are more than just eye candy. They are valuable contributors to a reef’s ecosystem, whether in the form of food, reef building material, shelter or as a filtration system, according to NUS researchers. These findings provide giant clam conservationists with the ammunition they need to fight for the animals’ preservation.
Thirty-five talented violinists are vying for first prize in the inaugural Singapore International Violin Competition hosted by the NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Beginning on 10 January, the triennial competition culminates in the Grand Finals on 21 January. The competition aims to uncover world-class talents under the age of 30.