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.
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 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.
The NUS BizAd Charity Run 2015 on 10 January raised about $140,000 for students of Assumption Pathway School and financially needy NUS business undergraduates. More than 1,300 participants braved the hilly inclines of Kent Ridge Campus in either the 5km Fun Run or 10km Competitive Run.