The University launched NUS115 — a year-long commemoration of its 115th year of founding — at the annual NUS Bizad Charity Run on 11 January. The event was graced by Singapore President and NUS Chancellor Halimah Yacob.
Digital pets, virtual communities for the elderly, and inter-generational storytelling devices – these were among the projects on display at this year’s NUS Makerthon. Sixteen teams harnessed technology to develop innovative solutions to address social isolation and the generational gap.
Former Chief Justice of Singapore Dr Yong Pung How passed away on 9 January 2020 at the age of 93. Dr Yong, who received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University in 2001, was the Trustee of the Yong Loo Lin Trust, a strong supporter of NUS.
NUS Enterprise's BLOCK71 is part of the thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem at LaunchPad @ one-north, which houses 800 start-ups and 50 enablers. Among the start-ups that have thrived is igloohome, a smart lock company which started out with four seats within BLOCK71 in 2015.
Under the darkened sky on 26 December, silence fell over the crowd of NUS students, staff, alumni and members of the public gathered at the University’s multipurpose field. Gasps and cheers arose at exactly 1:22pm as the crowd finally took in the rare celestial phenomenon of an annular solar eclipse.
AI Singapore has helped to propel Singapore into being named a centre of excellence in artificial intelligence (AI) in the latest edition of the AI Index Report by Stanford University.
A new anthology of 37 stories, a project by the NUS Centre for Quantum Technologies, takes a whimsical look at quantum physics through a myriad of ways — in parallel universes, genies, time travel, lovers, families facing crises, superheroes fighting their nemeses, and cats.
It has been a year of landmarks in education, research, entrepreneurship and community life. The 2019 NUS Year in Review revisits the highlights of the past 12 months.
Dr Jane Goodall, the renowned conservationist who built a name for herself studying chimpanzees in Africa, shared her experiences at the Asia Environment Lecture held at NUS. Her love for nature was developed from a young age, as she watched chickens lay eggs and found her hero in a second-hand copy of Tarzan of the Apes.