NUS Enterprise will establish BLOCK71 in Vietnam, the third most active start-up ecosystem in ASEAN, in partnership with industrial infrastructure developer Becamex.
The global problem of climate change should be tackled not only by appealing to people’s goodwill but by using dollars and cents to incentivise climate-friendly behaviour, said Mr Thomas Friedman, a popular columnist at the New York Times, at the inaugural Festival of Ideas by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
Duke-NUS Medical School’s PhD programme in Clinical Sciences (PhD CS) expects its intake to triple within four years in its effort to create a pipeline of clinician scientists to lead future biomedical research efforts and improve patient outcomes in Singapore and around the world.
NUS Arts and Social Sciences final-year student Brendan Loon has been named the 2020 Singapore Rhodes Scholar. With this scholarship, he will take on a Doctor of Philosophy in English at Oxford University, matriculating in October 2020.
NUS Arts and Social Sciences celebrated its 90th anniversary with a gala dinner where Guest-of-Honour and alumna, Minister for Manpower Mrs Josephine Goh, explained the importance of research in shaping Singapore’s policies like the Central Provident Fund (CPF).
Renowned cancer researcher Prof Ashok Venkitaraman is set to head the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at NUS, taking over from Founding Director Prof Daniel G Tenen.
Two lecture theatres in NUS Science became the venue for dog-centric fun on 18 November as six rescue dogs from Uncle Khoe K9 Shelter, and Mutts and Mittens came for a visit.
Office workers will be able to get investment funding of up to $240,000 to try out their new tech business ideas without leaving the safety of their day jobs — thanks to a new tie-up between venture capital firm Antler and NUS.
NUS is collaborating with the People’s Government of Guangzhou Municipality and the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Administration Committee to establish the NUS Guangzhou Research Translation and Innovation Institute in Guangzhou, China.
Associate Professor Ho Hwee Long, former Music Director and Resident Conductor of the NUS Wind Symphony and a key advocate for the development of local school bands, had his 80th birthday celebrated on 9 November with a fundraising concert featuring musicians from across Singapore.