TeamNUS retained its title as Singapore University Games champions for the ninth consecutive year, with overall championship golds from 15 sports including men’s badminton, women’s floorball, tennis and swimming helping to clinch the trophy.
Academics, industry partners, alumni and students gathered on 11 November to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the NUS Grandes Écoles French Double Degree Programme (FDDP), the longest running academic collaboration between France and Singapore.
NUS students and staff can now access more than 2,000 online courses offered by top universities such as Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tsinghua University and Kyoto University. This is thanks to a new tie-up with educational platform edX. The public will also benefit, with the first course for global learners to be launched in January 2020.
The Thai festival of Loy Krathong was celebrated at NUS with food, music, dance — and the occasion’s distinctive lotus-shaped floating lanterns.
The NUS Mind Science Centre supported “Remember Me”, a theatrical music performance at the Esplanade that aimed to raise awareness about the experiences of people living with dementia and the impact on their family and sense of identity.
When Ravivarma Muniandy worked odd jobs in Singapore six years ago, the Malaysian never dreamt that he would be back as an exchange scholar at NUS. But he has turned his life around – and like fellow scholars under the TF LEaRN Programme, he is looking to make a difference in others’ lives.
A much-welcome bursary has helped ease the financial burden on NUS Business student Alex Yang’s shoulders. At a donor appreciation event, he thanked his bursary provider while NUS Senior Deputy President and Provost, Professor Ho Teck Hua, shared how seriously the University takes its stewardship of donated funds.