The University recently announced four new senior appointments — for the positions of NUS Senior Vice President (Health Innovation & Translation); NUS Senior Vice President (Health Education & Resources); NUS Senior Vice President (Health Affairs); and Dean of the NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education.
When Year 2 NUS Pharmaceutical Science student Robert Boon started playing desktop games as a boy, he never thought that would take him on a path to the SEA Games. Nonetheless, one thing led to another and he is now shooting for gold as part of Singapore’s e-sports team as the event makes a debut at the Games.
Singapore’s flag is being flown high by the 42 NUS students and alumni donning the Republic’s colours at the ongoing 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines. Their events range from traditional sports including athletics, water polo, softball and rugby, to more recent additions to the Games such as dancesport and e-sports.
NUS-Sciences Po Double Degree Programme final-year student Zhou Xiaorui has been chosen as a 2020 Rhodes (China) scholar. She will read two Master programmes while in Oxford — the Master in Science in Contemporary Chinese Studies and the Master of Studies in Women’s Studies.
The University honoured 21 outstanding alumni at the NUS Alumni Awards 2019, including former Chief Justice Dr Chan Sek Keong, who is also Pro-Chancellor of NUS; and former top civil servant and former Pro-Chancellor of NUS Mr Ngiam Tong Dow. Dr Chan and Mr Ngiam were conferred the Eminent Alumni Award.
Minister for Education Mr Ong Ye Kung believes in centrist solutions to complex policy problems, adding that the middle ground is the best path to deliver long-term and consistent results. He was speaking at the inaugural Festival of Ideas by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
NUS start-up HiCura Medical wants to reduce the pain of childbirth with its AI-based anaesthesia injection technology. In its quest the company has got a boost from the NUS Industry Liaison Office’s Graduate Research Innovation Programme.
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.