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.
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.
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.