The late Professor Syed Hussein Alatas, internationally renowned Malaysian social scientist and public intellectual, was honoured on 17 September at the Second Syed Hussein Alatas Memorial Lecture.
NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye was invited to the 2019 Times Higher Education World Academic Summit, hosted in partnership with ETH Zurich. The sixth annual summit delivered a range of thought-provoking keynote sessions and panel debates from the world’s most innovative thinkers.
Together with Sport Singapore and the Singapore Health Promotion Board, the University launched the NUS SG Bicentennial Challenge which aims to encourage the NUS community to adopt healthier habits through a mix of games and incentives.
Singapore-based undergraduates keen on research in the biomedical sciences will now have a chance to be mentored by leading scientists all over the world, thanks to the Brenner Fellowship, a new mentorship programme established by NUS in honour of the late Dr Sydney Brenner — Nobel laureate and trailblazer in the field of molecular biology.
Project We Are One (WAO) – a new initiative under the NUS Students’ Community Service Club – held an afternoon of fun activities for 45 migrant workers who are currently not working due to unresolved salary claims, work injuries and other reasons.
The contributions to natural history of renowned naturalist and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace and his trusted assistant Ali were commemorated with the unveiling of a statue of them at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at NUS on 30 August.