Mr J Y Pillay, former Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA) and Rector of the NUS College of Peter & Alice Tan, topped the National Day Awards this year, receiving the highest honour for civilians — the Order of Temasek (with Distinction). NUS Honorary Doctor of Letters Dr Gerard Ee Hock Kim, Chairman of the Charity Council and Agency for Integrated Care, was honoured with a Distinguished Service Order.
Singaporean researchers based locally and abroad came together to share their passions and experiences at the Singaporean Researchers Global Summit on 6 and 7 August.
Red and white was the dress code of the day, as some 350 members of the NUS family gathered together on 8 August to celebrate Singapore’s 54th birthday at the annual National Day Observance Ceremony.
Students from ASEAN had the opportunity to gain new ideas and perspectives on entrepreneurship, bond with each other and network with experts at the 14th run of the NUS Enterprise Summer Programme on Entrepreneurship, held from 15 to 26 July.
The NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine warmly welcomed their newest intake of trainee doctors at a dinner on 28 July. Freshmen were inculcated into the School’s values and introduced to the teachers and mentors who will be guiding them on their medical journey.
The NUS Students’ Union (NUSSU) Flag Day 2019 takes a different approach, and is a two-day affair. On 28 July, NUS students battled the heat to make their way round the island, seeking for donations from the public and will do the same on 5 August. All in, the event will see some 7,800 students take part and the results of their hard work will go to 22 charity programmes supported by the Community Chest.
Students from the NUS University Scholars Programme organised the Singapore leg of the STEP Asian Undergraduate Summit (AUS) from 14 to 21 July centred on the theme of “Harnessing Untapped Potential: Creating Sustainable Synergies”, which involved 170 young regional leaders from 14 universities across nine Asian countries.
A year-long trial of the NUSmart Shuttle autonomous vehicle was launched as part of the University’s ongoing efforts to build a smart, safe and sustainable campus.