19 January 2018 | General News

Prof Seeram Ramakrishna from the Dept of Mechanical Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering, and Chair of Circular Economy Taskforce at NUS, noted that waste from electrical and electronic equipment, or e-waste, is the fastest-growing waste stream globally and requires sophisticated e-waste management systems. He opined that there are abundant opportunities for innovations to enhance the recovery of valuables from the e-waste, and to eco-design products. 


18 January 2018 | Research

Mr Philippe Verbelen from Greenpeace, Asst Prof Frank Rheindt from NUS Faculty of Science and researchers from Indonesia Institute of Sciences identified the Rote myzomela, a new species of honeyeater bird that was discovered on Pulau Rote, one of the southernmost islands of the Indonesian archipelago.

The Straits Times

18 January 2018 | Research

EQSCALE, a novel video feature extractor developed by NUS Engineering researchers, uses 20 times less power than existing best-in-class chips, and could reduce the size of smart vision systems down to the millimetre range.

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16 January 2018 | Education

Liberal arts undergraduates from Yale-NUS College will be able to pursue a career in medicine, with the launch of a new pathway in collaboration with Duke-NUS Medical School. Under the pathway, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science Honours or Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from Yale-NUS, and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Duke-NUS.

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16 January 2018 | Research

Assoc Prof Tim Bunnell from the Dept of Geography at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has documented the lives of men from Malaya who worked on British ships and who ended up in Liverpool, England, in a book titled From World City to The World In One City: Liverpool Through Malay Lives.

The Straits Times

16 January 2018 | General News

Mr Shahid Javed Burki from the Institute of South Asian Studies at NUS examined global developments that took place in 2017. Among them were the near-collapse of the old order put in place in the years after the end of the Second World War; the inability of globalisation to spread evenly the rewards of steady growth; and the beginning of the new era – of China being an important, if not the dominant, player in the new global order.

The Business Times

16 January 2018 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, discussed China’s efforts at poverty alleviation. He noted that Singapore had been very successful in alleviating poverty through the Group Representation Constituency scheme and Singapore Medical Council, as Members of the Parliament could render help to residents who are truly in need.

Lianhe Zaobao

15 January 2018 | Research

Five robotic swans that were jointly developed by the NUS Environmental Research Institute, the Tropical Marine Science Institute at NUS, and PUB, will be used at various reservoirs in Singapore to monitor raw water quality.

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15 January 2018 | Entrepreneurship

NUS student Mr Eugene Ng had set up Exchangebuddy, an online resource-sharing platform on student exchange programmes after encountering difficulty in finding information relating to such programmes online when he went on exchange to Poland in 2016.

Lianhe Zaobao

14 January 2018 | General News

Asst Prof Ben Charoenwong from the Dept of Finance at NUS Business School explained that fiduciary duty is an ethical and legal relationship of trust between two people and it is the highest standard of legal care that requires full disclosure of any potential conflicts of interest. He shared that fiduciaries who are proven to violate their fiduciary duty in court may face legal consequences. 

The Sunday Times