16 July 2018 | Education, General News

NUS’ move to award bonus admission points for first-choice courses has paid off for its incoming students as well as the University. 9 per cent more A-level applicants landed a place in a course they listed as their top choice in 2018. As a result, 3.2 per cent more A-level applicants accepted NUS’ offer of a place in the University.

The Straits Times

15 July 2018 | Education, General News

NUS students collaborated with MoneyMind to guest-produce a segment titled ‘Education for the Future’ in an episode titled ‘The Challenges Ahead’ which examined how universities are preparing students for the future economy.

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13 July 2018 | General News, Education

NUS Commencement 2018 will be held over 23 ceremonies from 12 to 19 July 2018. A total of 10,867 NUS graduates will receive their degrees - 6,785 receiving Bachelor’s degrees and 4,082 graduate degrees. Justice Chao Hick Tin, Senior Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore, was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Laws, the University’s highest honour, at the Main Ceremony held on 12 July 2018. 

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11 July 2018 | General News

NUSChoir has won the top prize at the Llangollen International Musical Eistedfodd, the first Singapore choir to be named the best of the festival – Choir of the World – and to bring home the coveted trophy named after the late tenor Luciano Pavarotti.

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11 July 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School urged that more be done to improve regulatory enforcement to rebuild the trust in our capital market.

The Business Times

10 July 2018 | General News

Mr Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, attended the Asia Policy Forum organised by the Asia Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, Singapore Business Federation and Singapore Manufacturing Federation on 9 July 2018. The Government of Andhra Pradesh also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute and presented the Institute with a gift of S$500,000 as funding for joint research projects.

Lianhe Zaobao

10 July 2018 | General News

The Asia Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS conducted a survey “Productivity Tracking and Efficiency Monitoring Index”, which found that the local logistics sector and the precision engineering sector have the highest and lowest productivity and efficiency levels respectively compared to other sectors.

Lianhe Zaobao

10 July 2018 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, who has discussed Marxism in China over the past few decades, noted that the ideology has become increasingly “sinologised”.

Lianhe Zaobao

10 July 2018 | General News

Cultural Medallion winner Lin Gao will be teaching a Chinese literature writing course at the Department of Chinese Studies at NUS from next semester.

Lianhe Zaobao

09 July 2018 | Research

AI Singapore’s AI Speech Lab, led by Prof Li Haizhou from the Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering, and Assoc Prof Chng Eng Siong from NTU, has created a speech recognition system to transcribe and log each call received in real time. For now, the system is programmed to recognise English and Mandarin with some Hokkien and Malay, though it can be customised to incorporate other languages. The Singapore Civil Defence Force and four other government agencies are using the AI system to ease their workload in emergency dispatch calls.

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