15 August 2018 | General News

NUS has partnered Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, to jointly launch the innovation incubator programme to nurture talents in emerging technological fields. Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister-in-Charge of the Smart Nation Initiative, witnessed the Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony.

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14 August 2018 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, discussed the possible motivations that have led US President Donald Trump to start a trade war with China.

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14 August 2018 | Education

Some 313 students have joined the Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Programme at the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies at NUS, an increase of 33 per cent from 2017 and more than double its intake of 155 students in 2016. These students include 34 mid-career professional who will undergo the two-year Bachelor of Science (Nursing) programme, which is being offered for the first time. 

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14 August 2018 | Research

A Lien Foundation study conducted by Assoc Prof Elaine Ho and Assoc Prof Shirlena Huang from the Dept of Geography at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences found that more facilities or subsidies are needed for the rapidly aging population in Singapore.

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14 August 2018 | Research

A five-year study by a team of researchers from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine found that a population of cells that coat the outer walls of healthy arteries, called macrophages, can protect our arteries from becoming rigid and stiff. Macrophages produce a protein called LYVE-1 that reduces the production of collagen around the blood vessels that cause arteries to stiffen. The discovery is significant as the hardening of arteries leads to the increase of the blood pressure and raises the risk of cardiovascular diseases. 

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14 August 2018 | Research

A five-year study by a team of researchers from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine found that a population of cells that coat the outer walls of healthy arteries, called macrophages, can protect our arteries from becoming rigid and stiff. Macrophages produce a protein called LYVE-1 that reduces the production of collagen around the blood vessels that cause arteries to stiffen. The discovery is significant as the hardening of arteries leads to the increase of the blood pressure and raises the risk of cardiovascular diseases. 

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12 August 2018 | Education, Community

Prof Teo Yik Ying, Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS, discussed how our consumption choices are a result of campaigns and how the environment shapes our lifestyle and physical activities. He opined that we should look beyond healthcare professionals in promoting health. 

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11 August 2018 | General News

Dr Qi Dongtao, Research Fellow from the East Asian Institute at NUS shared his views on how “resistance” has become the norm in Taiwanese society against various forms of repression.

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11 August 2018 | Education, Community

NUS students have raised a record amount of more than $581,000 through the NUSSU Rag and Flag 2018. The proceeds will benefit 21 charity programmes supported by Community Chest. 

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09 August 2018 | Community

Former NUS Chancellor and President of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam and former Chairman of NUS Board of Trustees, Mr Wong Ngit Liong were awarded The Order of Temasek (First Class) and The Distinguished Service Order respectively at the 2018 National Day Awards.

Members of the NUS community were also among the 4,624 individuals who received the National Day awards in recognition of their contributions to public service: Mr Hsieh Fu Hua, NUS Board of Trustees Chairman was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. Prof Kua Ee Heok from the Dept of Psychological Medicine was presented with the Public Service Star.

The Public Administration Medal (Silver) was awarded to Dr Lily Chan, CEO of NUS Enterprise; Prof Bernard Yeung Yin, Dean of NUS Business School; Mr Lim Kin Choo, Vice President (Finance), NUS Office of Financial Services; and Prof Chia Kee Seng of the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. 

NUS President Prof Tan Eng Chye; Prof Phoon Kok Kwang, Vice Provost (Academic Personnel); and Prof Andrew Wee, Vice President (University and Global Relations), Dr Susan Ang from the Dept of English Language and Literature were among those honoured with the Long Service Medal. Mr R Rajaram, Senior Director, NUS Office of Admissions was presented with the Public Service Medal for his contributions as Chairman of the Tamil Language Council.

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