17 September 2018 | Education

Tie-ups between academia and the arts are on the rise at NUS. In the last 12 months, the NUS Centre for the Arts has worked with five faculties or schools in the University, including NUS Faculty of Science and the NUS Business School, and the programmes have benefited more than 2,000 students. Faculty collaborations with the Centre’s museums alone have risen to about 60 a year, from about 10 in 2010, and more are on the cards.

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17 September 2018 | Research

A team of researchers, led by Dr Leong Chan-Hoong, Head of the Social Lab in the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, attempts to unpack the various elements that constitute the Singaporean identity and the heritage of a nation. Using a sample of 1,516 Singapore citizens, the study examined the impact of 35 historical events and how they shaped social perceptions. The Social Lab is also looking into three other aspects of identity – built heritage, historical figures and National Day Rally speeches. The full results will be published by the first half of 2019.

The Straits Times

16 September 2018 | Research

A research team from NUS has successfully developed a "Virtual NUS" platform, reproducing the entire campus in 3D. This has wide applications in terms of teaching and other practical uses.

Lianhe Zaobao

16 September 2018 | General News

Former Madrasah Al Ma’arif Al-Islamiah student Ms Nur Hikmah Md Ali, who is currently in her first year at NUS, was awarded the Anugerah Mendaki, an award that recognises the academic achievements of students from PSLE level to university, on 15 September 2018.

Berita Minggu

16 September 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof Thang Leng Leng from the Dept of Japanese Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, described a recent stay she had at a youth hostel in Hong Kong housed in a heritage building. This experience made her realise the importance of understanding one's own heritage and the humanities, instead of pursuing economic returns.

Lianhe Zaobao

14 September 2018 | Research, General News

NUS Psychology PhD candidate Mike Hou shared that his Study on the Perception of Singapore’s Built Heritage and Landmarks with the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS revealed that relevance and utility are key to the public’s appreciation of important landmarks of the past.

The Straits Times

14 September 2018 | General News

Louiza Pittas, a medical student with NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and Mr Philip Yap, Director of the Geriatric Centre at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, noted that the affordability of formal care services is a real impediment to enabling frail seniors to age in place. They opined that a village model supported by volunteers can help circumvent cost issues and alleviate the unrelenting call for more subsidies.

The Straits Times

14 September 2018 | Research, General News

Assoc Prof Sandy Lim from the Dept of Management and Organisation at NUS Business School shared that results from a recent study with Oregon State University revealed that individuals take cues from how they view others being treated and that can impact their workplace performance, creativity and helpfulness towards others.

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13 September 2018 | Research

An international team led by Asst Prof Yan Ning from the Dept of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering, discovered a chemical process to produce high quality amino acids that are comparable to those produced by conventional microbial cultivation processes. This method is much cheaper because of its shorter production time. 

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13 September 2018 | Research

Assoc Prof Eric Chan Chun Yong, pharmaceutical scientist and Dean’s Chair, and Miss Eleanor Cheong, a PhD student from the Dept of Pharmacy at NUS Faculty of Science, used modelling and different doses of drugs on virtual patients to test effectiveness before treating the actual patients. This maximises the benefits of treatments while minimising side effects.

The Straits Times