09 August 2017 | Education

On the sidelines of the Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine in July 2017, Assoc Prof Yeoh Khay Guan, Dean of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine shared that Singapore needs more doctors who are “generalists” rather than specialists. This does not necessarily mean just general practitioners, but also those trained in family medicine, and geriatric and palliative care. Prof Thomas Coffman, Dean of the Duke-NUS Medical School, suggested that one way of getting medical students more interested in the general disciplines is through giving them role models to emulate.

The Straits Times

09 August 2017 | Education

Local universities are gradually accepting more polytechnic graduates into their medicine courses. The NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine took in 10 of them this year.

The Straits Times

09 August 2017 | Entrepreneurship

Mr Yap Jia Qing, a student at NUS Faculty of Law and a founding member of alt+Law, an NUS group exploring legal technology, shared about his new passion for artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. He took a leave of absence from NUS in May 2016 to focus on exploring these fields, and founded a start-up, OpenSourceSDC (Self-Driving Cars).

The Straits Times

09 August 2017 | Education

Ms Tan Jia Hui, a third-year student at Yale-NUS College, opined that while the arts are still conventionally dismissed with nonchalance, it would be parochial of us to neglect its gaining favour and relevance with the public.

The Business Times

08 August 2017 | Education, General News

An NUS team beat 73 teams from 18 countries to win the United Asian Debating Championships held in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap.

The Straits Times, Tamil Murasu

08 August 2017 | General News

NUS Business School students Ms Brigitte Lee Cui Yi, Ms Jeslin Bay Mei Duo and Ms Joyce Bay Mei Feng discussed the growth strategy of SuperSteam which has expanded from just distributing cleaning supplies to manufacturing cleaning chemical solutions.

The Business Times

08 August 2017 | General News

Mr Adrian W J Kuah, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Case Study Unit at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy noted that we are now living in a post-Lee Kuan Yew world, and it is becoming clear that the defining characteristic of a post-Lee Kuan Yew Singapore is contestation. He added that as we move from an era of consensus to one of greater contestation, we also have to learn, on the fly, the new rules of the game.

TODAY

08 August 2017 | General News

Ms Crystal Lim Leahy, Director at the Centre for Future-ready Graduates at NUS, shared three pieces of advice to job seekers in a world that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world. She also highlighted that it’s time for graduates to stop focusing on careers as an end-goal, or fixate on what their passions are, but stay open and opportunistic to seize each learning opportunity they are given.

Channel NewsAsia Online

08 August 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, noted that China has failed to establish a large middle class which is necessary for supporting its social security system. He believes this is due to the failure to build a good income distribution mechanism, causing wealth to be concentrated in the hands of the minority.

Lianhe Zaobao

08 August 2017 | Community

Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman Hanifah Marican, an undergraduate from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, will be introducing various activities targeted at youths as part of an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle. Mr Ahmad, who is the head of the youth wing of Geng Sihat SG, said that the activities planned include a futsal competition and trampoline jumping.

Berita Harian