03 December 2019 | General News

NUS' move to award bonus admission points for first-choice courses has enabled more incoming students in 2019 to win a place in their top-choice course – 1,050 applicants landed a place in a course they listed as their top choice this year because of the bonus point scheme. NUS’ intake for the year was 7,800. In 2018, when NUS started the scheme to award 1.25 bonus points for an applicant’s first choice, about 700 students benefited.

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02 December 2019 | General News

NUS undergraduates and siblings Jerome Teo, a Year 1 student pursuing a double degree in electrical engineering and economics, and Rachel Teo, a Year 2 student from the Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, have waltzed into the history books as the first Singaporean medallists at a SEA Games dancesport event. They picked up two bronze medals in the standard waltz and in the standard Viennese waltz, as well as the silver medal in the standard slow foxtrot.

The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao

02 December 2019 | General News

Prof C Raja Mohan, Director of the Institute of South Asian Studies at NUS opined that the new Sri Lankan President is widely expected to deepen ties with China, but not if India can help it. On the security front, the key lies in a mutual understanding between Delhi and Colombo on the red-lines regarding China’s military role in Sri Lanka.

CNA

29 November 2019 | General News

The Singapore Residential Price Index released on 28 Nov 2019 by NUS indicated that overall resale price index for non-landed private homes in Oct 2019 was at 153 points, a 0.2 per cent increase from Sep 2019. The resale prices of non-landed private homes and small units located in the non-central area increased by 0.9 per cent and 0.2 per cent respectively, while the resale prices of non-landed private homes in the central area fell by 0.7 per cent.

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28 November 2019 | General News

Retired Chief Justice of Singapore, Mr Chan Sek Keong and former top civil servant Mr Ngiam Tong Dow, both 82, were conferred the Eminent Alumni Award by NUS on 27 Nov 2019 at the NUS Alumni Awards 2019. The Distinguished Alumni Service Awards was conferred on Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister with the Prime Minister’s Office as well as Second Minister for Finance and Education. She and five others were given the award for having “demonstrated impact in their respective fields, and rendered excellent and sustained service to NUS, its predecessor institutions or the community".

The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao

27 November 2019 | Education, Research, Entrepreneurship

NUS has maintained its top spot in the 2020 edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings: Asia for the third consecutive year, an acknowledgement of the University’s strong performance in its core priorities of education, research, innovation and entrepreneurship  

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27 November 2019 | Research

NUS and the National Parks Board will embark on a three-year primate study to help the conservation and management strategies of long-tailed macaques in Singapore. 

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27 November 2019 | General News

Dr Mustafa Izzudin of the Institute of South Asian Studies at NUS was named one of the Top 10 Outstanding Persons of the World (TYOP) in Singapore. The award, organised by the Junior Chamber International, recognizes Dr Mustafa for his leadership and contribution in volunteering and community service – an endeavor that he started when he was 16 years old and has consistently kept at for more than 20 years.

Berita Harian

27 November 2019 | General News

Visiting Prof Pei Sai Fan of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS opined that the use of new technologies in the future digital economy could assist and potentially empower traditional and less advanced SMEs and individuals. 

Lianhe Zaobao

27 November 2019 | General News, Research

A new study conducted jointly by SingHealth Polyclinics and Duke-NUS Medical School has found that diabetics with kidney disease are 2.5 times more likely to develop sarcopenia or loss of muscle mass and function, than diabetics who did not have kidney disease. 

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