Assoc Prof Wang Jiangyu from the Centre for Asian Legal Studies at the NUS Faculty of Law opined that Hong Kong's rejection of the political reform package proposed by the central government is a significant historical 'error' and examines the possible consequences.
A team from the NUS Faculty of Law has won the inaugural Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Law Moot. Team member Lisa Tan was awarded the Best Oralist prize, while the other two members, Jeremiah Lau and Benjamin Wong, finished as runner-ups alongside two other participants.
A research team led by Assistant Professor Qiu Cheng-Wei from NUS Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering has developed a method that enhances the storing of vital data through the use of an 'ultra-capacity nano-photon sieve'. The technology can potentially prevent counterfeits in currencies, documents, credit cards and even forging of identity cards.
Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, on three types of non-state forces which can direct or indirectly influence geopolitical order.
Out of more than 8,500 applicants, 198 exceptional students from around the world will form the Class of 2019 at Yale-NUS College, keeping the College on track with its plans to grow its class size to 250 students over the next few years.
Experts from NUS, the National Parks Board (NParks), Wildlife Reserves Singapore and the International Union for Conservation of Nature have put in place a conservation plan to help save the Singapore freshwater crab from extinction. The effort is likely to be the first of its kind in the world for an invertebrate species.
Researchers from the Keppel-NUS Corporate Laboratory have carried out seabed exploration work which will help in assessing the impact of deep-sea mining on marine life. This research is part of a contract that the Ocean Mineral Singapore has secured with the International Seabed Authority that will allow Singapore to explore how metal-rick rocks can be harvested from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
NUS industrial design student Mr Lim Yong Kang clinched top prize of the 'Product Concept Design Award Faucet' category at the American Standard Design Competition for his invention of a double outlet water tap.