10 February 2015 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS opined that as China presses on with its anti-corruption campaign, it needs to reflect on questions such as the effectiveness of measures so far, the lessons learnt, and how it can deepen its efforts. This can help China understand the root causes of corruption and develop ways to build a 'clean' government.

09 February 2015 | General News

Prof Sumit Agarwal of the NUS Business School shared his views about recommendations regarding regulation of lump sum withdrawals and the Minimum Sum scheme, which were proposed by the government advisory panel reviewing the Central Provident Fund system.

09 February 2015 | Education, Research

Prof Thomas Coffman, Dean-Designate of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, discussed his vision for the School, while Prof Ranga Krishnan, outgoing Dean of the School, shared about his next move.

08 February 2015 | Research

Assoc Prof Lee Pyng from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS, is an expert in the use of semi-flexible scopes called flex-rigid scopes that are inserted into patients to look at what disease they have. She was recently honoured with the Geoffrey McLennan Memorial Award for Advances in Interventional Pulmonology.

07 February 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Heng Yee Kuang from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, and Mr William Choong, from the International Institute for Strategic Studies, discussed the range of security challenges Tokyo is managing, particularly the rise of China.

06 February 2015 | General News

Mr Ho Kwon Ping, who is the Institute of Policy Studies' first S R Nathan Fellow, gave his third lecture under the theme of 'Singapore: In the Next Fift year', where he spoke on the topic of security and sustainability.

05 February 2015 | Community, Education

The new OncoCare Medical Bursary, which is an undergraduate bursary for needy students at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, will be available from the academic year starting in August 2015. OncoCare Cancer Centre has pledged a sum of $750,000 over five years to set up the bursary. The Centre was founded by consultant medical oncologist, Dr Tay Miah Hiang, who is an NUS Medicine alumnus and a former undergraduate bursary recipient.

05 February 2015 | Research

A new study by Asst Prof Heeyon Kim of NUS Business School and Assoc Prof Michael Jenson of University Of Michigan's Ross School Of Business found that male Oscar winners and nominees are more likely to get divorced, but not the women.

04 February 2015 | Research

A study led by Assoc Prof Ng Tze Pin of the Dept of Psychological Medicine at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine revealed that men who have never married were six times more at risk of dementia while widowers had about five times the risk, compared to their counterparts who were married.

03 February 2015 | Education

Speaking at the Raffles Dialogue organised by NUS and the National University Health System, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat announced 10 to 15 new scholarships each year from now until 2030 to build up a strong core of academic and research talent at Singapore's universities. NUS President Prof Tan Chorh Chuan said that the new scholarship will provide a big boost to NUS long-standing programmes to nurture young Singaporean faculty.