17 July 2015 | Research, General News

Visiting Prof Robin Jeffrey from the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) at NUS shared about the proceedings of the first South Asia Literary Salon organised by ISAS. The event focused on the theme of 'Modernity, Identity and Belonging' and attracted more than 150 participants.

16 July 2015 | Research

A team of researchers from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and A*STAR's Experimental Therapeutics Centre (ETC) and Drug Discovery and Development (D3) unit has developed a new cancer drug that could be a potential life-saver for people suffering from a range of cancers. It is being tested on patients here and, if successful, ETC-159, as the compound is now called, could emerge as the Republic's first cancer blockbuster.

16 July 2015 | General News

Prof Ted Hopf from the Dept of Political Science at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences discussed about the recent agreement on Iran's nuclear programme that was reached in Vienna.

16 July 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Shin Jang-Sup from the Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences discussed about the dispute between Elliot Associates and Samsung over the merger of Cheil Industries and Samsung C&T in Korea.

15 July 2015 | Research, General News

The Sisters' Islands Marine Park Public Gallery, which was officially opened by Singapore President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam on 15 July 2015, forms part of the Marine Park Outreach and Education Centre on St John's Island, which is housed together with the NUS Tropical Marine Science Institute's Marine Laboratory.

15 July 2015 | Education

NUS beat the University of Malaya to win the 7th Asia-Pacific Intervarsity Chinese Debate Tournament. This is the second time NUS has won the biennial competition since its first win in 2006.

14 July 2015 | Research, General News

Staff at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at NUS will study and preserve the sperm whale that was found in Singapore waters. Researchers will collect tissues, examine gut contents and recover the skeleton for research and education purposes. The skeleton of the sperm whale will eventually be displayed at the museum.

14 July 2015 | General News

Mr Don Yeo Yong Kiang, former Deputy CEO (Policy & Corporate Development) of the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board, will be appointed Deputy President Designate (Administration) of NUS from 1 August 2015. Mr Yeo, who was also Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer at the CPF Board, will succeed Mr Joseph Mullinix from 1 January 2016.

14 July 2015 | Research

A team of NUS researchers, led by Asst Prof Yuk Hyun-Gyun, from NUS Faculty of Science, found that blue light emitting diodes (LEDs) in refrigerators are major bug busters capable of killing bacteria that cause food poisoning.

14 July 2015 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, reviewed China's current economic policies in the context of a 'new normal' in economic development and growth, and opined that the government cannot expect to maintain its dominant role going forward.