22 April 2015 | Education, Community

Yale-NUS College students can opt for open housing, also known as gender-neutral housing, when the new school year starts. The option was introduced as a pilot in response to student feedback for more diverse housing options.

22 April 2015 | Research

The National Research Foundation (NRF) has awarded S$5 million in new funding to support collaborations between industry practitioners and institutes of higher learning to develop new applications for spintronics, an emerging area of research said to hold great potential in creating the next generation of electronic devices. Members of the Singapore Spintronics Consortium (SG-SPIN), a consortium was set up in 2014 by NUS, NTU and supported by NRF, in addition to companies and researchers can contact NUS Enterprise to apply for funding. NUS Enterprise will also set up a Spintronics Technology Pavilion at InnovFest Unbound 2015, an innovation festival celebrating disruptive technologies on 28 April 2015.

21 April 2015 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, examined the applicability of the 'flying geese paradigm' in relation to democratisation and the 'welfare trap' in East Asian societies.

20 April 2015 | Research

Researchers from Yale-NUS College, the Center for Advanced 2D Materials at NUS and the NUS Dept of Physics, as well as the University of Texas at Austin, USA, have established a theoretical framework to understand the elastic and electronic properties of graphene. The findings were published in Nature Communications in February 2015.

20 April 2015 | Research

A team of scientists led by Assoc Prof Michael Raghunath from the NUS Dept of Biochemistry and NUS Dept of Biomedical Engineering have discovered that a type of blood cell called a monocyte can be manipulated into a cell type that helps the body to form and maintain new blood vessels that carry oxygen, potentially reducing the risk of health problems in patients.

20 April 2015 | General News

Dr Faizal bin Yahya from the Institute of Policy Studies under the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, has written a new book titled Intraco: Blazing A Trail Overseas For Singapore which analyses Intraco's role in Singapore's economic development.

20 April 2015 | General News

Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, said that Indonesia has an inner resilience that has seen it weather the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98, the 2008 global recession and other smaller economic mishaps, but what it needs to keep growing is more openness to the world.

20 April 2015 | Entrepreneurship

The success rate of local start-ups is on the rise and universities have contributed towards the success of these entrepreneurs. The co-founders of trakomatic and ViSENZE shared of the support that they had received from NUS Enterprise Incubator.

19 April 2015 | Entrepreneurship

Ms Lim Qing Ru, NUS alumna and co-founder of technology company Zopim, became a multi-millionaire overnight when her company, that was supported by NUS Enterprise, was acquired by an American software company.

18 April 2015 | General News

Prof Wang Gungwu, Chairman of the East Asian Institute at NUS, discussed two aspects of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew - his heritage as an overseas Chinese in South-east Asia; and his capacity to learn from history in shaping his ideas on nationhood.