24 April 2015 | Research, Community

The Social Service Research Centre, which is under the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, was launched by Emeritus Senior Minister Mr Goh Chok Tong on 24 April 2015. The Centre, led by Professor Paul Cheung and Associate Professor Irene Ng from the NUS Dept of Social Work, will focus for now on low-wage workers, children, youth and seniors from low-income families.

24 April 2015 | General News

Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, opined that how the world, especially America, reacts to China's rise will help to influence China's behaviour in the future.

24 April 2015 | General News

Prof Asit K. Biswas and Mr Kris Hartley from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, discussed about the post-Ebola reforms by the World Health Organisation (WHO). They highlighted that a global response system is a fundamentally collaborative effort and nations must rally around a shared sense of responsibility for human life.

24 April 2015 | General News

The new book titled 'Tall Tales and Misadventures of a Young Westernized Oriental Gentleman', which was published posthumously by Ridge Books of NUS Press, documented the student days of Mr Goh Poh Seng, one of Singapore's literary pioneers, in 1950s Ireland.

24 April 2015 | Education

Yale-NUS student Ms Saza Faradilla has pioneered KidsAccomplish, an enrichment programme for upper primary school students that aims to develop holistic and curious youths who possess social and international awareness. She also shared of her passion to improve the perceptions of the Malay community

23 April 2015 | Research

A team from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS found that dengue-infected cells can be destroyed and prevented from multiplying by a type of white blood cell called T lymphocyte (T cell). This finding could pave the way for an effective vaccine against the dengue virus.

23 April 2015 | General News

Dr Chiang Min-Hua from the East Asian Institute at NUS opined that it is still premature to decide if the Asian Investment Infrastructure Bank (AIIB) will be a success and observed that the active participation of countries in the AIIB signals the need for the US to adapt to the rise of a new multilateral system.

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.