Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, shared his feelings on hearing that his daughter donated her bone marrow to a stranger.
The Bizad Charity Run, an annual event organised by the NUS Business School, has raised more than $140,000 for students of Assumption Pathway School and financially needy NUS business undergraduates.
Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, spoke at the 'East Asia Outlook 2015' forum organised by the Institute. He noted that China has entered the "Xi Jinping era" and that new models of reform and development are currently in place.
Over 100 students who participated in the NUS School of Computing Camp 2015 were given the opportunity to try out sepak takraw as part of the efforts by the Singapore Sepak Takraw Federation to promote the traditional sport in light of the upcoming SEA Games.
NUS undergraduate Ms Carol Cheng picked up an award at the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) Excel Fest for her invention of mobile phone application Speed Photofit, which allows witnesses of crimes to create a rough sketch of suspects on their phones and send it to the police.
Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, opined that there is an extraordinary consensus among East Asian leaders that Asia needs to use this window of opportunity to focus on economic development and growth, and that engaging in war would derail their enormous development promise.
Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the NUS Business School identified four phases of the governance journey "Awakening, Awareness, Compliance, and performance " noting that most companies and boards have not moved beyond mere compliance.
Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, observed that even as China brings about its own sustainable development, it is well-placed to bring developing countries beyond the structural imbalances that characterise the current global economy.
Assoc Prof Qian Zhou from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at NUS, who is also the chair of the Singapore International Violin Competition, shared her memories of competing, the influential people who helped her in her career, her relationship with her parents, her life in the United States while studying at the Baltimore's Peabody Conservatory and her solo career.
Assoc Prof Ang Swee Hoon from the NUS Dept of Marketing shared her views on bringing the classroom to the business world and this includes getting students to relate to the business community through solving real¬-world cases in competitions.