13 May 2015 | Education, Research

Students from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine are better prepared to meet the healthcare needs of the elderly, thanks to a curriculum revamp in 2008 which focuses more on geriatric care, in line with the rising population in Singapore. A study NUS Medicine also revealed that students' knowledge of elderly patients and their medical conditions has improved since 2008.

12 May 2015 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, noted that there has been recent debate about whether China will fall into the 'middle-income trap' and discussed how the Chinese economy could implement reforms as it adapts to the 'new normal'.

11 May 2015 | Education, Community

First-year NUS medical student Ms M Premikha, who is motivated in doing well in her studies as well as in giving back to the society, contributes actively to social causes and helping disadvantaged families, foreign workers and the elderly.

10 May 2015 | Education

Volunteers from the Centre for Healthcare Simulation at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine act as patients or family members of patients during simulated training to provide medical students with a more realistic experience of working in a hospital. The training will also help students hone soft skills like verbal communication, body language and eye contact.

10 May 2015 | General News

Dr Lai Ah Eng from the NUS University Scholars' Programme opined that the way forward for mothering and parenting is to be less self-centred and more people-centric, progressive and socially-oriented, inclusive of other parents and guardians and looking out for other children and not just one's own, in a larger social process towards equality and human empowerment.

09 May 2015 | General News

Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, opined that Singaporeans should try to strengthen the fabric of ASEAN, not shoot holes in it, for the country's national interest.

09 May 2015 | General News

Prof Jean Yeung, Director of the Centre for Family and Population Research at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, shared her views in a Supper Club interview on the reasons behind Singapore's low fertility rate, ways in which fathers can get more involved in child-rearing, and single-parent benefits.

09 May 2015 | Research

NUS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Neuroscience Institute on 8 May to research on therapies and technologies for neurological conditions and age-related diseases.

08 May 2015 | General News

Romanian-born artist Delia Prvacki has decided to donate her sculpture A Piece of Sky to NUS, with the exact location of the sculpture to be revealed later.

08 May 2015 | Research

Prof Ng Hwee Tou, Provost's Chair Professor and Vice Dean (Research) from the NUS School of Computing, and his NUS Natural Language Processing team, have developed a grammar checker for the English language that can help learners of English improve their grammar at their own pace.