24 February 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Tan Khee Giap and Ms Suo Haoran of the Asia Competitiveness Institute from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS discussed Singapore's Budget 2015, its inclusiveness and the inevitable trade-offs.

24 February 2015 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, noted that China has entered into a new phase of reform and development following the decisions passed at the Third and Fourth Plenary Sessions of the Chinese Communist Party.

23 February 2015 | General News

Dr Navin Rajagobal, Director, Faculty Affairs, at Yale-NUS College, opined that Singapore should remember the 1603 attack of Santa Catarina, a Portuguese merchant ship, by the Netherlands that took place just off Changi, since it spurred the development of international law.

23 February 2015 | Research, General News

More than 500,000 lots of specimens were moved as the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at NUS prepares to open its doors in April 2015. The Museum will be a treasure trove of the region's rich natural heritage, housing animal specimens and fossils from the vaults of the former Raffles Museum, which dates back to 1849.

22 February 2015 | Entrepreneurship

Five start-ups that were founded by alumni of the NUS Overseas Colleges programme - Zopim, SGE, Techsailor, Peekspy and tenCubeare among the 35 Singapore start-ups which have been acquired for a total of US$530 million since 2008.

21 February 2015 | General News

Prof Tan Chorh Chuan, NUS President and Chairman of the CPF Advisory Panel discussed the Panel's recommendations concerning changes to the CPF that were accepted in February 2015.

21 February 2015 | Education, Community

The Innocence Project, a student initiative set up by NUS law students in April 2013 to investigate claims of wrongful criminal conviction, had a first successful outcome when a jailed man was cleared of drug consumption in 2014. The project has received 34 applications to re-examine cases in 2014, a five-fold jump compared with the seven it had received in 2013.

21 February 2015 | General News

Prof Tommy Koh, Special Adviser to the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, discussed Singapore's state of religious harmony, which has come about as a result of conscious policy, laws and institutions.

21 February 2015 | Research

Asst Prof Daniel Friess from the Dept of Geography in the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences discussed Singapore's declining coastal ecosystem as a result of urbanisation. He also examined the paradigm of 'ecosystem services' as a way of increasing awareness of the importance of ecosystems, and potentially as a way of quantifying their value economic or otherwise.

21 February 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Derek Heng from the Division of Humanities at Yale-NUS College, and Mr Kwa Chong Guan, Senior Fellow from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at NTU, discussed the 30-year history of archaeological excavations in Singapore and the dilemma of redevelopment or preservation of historic sites.