13 April 2015 | General News

Mr Ho Kwon Ping, the first S R Nathan Fellow from the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, discussed about the national identity and noted that the Singapore identity can be based on diversity, and yet be cohesive.

13 April 2015 | General News

Prof Asit Biswas and Dr Cecilia Tortajada from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS noted that the world is not facing a water crisis because of scarcity of the resource, but due to a serious crisis in water management.

12 April 2015 | Education

Figures from the National Organ Transplant Unit have shown that more people have pledged their bodies to be used for medical teaching and research in the last three years. The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine received 14 pledged bodies and another eight which were unclaimed in 2014, and the School hopes for at least 20 cadavers each year.

12 April 2015 | General News

The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at NUS has commissioned a book, titled 'Of Whales and Dinosaur-'The Story of Singapore's Natural History Museum', which looks at how the new museum came into being.

12 April 2015 | General News

Local historian Mr Han Tan Juan tracks the events that led to the merger of University of Singapore and Nanyang University in April 1980 to form the National University of Singapore.

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11 April 2015 | Research

A team led by Asst Prof Ren Hongliang from the NUS Dept of Biomedical Engineering has developed a tubular robotic system for minimally invasive surgical procedures. This robotic system is among the 23 innovations which are featured at the NUS Science & Technology exhibition at the University Cultural Centre.

NUS President Prof Tan Chorh Chuan said in his speech at the launch on 9 April that visitors will get to view many innovative technologies and inventions at the exhibition, and that the University is proud that many of these have effectively addressed problems.

11 April 2015 | General News

Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, used the metaphor of a cathedral to describe where Singapore is in the process of its nation-building. He opined that if we are going to continue succeeding in building a great Singapore nation over the next 50 years, we have to give No. 1 priority to injecting more beauty into Singapore.

11 April 2015 | General News

Prof Asit K. Biswas, Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, and Mr Julian Kirchherr, doctoral researcher from the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford discussed the absence of professors from shaping public debates and policies and how the problem seems to have exacerbated in recent years, particularly in social sciences.

11 April 2015 | Research

Prof Tazeen Jafar from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, led a study on 500 local university students which revealed that the more often one eats out, the higher the chances of developing high blood pressure, as food cooked outside is often higher in fat and salt.

10 April 2015 | General News

Mr Ho Kwon Ping, NUS Institute of Policy Study's first S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore, observed that Singapore in the next 50 years will be increasingly diverse in ways that run up against rigid expectations of racial and social attitudes. Mr Ho noted that Singapore's challenge is to embrace this diversity as its strength and as an integral part of itself.