19 October 2015 | Research

The South Asian Studies Programme at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has collaborated with the University of Toronto to organise a conference where 27 academics presented their papers addressing various issues pertaining to the Tamil community at large.

18 October 2015 | Education

Dr Shahzad Nasim, Group Executive Chairman of Meinhardt (Singapore) Pte Ltd and Mr Seah Cheng San, Director of 3 Fleur Pte Ltd were conferred the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award and the Englneering Alumni Service Honours respectively, at the NUS Engineering 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner. In his opening address at the event, Professor Chua Kee Chaing, Dean of NUS Engineering highlighted that they have been ranked within the world's top 10 by The Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds. He added that one of its pioneer departments, Civil Engineering jumped from 7th position in 2014 to 3rd this year, which is the highest ranking achieved so far by an NUS Engineering discipline.

18 October 2015 | Community

More than 50 youths have attended Bicara Siswa, a talk organised by the NUS Malay Studies Society and the NUS Malay Language Society. Themed Youth, Religion and Community Development, the event brought about a lively discussion on the progress and future of the local Malay community.

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17 October 2015 | Community

Some 1,500 people participated in the free health and dental screenings at the annual student-led Public Health Service event organised by NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health, graced the event as its Guest-of-Honour.

16 October 2015 | Research

Prof Ho Teck Hua, NUS Deputy President (Research & Technology), shared that the University is creating a new smart nation research cluster, bringing together researchers from different disciplines, to speed up Singapore's drive down the information superhighway. The new research cluster will be launched early next year, and will involve more than 50 researchers.

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16 October 2015 | General News

Distinguished Visiting Prof Asit K. Biswas, Dr Cecilia Tortajada, both from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, and Matthew Kastner, a graduate student at NUS, discussed about the two-fold food waste problem in Singapore, where too much food is wasted, and too little of the waste is recycled.

16 October 2015 | General News

Prof Kulwant Singh, Prof Andrew Delios, and Assoc Prof Ang Swee Hoon from the NUS Business School discussed about the lessons that start-ups can learn from Rovio, the Finland-based start-up behind Angry Birds, to avoid the one­hit­wonder syndrome.

16 October 2015 | General News

Dr Lu Ding from the East Asian Institute at NUS opined that China will not lose out in international economic competition despite Western media claims that the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact would isolate China and put it at an economic disadvantage.

15 October 2015 | General News

Asst Prof Irene E. de Pater from NUS Business School opined that managers must overcome supervisory gender biases and should be encouraged to assign challenging work equally to their male and female subordinates. Women should also be made aware of their propensity to take up less challenging tasks, and the adverse consequences these have on their careers.

15 October 2015 | General News

Prof Sumit Agarwal, Vice Dean (PhD & Research) and Low Tuck Kwong Professor at the NUS Business School, discussed how real estate agents in Singapore tend to exploit their knowledge advantage for their own interests. However, with so much information now available on the Internet about properties and previous transactions, this information advantage will be eroded.