12 March 2017 | Education

Dr Chen Yu from the Dept of Architecture at NUS School of Design & Environment led 11 students from her department on a trip to China's Fujian province during the recess week in late February 2017 to instill a sense of appreciation of the wonderful buildings built by overseas Chinese.

Lianhe Zaobao

12 March 2017 | Research, General News

This episode explores how an ageing population is re-shaping societies in Japan, Australia, the United States as well as Singapore. It featured a team led by Assoc Prof Yu Haoyong from the Dept of Biomedical Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering, who collaborated with NUH, to design and develop the exoskeleton to help stroke patients with their rehabilitation. Assoc Prof Fung John Chye from the Dept of Architecture at NUS School of Design & Environment, Assoc Prof Gerald Koh from Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Assoc Prof Goh Lee Gan, Professorial Fellow at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine also commented on how well-designed public spaces would encourage the elderly to come out of their house to interact with the community and avoid social isolation; how technology and continuous innovation such as tele-rehabilitation could deliver care and improve lives of the seniors; and to have a correct mindset towards seniors as 80% of them are well and enjoying life respectively.

Channel NewsAsia

11 March 2017 | Education, General News

Mr J.C. Thomas of the Centre for International Law at NUS shared the history of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot which has evolved into an international competition that has benefited law students across the globe. He opined that Americans need to appreciate how the promotion of international law has been instrumental in creating a US-led rules-based international order that has enabled many other countries to develop and prosper and that, in the process, some important American values have become universal.

The Straits Times

11 March 2017 | Community, General News

Prof Chia Kee Seng, Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS opined that the move to raise the legal age for smoking gives a much needed boost to Singapore's efforts at reducing the prevalence of smoking among youths.

Channel NewsAsia Online, 938LIVE Online

10 March 2017 | Research

Duke-NUS Medical School and A*STAR, co-developers of home-grown blood cancer drug ETC-206, hope to start trials on patients who are in the late stages of the cancer in August 2017. The drug, which is orally administered, will be tested on blood cancer patients in groups of three. Clinical trials began in December 2016 and will test up to 34 healthy volunteers.

The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Channel NewsAsia Online

10 March 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Hari Krishna Garg from the Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering shared on the challenges that entrepreneurs face and the skills that they need.


09 March 2017 | General News

A book titled The Asean Miracle: A Catalyst For Peace, was launched on 8 March by Guest-of-Honour Prof Wang Gungwu, Chairman of the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy governing board, together with the authors Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the LKY School and Mr Jeffery Sng, a Southeast Asian historian. The book discusses Asean's achievements and the challenges ahead. Prof Mahbubani also shared in the book that Asean's success in ensuring peace, and economic and socio-political progress, in the world's most diverse region should merit a Nobel Peace Prize as it marks its 50th anniversary this year.

The Straits Times

09 March 2017 | Community

A non-profit organisation launched in 2014 by NUS students and alumni under the guidance of their professors, Bringing Love to Every Single Soul (Bless), was founded by Ms Francesca Wah after she saw the power of a community's resources in 2014 when she tried to raise funds for Children's Day presents. Bless has two other programmes aimed at mobilising community resources to benefit the larger community namely, Bringing Love to Every Small Soul which gifts children from low-income families with essentials and birthday cakes; and Bringing Love to Every Single Stranger which teaches primary school pupils through a values-in-practice programme.

The Straits Times

09 March 2017 | General News

Mr Alex Capri, Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department of Decision Sciences at NUS Business School opined that while Beijing may seem to be pushing its own form of globalisation, such as through the rising levels of Chinese foreign investment and outward­looking ventures such as the grandly named "One Belt, One Road" scheme, this should not be confused with the promotion of an open trading system. He summed up that China undoubtedly has a major role in shaping the next phase of globalisation, but this does not mean that others will toe its line or emulate China's business model. In the near term ­ unless America changes course ­ there simply will be no clear global leader for free trade.

The Business Times

09 March 2017 | General News

Dr Mathew Mathews, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS discussed the recently launched updated edition of the popular book Singapore Eurasians: Memories, Hopes and Dreams. The book which was published by the Eurasian Association and edited by Myrna Braga-Blake, Ann Ebert-Oehlers, and Alexius A Pereira, chronicles Eurasian origins, community life and culture, and profiles Eurasians who have contributed significantly to Singapore’s history.