10 April 2017 | General News

A consortium led by ST Kinetics will launch two autonomous public buses by October 2020. The Singapore Autonomous Vehicles Consortium, which includes NUS, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, SUTD, NTU and SIT, expects to unveil a prototype by early next year. It will also launch four driverless on-demand minibuses on Sentosa in 2018.

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10 April 2017 | General News

Mr Prabhu Thevaraj, a second-year student at NUS Faculty of Law, received a pro bono award for his team's effort in increasing the public’s awareness of the Syariah law in Singapore. Their initiative is supported by NUS Pro Bono Group, NUS Muslim Society and IRP Law Group. The team also wrote a book titled 'Navigating Syariah Law in Singapore'.

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09 April 2017 | Education

A master’s degree from NUS-ISS opens up opportunities in the fields of analytics and intelligent systems for Mr Jinson Xu Guangzu. He pursued the part-time programme at NUS-ISS and received a Master of Technology in Knowledge Engineering (MTech KE). Mr Xu said the course helped to broaden and deepen his knowledge of analytics, which is useful in his work. He also noted that operationalised knowledge-based systems is the main objective of the MTech KE course which sets it apart from other similar programmes.

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09 April 2017 | Education

NUS Business School undergraduate Ms Rafikah Halim and her team beat hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world to win the API World Hackathon at Silicon Valley in the US last year. They developed an application called Kingfashion that changed the experience of shopping online to a game-like experience. Rafikah, who was with the NUS Overseas Colleges programme, worked at software development company Stellar Loyalty. She said her experience in Silicon Valley had inspired her to always challenge herself.

Berita Minggu

09 April 2017 | Education

Mr H Ahamed Marzouq, an NUS Business School student, has travelled to Hong Kong, New Zealand, Denmark, Holland and Serbia to represent Singapore on case solving competitions. Last year, he and his team won the HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition. They were also the world champions in the International Belgrade Business Case Competition. Ahamed said he chose NUS Business School because it provided him with the opportunity to expand his network overseas through international case competitions and exchange programmes.

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08 April 2017 | Education

The NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the National Gallery Singapore have collaborated to offer a new Minor in Art History. The programme is taught by NUS faculty and practicing curators from the Gallery. Under the Minor, students will learn how to read, analyse and interpret artworks and their historical context. They will also be exposed to modules such as museum curating and Southeast Asian art history.

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08 April 2017 | Research

Dr Carol Soon of the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS noted various studies have shown that campaigns which enjoy greater success tend to have messages that their target audience can identify with. She also shared that the ability to communicate an issue in a way that speaks to different audience is key.

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08 April 2017 | Research, Community

Architect Mr Tomoshisa Miyauchi of the Dept of Architecture at NUS School of Design and Environment; art educator Mr Tamae Iwasaki; and fine art printer Mr Eitaro Ogawa photographed 118 households over three years to show how each owner put his own spin on the interiors. The project resulted in a 680-page photography book HDB: Homes of Singapore, which showcased the everyday lives of Singaporeans in their HDB flats.

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07 April 2017 | Research

In the first conducted study of dipterocarp fruit production in Singapore, researchers from NUS have found that one-third of the seeds produced by four species of dipterocarp trees in Singapore’s nature reserves did not germinate. This has led to fragmented forests, and the NUS research suggests that it could be because of this that many of the dipterocarp seeds are not actually viable.

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07 April 2017 | Research

Ms Nisha Rafiq, a PhD candidate with the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore (MBI) at NUS, has created an image of nine colour combinations that artistically show a podosome-forming immune cell viewed under a super-resolution microscope. The image was created as part of a study by MBI researchers into how podosome formation is controlled by a protein known as Arf1.

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