29 October 2018 | General News

NUS Chairman Mr Hsieh Fu Hua was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for shaping the National Gallery Singapore at the National Day Awards ceremony on 28 October 2018 at the Institute of Technical Education College Central. He was one of 518 recipients conferred awards by President Halimah Yacob, with former president Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam heading the list. Dr Tan received the nation’s highest civilian honour – the Order of Temasek (First Class) – “for his lifetime dedication to public service and his stellar service to his people and country”. NUS’ former chairman Mr Wong Ngit Liong was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

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29 October 2018 | General News

NUS undergraduate Gary Lau, who started and ran a free tuition service for disadvantaged children called Happy Children Happy Future, was supportive of the Government’s move to set up an inter-agency task force to study the underlying causes of why some children fall behind in school. Mr Lau had faced adversity in his youth and agreed that the key to helping children who fall behind is to go beyond the academic aspect.

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28 October 2018 | Research

A team headed by veteran archaeologist Prof John Miksic from the Dept of Southeast Asian Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Assoc Prof Goh Geok Yian from NTU, has found a rare piece of Thai ceramic at a site at Fort Canning Park. Prof Miksic said that the latest discovery points to interactions between Temasek, as Singapore was once known, and Thailand in the 14th century.

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28 October 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof Nitin Pangakar of the Dept of Strategy and Policy at NUS Business School opined that in the short term, there will be a proliferation of services under the Grab umbrella brands, but in the long run, we will see a more focused approach where selected services that are synergistic and high potential will be offered under the app.

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27 October 2018 | General News

Mr Pranay Gupta, Research Consultant at the Centre for Asset Management Research and Investments at NUS Business School noted that the scale of change that blockchain will bring is underestimated by us all – individuals and businesses alike.

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26 October 2018 | Research

Assoc Prof Zhang Yan from the Dept of Marketing at NUS Business School discussed a study by the School and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, which analysed whether giving rewards gradually would engage people more than giving the same rewards all at once.

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25 October 2018 | General News

At a dialogue to mark the 30th anniversary of the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS on 25 October 2018, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said the way for Singapore to tackle income inequality is to ensure that everyone, including those in the broad middle, continues to progress and be better off.

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25 October 2018 | Research

NUS and Applied Materials have jointly established the Applied Materials-NUS Advanced Materials Corporate Lab, supported by the National Research Foundation. This S$70 million collaboration will focus on research and development with the aim of developing and quickly commercialising innovative materials for manufacturing next-generation semiconductors.

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25 October 2018 | Entrepreneurship

Yogyakarta and Bandung in Indonesia have been added to the BLOCK71 initiative spearheaded by NUS Enterprise. BLOCK71 Yogyakarta and BLOCK71 Bandung were set up in partnership with Salim Group.

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25 October 2018 | Research

A research team led by Prof Liu Xiaogang from the Dept of Chemistry at NUS Faculty of Science has developed nanocrystals that are more sensitive to X-rays than the traditional crystals used in X-ray machines. 

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