14 April 2015 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, discussed the implications of the rise of the National Front, an economically protectionist, socially conservative and nationalist political party in France, which is now a major political force in the country.

13 April 2015 | Education

The 'Surprising Science' workshops series, a collaboration between the NUS Faculty of Science and Dow Chemical Pacific (Singapore) Pte Ltd, was developed by the Science Demonstration Laboratory at NUS, together with scientists and engineers from Dow Singapore. It comprised of interactive experiments for participants to learn about the role of science in the production of daily products that are often taken for granted.

13 April 2015 | General News

Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, who spoke at the inaugural forum organised by the Longus Institute for Development and Strategy, said China can counter the Western media's negative portrayal of it as an angry dragon about to swallow up the world by showing itself to be a responsible defender of global institutions. He added that this is needed as such a negative image of the world's No. 2 power is detrimental to the relative calm in its relations with the top global power, the United States.

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.