09 July 2015 | General News

Distinguished Visiting Prof Asit K Biswas from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS opined that advances have not been made to significantly reduce the levels of water pollution because of public apathy as well as a lack of political will and sustained media scrutiny. He observed that the growing middle class in countries are demanding better air and water quality and the onus is now on politicians and policy makers to listen and deal with the problems.

08 July 2015 | Education

The NUS Students' University Scholars Club organised the first Asian Undergraduate Summit titled 'Leadership in a Complex World: The Food, Water and Energy Nexus' from 6 to 12 July 2015. The summit brought together industry experts, government agencies and academics and about 100 students from universities in Southeast Asia to discuss issues on resource security and sustainability on a regional scale.

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law, Mr K Shanmugam, discussed Singapore's challenges in finding alternative energy sources and the issue of ASEAN economic integration during a dialogue held at the summit.

08 July 2015 | Research

Assoc Prof Alberto Salvo and Dr He Jiaxiu from the Dept of Economics at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences highlighted their research on the transport policies of the Brazilian city of Sao Paolo to illustrate how transport policy can reduce pollution and improve health.

08 July 2015 | Research

NUS has signed a Master Research Agreement with Sabic to develop chemical processes for energy efficiency, sustainable material solutions and process equipment design. These efforts will eventually lead to materials that can meet the demand for lighter, cleaner and more efficient sustainable solutions.

08 July 2015 | Research, Education

The NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has established a new learning programme called the Global Health and Leadership Track to provide students interested in starting up volunteer projects with the requisite knowledge and guidance. The NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health has also conducted a study to understand the nature and challenges of medical volunteerism.

07 July 2015 | General News

Prof Tommy Koh, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Centre for International Law at NUS, discussed about the refugee crisis and noted that anti-immigrant mood in the world poses challenges for their resettlement and the answer lies in dealing with the problem at source.

07 July 2015 | General News

Prof Asit K Biswas and Dr Cecilia Tortajada from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS discussed the challenges in formulating and implementing policies on food, energy and water sectors that are properly coordinated to be provided to 2.3 billion new inhabitants by 2050.

07 July 2015 | General News

Prof Michael Frese from the NUS Business School shared insights on error management culture, and discussed six reasons why having an effective error management culture can improve an organisation's capacity for innovation.

07 July 2015 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, examined the relationship between China's constitution, legal regime and the rule of law.

06 July 2015 | Education

NUS kicked off the celebration of the achievements of 10,219 graduates from the Class of 2015 with the Main Commencement Ceremony, which was held on 6 July 2015. This year, which is also the University's 110th year of founding, NUS conferred honorary degrees on three eminent individuals - Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, Prof Saw Swee Hock and Sir Richard Brook Sykes - for their outstanding contributions to Singapore and the community. His Excellency Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore and NUS Chancellor, presided over the Main Commencement Ceremony.