01 June 2015 | Research, Community

Dr Mathew Mathews from the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS discussed about the transformations in Singapore's family structure, and noted that based on several nationally representative surveys over the years, there is good reason to believe that families in Singapore are strong.

01 June 2015 | General News

Prof Wang Gungwu, Chairman of the East Asian Institute at NUS, discussed how Singapore will fare, as a majority Chinese society in the region, with a China expected to be more assertive in the future.

01 June 2015 | Research

Assoc Prof Li Daiqin from the Dept of Biological Sciences at NUS Faculty of Science found that liphistiid spiders are the only living descendants of an ancient group of spiders, some of which became extinct about 295 million years ago. The findings could help scientists locate other fossils along hypothesised travel routes, which will help in their understanding of the dispersal routes taken by the spiders from Euramerica to Asia.

01 June 2015 | General News

Experts at the 23rd Singapore Economic Roundtable noted that productivity gains should be achieved by enhancing skillsets and driving entrepreneurship, not just among workers but at higher levels of management. The roundtable was jointly organised by the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS and The Business Times.

31 May 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Wong Sin Kiong from the Dept of Chinese Studies at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences discussed the ties that Singapore Chinese business pioneer Mr Lim Nee Soon had with Taiwan.

30 May 2015 | Education

Ms Tan Wen Qi was among 49 students who received their Doctor of Medicine degree at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School's graduation and hooding ceremony on 30 May, along with the School's first batch of eight PhD graduates in integrated biology and medicine.

30 May 2015 | Research, General News

The Centre for Asian Legal Studies at the NUS Faculty of Law organised a conference on 'Judging the Constitution: The Theory and Practice of Constitutional Interpretation in Singapore' which was held on 28 and 29 May 2015. Speaking at the conference, Attorney-General V.K. Rajah highlighted that Singapore's Constitution is not set in stone and can be amended as provided by rules and procedures under the law.

30 May 2015 | Research

Professor Peter Ng, Head of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at NUS, traced the history of the museum's treasured specimens against the backdrop of Singapore's history. Prof Ng opined that the museum is a symbol of the need to appreciate fellow life forms that one shares the earth with. It is also a tool of science, an engine for education, and a means to empower the next generation, so that they do not repeat the environmental sins of their forefathers.

30 May 2015 | General News

About 100 central bank officials, economists and financial market participants attended the second Asian Monetary Policy Forum jointly organised by NUS Business School, Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research, Chicago Booth School of Business and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. In his keynote address, Dr Jacob Wenkel, Chairman of JP Morgan Chase International, cautioned that prolonging ultra-low interest rates would distort the allocation of resources and encourage asset price bubbles.

29 May 2015 | Research

Assoc Prof Ng Teck Khim and a team of scientists from the NUS School of Computing has developed a system based on computer-vision technology to automatically convert videos and photographs into 3D that can be seen from any angle without the need for special glasses. The team has applied this technology to rapid 3D environment modelling, localisation and mapping.