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.

11 April 2015 | General News

Prof Asit K. Biswas, Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, and Mr Julian Kirchherr, doctoral researcher from the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford discussed the absence of professors from shaping public debates and policies and how the problem seems to have exacerbated in recent years, particularly in social sciences.

11 April 2015 | Research

Prof Tazeen Jafar from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, led a study on 500 local university students which revealed that the more often one eats out, the higher the chances of developing high blood pressure, as food cooked outside is often higher in fat and salt.

10 April 2015 | General News

Mr Ho Kwon Ping, NUS Institute of Policy Study's first S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore, observed that Singapore in the next 50 years will be increasingly diverse in ways that run up against rigid expectations of racial and social attitudes. Mr Ho noted that Singapore's challenge is to embrace this diversity as its strength and as an integral part of itself.

10 April 2015 | Research

The Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI) at NUS has embarked on a study since December 2014 to identify microalgae species found in Singapore waters and the findings could help reduce the impact of algae blooms on fish stocks.

09 April 2015 | Research, General News

The Institute of Policy Studies at NUS appointed Mr Bilahari Kausikan, Ambassador-at-Large in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as the 2015/16 S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore. Mr Kausikan will pursue research related to public policy and governance in Singapore, and give a series of IPS-Nathan Lectures over the course of the 2015/2016 academic year.

08 April 2015 | General News

The Governance Evaluation for Mid and Small Caps (Gems), a new rating benchmark for Singapore-listed SMEs, is a collaboration between Sias and Saicsa, together with governance expert Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from NUS Business School as the project advisor.

08 April 2015 | Research

Dr Eric Fesselmeyer, Assoc Prof Liu Haoming and Assoc Prof Alberto Salvo from NUS Dept of Economics discussed how governments estimate the impact of costs and benefits of strategies to reduce carbon in climate change. The authors also shared findings from their study which focused on how Singapore's property market can provide a guide on discounting future benefits at a lower rate than currently adopted in many policy circles.

08 April 2015 | Education, General News

The NUS Students' Political Association organised a forum themed 'Conversation with Leaders of Tomorrow A Matter of Degree' with the People's Association Youth Movement and NTU Current Affairs Society on 7 April. Senior Minister for Law and Education Ms Indranee Rajah graced the forum, which attracted more than 400 youth leaders.