21 February 2015 | Research

Asst Prof Daniel Friess from the Dept of Geography in the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences discussed Singapore's declining coastal ecosystem as a result of urbanisation. He also examined the paradigm of 'ecosystem services' as a way of increasing awareness of the importance of ecosystems, and potentially as a way of quantifying their value economic or otherwise.

21 February 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Derek Heng from the Division of Humanities at Yale-NUS College, and Mr Kwa Chong Guan, Senior Fellow from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at NTU, discussed the 30-year history of archaeological excavations in Singapore and the dilemma of redevelopment or preservation of historic sites.

21 February 2015 | Research

Researchers from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, the University of North Carolina and Vanderbilt University in the United States, have identified a super-potent antibody called 5J7 that can kill the dengue serotype 3 virus - one of the four dengue virus serotypes.

21 February 2015 | Research

Assoc Prof Tan Ern Ser from the Dept of Sociology at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as well as the Social Lab at the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS conducted a study titled 'Class and Social Orientations'. The study found that class is a defining division in Singapore, and that the class a person falls into shapes his attitudes and choices.

21 February 2015 | Education

The Muslim Medicine Outreach Project Committee in NUS supported a sharing programme conducted by the Muslim Healthcare Professionals Association for prospective students who are interested to enter the medical profession.

21 February 2015 | Education

Mr Aslam Shah Iskhandar Shah, a second year NUS student majoring in life sciences emerged as one of the winners in the Social Venture Challenge organised by the Resolution Project, a non-profit organisation based in New York. The winning proposal was that of an online platform called 'One World Media' that aims to unite groups to share ideas online on how to contribute to society.

18 February 2015 | Entrepreneurship

ShopBack, an NUS Enterprise-backed Singapore startup that offers shoppers in Asia cashback when they shop at affiliated online stores, is looking to tap into the $60 million Southeast Asia e-commerce market.

17 February 2015 | General News

Mr Christopher Gee and Dr Yap Mui Teng from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS discussed about the Silver Support Scheme and noted that given Singapore's approach to social welfare, the scheme can be expected to keep to general principles of fairness, efficiency and sustainability.

17 February 2015 | General News

Prof Ivan Png from the NUS Business School and Depts of Economics and Information Systems at NUS discussed about the effectiveness of the Productivity and Innovation Credit.

17 February 2015 | Education, Community

Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen urged young Singaporeans to critically look at some of the ideas that others have for us, because societies are never static. At the dialogue, which was organised by students from the Military Justice Project of the NUS Law Criminal Justice Club and the government feedback unit REACH, Dr Ng also fielded other questions including women doing National Service, under-representation of Malays in the Navy, and the growing trend of social inequality.