30 April 2015 | Education, General News

Mr Clarence Lee Zheng Le, a Master's student at NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, held his debut solo piano recital titled 'Passion and Poetry' at the Victoria Concert Hall on 2 May 2015. The recital is part of the renewed Young Virtuoso Recital Series, which celebrates young Singaporean pianists and composers and provides them with a platform to showcase their talent in a full-length recital.

30 April 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Lawrence Loh, Deputy Head of the Department of Strategy and Policy at the NUS Business School, discussed about whistle-blowing which exposes allegedly dubious business practices and lapses in corporate governance.

30 April 2015 | General News

Prof Martin Jacques, Visiting Professor with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS and author of When China Rules The World, discussed his views on China's rise. He noted that China has shown enormous capacity for reform in the past three decades without the need to move towards a Western-style system a point greatly underestimated by the West.

29 April 2015 | Education

NUS President Prof Tan Chorh Chuan shared about the country's evolving higher education landscape over the years, the challenges in recruiting the best students and faculty, and what he hopes to see in Singapore's university education scene in the coming decade.

29 April 2015 | Education

According to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject, NUS is placed third in the world for civil and structural engineering and fifth in the world for Chemical Engineering. NUS has nine other subjects, including material science, chemistry, biological sciences and geography, that made the global top 10. The University, which is the best-performing Asian university, is also ranked as Asia's best across 21 subjects.

29 April 2015 | Education, General News

NUS and the University of Malaya (UM) celebrated its long history of close ties with the 48th edition of the UM-NUS Inter-University Tunku Chancellor Golf Tournament 2015. An official dinner, hosted by NUS Chancellor, His Excellency President Tony Tan, was held at the Istana in the evening. NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan; UM Chancellor, His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, the Sultan of Perak; and UM Vice Chancellor, Professor Dato' Dr Mohd Amin Jalaludin attended the official dinner.

29 April 2015 | Research, General News

Prof Jonathan Rigg from the Dept of Geography at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, as well as Ms Hanna Ruszczyk, and Ms Katie Oven, who are from Durham University in the United Kingdom, noted that even after the major earthquake that occurred in Nepal on 25 April 2015, there will be many who will see the country's major challenges as developmental. The authors opined that integrating disaster preparedness into the mainstream of government and development work will only be slightly easier than it was before the earthquake.

28 April 2015 | Research

A new research centre under the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences "Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR)" was launched by Ms Grace Fu, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, on 28 April 2015. CFPR, which is helmed by Prof Jean Yeung from the Dept of Sociology, will focus on research in areas such as managing family stress, fertility, ageing and health.

28 April 2015 | Research, General News

The flash estimates of the Singapore Residential Price Index, which is compiled by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, revealed that prices of completed private non-landed homes rose by a slight 0.2 per cent in March over February, on average, the first increase since last October.

28 April 2015 | Entrepreneurship

The Innovfest Unbound Festival 2015, jointly organised by NUS Enterprise and AcreWhite, opened with a keynote panel discussion titled 'Global Innovation: Singapore and the World'. The panel discussion featured prominent speakers such as Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, the Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation initiative, and NUS President Prof Tan Chorh Chuan. They discussed the need for start-ups to have actionable ideas and vision, as well as Singapore's suitability as a place for innovation.

NUS Enterprise and Access Health also launched a tech accelerator called Modern Ageing at Innovfest. The initiative is aimed at developing services for healthcare firms and organisations catering for retirees.