27 December 2019 | Education, General News

Students from the Environmental Studies Programme at Yale-NUS College who are part of the urban farming society plant and harvest a batch of vegetables at their campus farm every semester. The society aims to grow organic vegetables, promote the concepts of urban farming and organic food, as well as reduce the amount of waste created during the process of food transportation.

Lianhe Zaobao

26 December 2019 | Research

Dr Adrian W J Kuah, Director of the Futures Office at NUS noted that we have persisted in making predictions of the future through scenarios planning though they create a false sense of security and precision. He suggested that the scenarios, the stories we write about possible future states of the world, be used as learning spaces, and added that these stories, in a sense, teach us about our present hopes and fears, our values and our blind-spots.

TODAY

25 December 2019 | General News

BLOCK71 is located at LaunchPad @ one-north, which houses 800 start-ups and 50 enablers. Among the start-ups that have thrived with the growth of the hub is igloohome, a smart lock company which started out with four seats within NUS Enterprise’s premises at BLOCK71 in 2015.

The Straits Times

24 December 2019 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian from the East Asian Institute at NUS discussed his thoughts about 2019, from the social protest movements happening all over the world based on politics, religion or social division to other developments. He added that historically, no country is immune to change, and it is now likely to be the beginning of a new era of the Darwinian survival of the fittest.

Lianhe Zaobao

24 December 2019 | General News

NUS Business School students Ang Kang Jie, Adam Choy Ting Weng, Goh Kai Xuan and Chuang Kai Ting discussed how Nature Landscapes keeps its competitive edge through digital transformation and innovation in horticulture.

The Business Times

23 December 2019 | Research

A research co-led by Dr Andie Ang of the Evolutionary Biology Laboratory at the Dept of Biological Sciences at NUS Faculty of Science showed that the black-and-white Raffles’ banded langur, is not only critically endangered in Singapore, it may be threatened with extinction globally too.

The Straits Times

23 December 2019 | Education, Research

Prof Thirumalai Venky Venkatesan and Dr Hariom Jani of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative at NUS have found a way to make abstract concepts in quantum mechanics and nuclear physics more “real” at a low cost for junior college students. In the past three years, they developed experimental set-ups, made at a fraction of their typical costs, using locally sourced materials and different vendors, with the support of the Ministry of Education.

The Straits Times

23 December 2019 | General News

Asst Prof Angel Hsu of Yale-NUS College opined that instead of banking on the petroleum industry in a carbon constrained future, Singapore should refine its comparative advantage in developing, financing, and diffusing solutions for a clean energy future.

CNA Online

23 December 2019 | General News

Dr Yu Hong of the Institute of East Asian Studies at NUS noted that due to its lack of capital and technological strength, Vietnam needs to attract foreign funds and, hence, has become an important node in China’s promotion of the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative.

Lianhe Zaobao

22 December 2019 | Community

Braving freezing temperatures, a group of NUS Business School students trekked up to the Mount Everest base camp in order to raise awareness of suicide as a mental health issue, and to raise funds for the Samaritans of Singapore.

The Sunday Times