26 April 2018 | General News, Research

An online database hosted by the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at NUS has collated over 11,200 entries of plants, animals and fungi found in Singapore. Most entries in the database – called Biodiversity of Singapore – provide at least a name and a photograph of each species.

The Straits Times

26 April 2018 | General News, Research

An 11-member team from Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and Thailand, led by Professor Patrick Tan from Duke-NUS Medical School, has found that many Asian cancers could be linked to specific exposures and environmental agents such as bacteria, viruses and toxins. The work made them the first Asian team to receive the prestigious American Association for Cancer Research Team Science Award earlier this month.

The Straits Times

26 April 2018 | General News, Research

A team led by Assoc Prof Daniel Friess from the Dept of Geography at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences made use of the concept called ecosystem services to examine how mangroves benefit people. The team hopes that the findings can justify the conservation of mangroves.

The Straits Times

26 April 2018 | Community

The Dept of Chinese Studies at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre to launch a series of events aimed at promoting Singapore Chinese culture in the next two years.

Lianhe Zaobao

26 April 2018 | General News

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed seven agreements with local and international partners at the Singapore Maritime Technology Conference. The agreements included a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between NUS Enterprise and PortXL to develop the Maritime Innovation Ecosystem of Singapore and another MOU between MPA, Keppel Offshore & Marine and the Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore to develop autonomous vessels.

Lianhe Zaobao, Berita Harian

26 April 2018 | General News

Mr Hadi Osni, who is currently pursuing a PhD in Architecture, is working on his thesis on the Baweanese diaspora community from an architectural perspective – a postgraduate field yet to be explored by researchers here. Mr Hadi, who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from NUS last August is passionate about his research on the Baweanese diaspora community in the region.

Berita Harian

25 April 2018 | Education, General News

Professor Danny Quah has been appointed Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy from 1 May 2018, while Associate Professor Chong Yap Seng will be Dean of NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine from 1 January 2019.

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25 April 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof Wang Jiangyu from NUS Faculty of Law discussed Sino-US relations at the current juncture, noting that a cold war is unlikely to erupt between China and the US in the foreseeable future.

Lianhe Zaobao

24 April 2018 | General News

Dr Adrian W J Kuah, Senior Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS noted that the network and surveillance technologies that underlie the Smart Nation’s smart lamp post, and other similar initiatives elsewhere, constitute a double-edged sword.

The Straits Times

24 April 2018 | General News

Mr Shahid Javed Burki, Visiting Senior Research Fellow from the Institute of South Asian Studies at NUS pointed out that to please his constituency – the disenfranchised low-income, non-college educated whites – US President Donald Trump has already rolled back progress made on trade and migration and made the world less stable.

The Business Times