06 November 2019 | Education, Research

NUS School of Computing has teamed up with global payments firm Ripple to help expand Singapore’s financial technology (fintech) sector. On 6 Nov 2019, they unveiled a fintech lab that will bring together academia and industry to develop talent in the sector.

The Business Times Online, Money 89.3FM, The Straits Times

06 November 2019 | Research, General News

A game “CogoLand”, developed by Neeuro, to help children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, allows them to be treated at home with existing medications or behavioural therapies. The company has adopted the Brain Computer Interface technology developed by A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research. The trial programme was initiated by Duke-NUS Medical School and the Institute of Mental Health.

Lianhe Zaobao

06 November 2019 | Research, General News

A global research team led by scientists from Singapore and the US – including scientists and clinicians from Duke-NUS Medical School had discovered new evidence that there is an underlying link between degeneration of the eye and the brain. Genetic variation at a beta-amyloid gene was significantly associated with increased risk of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, the most common form of glaucoma and the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.

Oli 96.8FM

05 November 2019 | General News

The State Courts has signed memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with the law schools of NUS, SMU and SUSS. The MOU with NUS Faculty of Law formalised the Clinical Clerkship Programme that was piloted in 2017 to give law students the opportunity to experience judicial work.

The Straits Times

05 November 2019 | General News

NUS Business School students Lexus Lee Zong Han, Tan Bao Cherng Darren, Too Fang Jing and Vighnesh Ramesh Iyer noted that home-grown bunker trading company Sing Fuels’ initial foray as a broker, allowed it to build a solid customer base and operational experience, paving the way for its transition to the more challenging role in bunker trading.

The Business Times

05 November 2019 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian from the East Asian Institute at NUS opined that the growing popularity of cultural self-confidence in China appears to be an acceleration of westernisation in practice. He expressed concern that China would not be able to develop its own “political imagination” if the practice and belief are not aligned.

Lianhe Zaobao

05 November 2019 | Education

Since its establishment in 2002, over 3,300 students have taken part, and the NUS Overseas Colleges programme has now produced some of Singapore’s most prominent young entrepreneurs who have founded multimillion-dollar companies.

TODAY

04 November 2019 | General News

The National Dental Research Institute Singapore (NDRIS) has been set up to address the country’s growing oral health issues. The new dental research institute, a collaboration between the National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS) and SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, will tap NDCS’ clinical and research capabilities and partnerships with other academic and research institutions.

8world, The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, and more

04 November 2019 | General News

Marine biologist and NUS Science alumna Dr Neo Mei Lin; Bringing Love to Every Single Soul founder and NUS Arts and Social Sciences alumna Ms Francesca Wah; and world-renowned conductor and NUS Music alumnus Mr Wong Kah Chun were conferred the Singapore Youth Award, and honoured for excelling in their fields and demonstrating a strong passion for making a difference in the community.

The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, The New Paper Online

03 November 2019 | General News

Dr Zhang Weina, Senior Lecturer from the Dept of Finance at NUS Business School explained what foreign exchange risk hedging refers to and its importance in grappling supply and demand domestically, as well as from abroad.

The Sunday Times