21 July 2019 | General News

Darren Leong lost his mother to cancer nine years ago and barely made it to the Normal (Academic) stream at the Primary School Leaving Examination. But with determination and support from his family, he went on to study Biomedical Science at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and has been accepted to read medicine at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

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21 July 2019 | General News

Lauren Ong, final-year Psychology student from NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences opined that we should view passion as something more fluid in that it gives us leeway to pursue where we can venture in different directions without the pressure of needing to be good at it.


20 July 2019 | General News

Prof C Raja Mohan, Director of the Institute of South Asian Studies at NUS, pointed out that as space-faring countries and tech tycoons become new players in a new space race, the rights to celestial bodies are being questioned.

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19 July 2019 | Research, General News

A study commissioned by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS titled "Cars, Condos and Cai Png: Singaporeans’ Perceptions of Class, Wealth and Status", found that Singaporeans believed that what sets the “high class” and “low class” populations apart are their jobs and income, housing and education levels, as well as whether they consume brands that are associated with either classes. A few also identified language as a signpost of class status.


19 July 2019 | General News

In conjunction with its 50th anniversary celebration, the NUS Malay Language Society launched several new initiatives to improve the quality of its ongoing programmes in preserving Malay language and culture, as well as raising greater student awareness about social issues.

Suria News Online

19 July 2019 | General News

Mr Chua Yeow Hwee, Instructor from the Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, explained how digital banks increase financial inclusion in Singapore, citing three groups of people who can potentially benefit.

The Straits Times

18 July 2019 | Community, General News

Second Minister for Education and Finance Indranee Rajah spoke at a conference organised by the Social Service Research Centre at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences on 18 July 2019. She outlined how the fourth generation of Singapore’s political leaders plan to approach the issue of inequality and social mobility.

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18 July 2019 | Research, General News

NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Dongguk University conducted a study and found that 48.2 per cent of elderly aged above 55 years old who stayed in studio apartments, had symptoms of depression. Compared to divorced and single elderly, widowed elderly had higher chance to encounter depression. Loss of old friends due to death or lack of faith in life also contributed to depression.

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18 July 2019 | Education

Assoc Prof Peter Borschberg from the Dept of History at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences lectured on the waters of 1500s Singapore and its surrounds in a talk organised on 11 July 2019 at Fort Canning Centre under the “Singapore History Series – Seven Centuries in Six Episodes”, as part of the Skills Future Festival in collaboration with the Singapore Bicentennial Office.

The Straits Times

18 July 2019 | Research

Asst Prof Benjamin Tee and his team from the Dept of Materials Science and Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering have invented an artificial nervous system capable of detecting touches more than 1,000 times faster than the human equivalent, paving the way for smarter robots and prosthetic devices that possess a sense of touch.

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