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Family and friends raise funds in honour of the late distinguished NUS alumnus Mr Wong Ah Long

Alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the National University of Singapore (NUS) have come together to raise funds to honour the late Mr Wong Ah Long, a former member of the NUS Board of Trustees, a distinguished alumnus and an active member of the NUS community. The gifts will perpetuate Mr Wong’s belief in education and helping students in financial need by supporting bursaries, which will be named after Mr Wong.

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Alibaba Cloud, NUS, and EZ-Link Collaborate to Advance Singapore’s Digital Economy

The National University of Singapore, Alibaba Cloud, and EZ-Link, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate and boost Singapore’s smart computing and data-driven capabilities. The collaboration between the three organisations will bolster the University’s data science curriculum and pave the way for data analytics research with EZ-Link.

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NUS appoints new Dean for Arts and Social Sciences

NUS will be appointing Professor Robbie Goh, from the Department of English Language and Literature, as the new Dean of the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Professor Brenda Yeoh, who has served as the faculty’s Dean since January 2010, will be appointed as Vice Provost (Graduate Education) at NUS.

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Sand absorbs high-speed ballistic impact better than steel: NUS study

A study led by Assistant Professor Darren Chian Siau Chen from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Engineering has found that when a projectile is fired at a sand block at high speed, it absorbs more than 85 per cent of the energy exerted against it. This ability to resist the impact increases with the speed of the projectile, even at high velocities.

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Discovery by NUS researchers suggests new possibility in treating aggressive ovarian cancer

A study led by Dr Ruby Huang, Principal Investigator at Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore, has identified a molecule called AXL which is found to trigger the spread of an aggressive form of ovarian cancer called the Mes subtype. This recent discovery may lead to a new treatment strategy for these patients.

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NRF announces award of seven research projects under the marine science research and development programme

The National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore has awarded seven projects under the national Marine Science Research and Development Programme (MSRDP) in areas including the resilience of coral reefs, ecological engineering of sea walls, and developing tropical model marine organisms for experimental marine science. MSRDP, which is managed by the National University of Singapore, aims to strengthen Singapore’s long-term marine science research capabilities.

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