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2020
27
November
2020
| 09:18 Europe/Amsterdam
In between sips of coffee one morning, Professor Sow Chorng Haur contemplated how to better engage his physics students, who were often glued to their devices.Two hours later, inspiration struck. He began working on “The Physics Professor’s Suitcase ...
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27
November
2020
| 04:55 Europe/Amsterdam
Detailed risk management, long-term planning, financial soundness and environmental sustainability – these are some of the key strategies to build resilience in universities, according to NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye.These measures are all th...
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27
November
2020
| 03:00 Europe/Amsterdam
The following letter was sent to the Class of 2020 by NUS President, Professor Tan Eng Chye....
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20
November
2020
| 07:35 Europe/Amsterdam
The NUS School of Design and Environment 4 (SDE4) is the first building in Southeast Asia to be awarded the stringent Zero Energy Certification by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), one of the world’s most prestigious sustainability or...
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19
November
2020
| 05:13 Europe/Amsterdam
“When you educate a girl, you educate a nation.” This well-known African proverb was what prompted Associate Professor Tan Lai Yong, NUS College of Alice & Peter Tan (CAPT) Director for Outreach and Community Engagement, and others at the College to ...
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12
November
2020
| 03:07 Europe/Amsterdam
Food insecurity was an issue that NUS Business School Year 3 student Katrina Lee witnessed firsthand when she volunteered with community service clubs to distribute food rations to low-income households in Singapore. During such sessions, Katrina not...
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10
November
2020
| 01:30 Europe/Amsterdam
Professor Dennis Hugh Murphy, who instilled a passion for nature in generations of students, passed away peacefully on 7 Nov at the age of 89. Prof Murphy, known affectionately as ‘Paddy’, had lectured at NUS for 30 years from 1960, and was legendary...
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09
November
2020
| 10:21 Europe/Amsterdam
The Industrial Revolution automated blue-collar work two centuries ago. Today, intelligent automation (IA) is going to do the same for white-collar work. Think of chatbots. Many organisations now have these on their website, fielding public queries a...
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04
November
2020
| 02:09 Europe/Amsterdam
He “stumbled” into Industrial Design, said Mr Donn Koh, Senior Lecturer from the Division of Industrial Design (DID) at the NUS School of Design and Environment.Mr Koh recalled that Industrial Design was not immediately an area of work that came acro...
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02
November
2020
| 10:47 Europe/Amsterdam
NUS Southeast Asian Studies Master’s student Poh Yong Han has been named the 2021 Singapore Rhodes Scholar. With this prestigious scholarship she will pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Anthropology at the University of Oxford, matriculating in...
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02
November
2020
| 04:47 Europe/Amsterdam
Climate change is often pitched as a battle between today’s reality – such as the drive for economic growth – and the need to preserve the planet for future generations. The recent online NUS U@live forum addressed this dilemma head-on. “What’s ho...
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30
October
2020
| 11:31 Europe/Amsterdam
For the module on intercultural communication, Ms Lam interviewed Mr Kartik Krishnamurthy, Managing Director for Asia at Cornerstone OnDemand.     As a Singaporean working in a Chinese company based in Kenya, Mr Lim Yew Seng is no stranger ...
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29
October
2020
| 22:59 Europe/Amsterdam
Keep up to date with developments on COVID-19 with NUS News  11 November 2020  (General News)Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, NUS experts have routinely contributed commentaries to the media to help the public make sense of the situation. Ad...
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29
October
2020
| 22:58 Europe/Amsterdam
Keep up to date with news reports on COVID-19 November17 November 2020Will COVID-19 create a ‘lost generation’ in Asia? Professor Jean Yeung, founding director of the Centre for Family and Population Research at NUS, said, "The longer the current cri...
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29
October
2020
| 11:27 Europe/Amsterdam
 Prof Tan (left) and Mr Csizmadia (right) COVID-19 has led Singapore to step up on its digital transformation strategies and there is no returning to pre-pandemic days, said NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye.Speaking at an e-conference session on ...
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28
October
2020
| 10:17 Europe/Amsterdam
The NUS Business School is offering a new Master of Science in Accounting programme to equip recent graduates with accounting and data analytics skills in the increasingly automated accounting industry. Applications are now open for the programme...
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24
October
2020
| 11:55 Europe/Amsterdam
Left to right: Assoc Prof Pang; Prof Koh; and Assoc Prof Leong at the media briefing   The University will focus on greater transparency in communications and speedier police reporting of sexual misconduct cases, as it improves its processe...
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23
October
2020
| 14:56 Europe/Amsterdam
Professor Lam Khee Poh, Dean of NUS Design and Environment, has been awarded the inaugural iBuildSG Distinguished Fellow award by the Building and Construction Authority. It is the highest recognition given to senior built environment leaders. In th...
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20
October
2020
| 10:12 Europe/Amsterdam
Prof Wong hopes that this recognition will inspire the next generation to continue competing on the global playing field Professor Wong Tien Yin, NUS Provost’s Chair Professor and Vice Dean, Academic & Clinical Development at Duke-NUS Medical Schoo...
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17
October
2020
| 11:38 Europe/Amsterdam
  Latiff Mohidin’s Pagoda II was created in 1964 against the artist’s numerous life-changing journeys across Southeast Asia, which were characterised by the exploration, introspection and reflection needed in seeking truth (Photo: National Gal...
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16
October
2020
| 14:00 Europe/Amsterdam
From top left, clockwise: Prof Feng, Prof Tan, and Prof Chan Singapore’s universities can thank five key ingredients for their success, said NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye at a webinar. These are: the primacy of education; growing investment ...
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15
October
2020
| 16:29 Europe/Amsterdam
Top row to bottom row, left to right: Dr Nilüfer Oral; Ms Daphne Hong; Prof Tommy Koh; Mr Lionel Yee; Prof Patricia Galvão Teles; Prof Simon Chesterman; and Prof S Jayakumar The US and China are engaged in “lawfare” – the use of international law a...
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12
October
2020
| 11:47 Europe/Amsterdam
(From left) Professor Sing Tien Foo, Associate Professor Ang Swee Hoon and Professor Sumit Agarwal from the National University of Singapore co-wrote Kiasunomics 2, a light-hearted read that translates academic research into implications for everyda...
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09
October
2020
| 11:28 Europe/Amsterdam
University Professor Wang Gungwu looks back on his life, and his relationship with history | By Asad Latif | University Professor Wang Gungwu needs no introduction. That is well and good because, otherwise, the rest of this article would have cons...
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08
October
2020
| 15:20 Europe/Amsterdam
From top left, clockwise: Mr Viswa, Mr Piyush, Mr Lim, Prof Hsieh, Ms Tan A difference between Silicon Valley and Singapore is how failure is perceived. In the American start-up central, failure is worn as a badge of honour by entrepreneurs. But in...
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08
October
2020
| 10:16 Europe/Amsterdam
Prof Ho Teck Hua NUS Senior Deputy President and Provost Professor Ho Teck Hua has been named to the Board of the Government Technology Agency (GovTech). The appointment came into effect on 1 Oct. GovTech, a statutory board under the Prime Minister...
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07
October
2020
| 10:48 Europe/Amsterdam
NUS students fighting weeds at Chestnut Nature Park True to their mission to nurture students with sustainability education and to empower action in conservation, NUS Ridge View Residential College (RVRC) has been spearheading reforestation efforts...
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01
October
2020
| 10:37 Europe/Amsterdam
Su-Ann wants to create a united and transformative Union by strengthening bonds with the Constituent Clubs, Associate Bodies, and the students themselves The NUS Students’ Union (NUSSU) has elected its second female President. Wee Su-Ann, a fourth-...
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29
September
2020
| 15:45 Europe/Amsterdam
NUS Law is launching a new Juris Doctor programme in Aug 2021 From August next year, non-law graduates who are aspiring for a career in law can enrol in a new Juris Doctor (JD) degree programme offered by the NUS Faculty of Law (NUS Law). NUS Law D...
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25
September
2020
| 10:55 Europe/Amsterdam
NUS Law Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) Prof David Tan sharing his photography work during the NUS Law Arts Week 2020 finale show.  Drawing. That was the answer NUS Law Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) Professor David Tan gave when quizzed about what...
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