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2021
15
October
2021
| 12:11 Asia/Singapore
A new Social Mobility Foundation has been set up at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) at NUS, which will fund impactful research on social mobility and in turn generate new insights and ideas for policymaking in Singapore and abroad.T...
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14
October
2021
| 21:00 Asia/Singapore
There is a marked difference between viewing and interacting with the world as a third-party spectator, and experiencing the action intimately from a first-person point of view.This difference is similar to watching others ride a roller coaster, from...
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13
October
2021
| 19:04 Asia/Singapore
NUS has been placed eighth globally for the study of Law, by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject.Placed 12th in the previous ranking, it rose four notches to become the first Asian university to achieve a top 10 posi...
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13
October
2021
| 12:30 Asia/Singapore
It has been a fortnight to remember for the Graduating Classes of 2020 and 2021, who have finally been able to mark their milestone achievements with in-person ceremonies after the virtual Commencement earlier this year.More than 10,000 graduates and...
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12
October
2021
| 15:01 Asia/Singapore
Travel is in the air again for NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) students. Five locations have been earmarked – Munich, New York, Silicon Valley, Stockholm and Toronto. Between October 2021 and January 2022, some 80 students will be going overseas to these...
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12
October
2021
| 09:38 Asia/Singapore
Professor Brenda Yeoh from the Department of Geography at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has been awarded the international Vautrin Lud Prize 2021 in Geography. Modelled after the Nobel Prize and widely regarded as one of the highest hon...
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11
October
2021
| 15:05 Asia/Singapore
At the Facebook head office in Silicon Valley, which used to be the premises for the now-defunct American technology company Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo is still kept on the glass facades.It serves as a reminder to Facebook employees not to take t...
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11
October
2021
| 11:15 Asia/Singapore
A customised 10-week course covering digital transformation designed by NUS will soon equip employees of the Toyama Prefecture government in Japan with critical skills to play a larger role in digital transformation and FinTech.The online programme, ...
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07
October
2021
| 19:51 Asia/Singapore
As Singapore enters the stabilisation phase in its journey to becoming a COVID-resilient nation, NUS students have risen to the challenge to rally their communities to action and renew their resolve to do their part and emerge stronger from the pande...
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07
October
2021
| 17:12 Asia/Singapore
What if diabetic patients could simply pop an insulin pill instead of injecting themselves daily to manage their blood sugar levels? It is a possibility with new intelligent materials that will know exactly when to release the insulin into the bloods...
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07
October
2021
| 15:37 Asia/Singapore
NUS has bagged the Green Mark (GM) Platinum Champion Award by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) – the top award for green buildings given out by the industry regulator. The award comes after NUS achieved 50 GM Gold and above certification...
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06
October
2021
| 19:08 Asia/Singapore
The University’s Computer Science and Engineering courses have been placed in the top 10 across the world, according to the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject.NUS also tops the rankings among Asian universit...
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01
October
2021
| 08:31 Asia/Singapore
When the 11th World Shakespeare Congress (WSC) had to move online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NUS Department of English Language & Literature Associate Professor Yong Li Lan, who was also co-chair of the WSC Local Organising Committee, immediately ...
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30
September
2021
| 15:39 Asia/Singapore
It was indeed a big run – with a big cause to boot.More than 3,000 runners took part in NUS Giving Run BIG ('Believe In Giving’) 2021 to celebrate everyday heroes in Singapore, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.The first virtual run organised b...
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30
September
2021
| 12:32 Asia/Singapore
A virtual world where people from across the world, wherever they are, socialise and interact with each other, work, play, learn, shop and create. A world where digital technologies like video-conferencing, games like Fortnite and Animal Crossing, cr...
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30
September
2021
| 12:32 Asia/Singapore
As an urban island-state, Singapore has limited access to renewable or alternative energy sources, and faces threats from rising sea levels and other adverse effects of climate change. To enhance the resiliency and sustainability of the nation, resea...
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29
September
2021
| 15:00 Asia/Singapore
For NUS Division of Industrial Design (DID) alumna Ms Poh Yun Ru, dementia is a topic that hits home as her grandmother has been diagnosed with the condition.“I could not comprehend the nature of her actions. Sometimes, it just seems as though she ac...
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28
September
2021
| 12:59 Asia/Singapore
Carousell is now a unicorn – after the latest investment round led by South Korean private equity firm STIC upped the startup’s valuation to US$1.1 billion.The NUS-supported company, the second to acquire unicorn status after PatSnap, is a household ...
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27
September
2021
| 16:13 Asia/Singapore
Days after Afghanistan fell to the Taliban, Dr Noeleen Heyzer was at ground zero, assisting with international evacuation efforts amid the chaos.Her team secured three planes and had a mission to evacuate 900 people comprising women, men with familie...
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24
September
2021
| 09:05 Asia/Singapore
NUS is collaborating with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and Nanyang Technological University in a new S$56 million hybrid artificial intelligence programme to deve...
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23
September
2021
| 15:00 Asia/Singapore
As the dust settles on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, the NUS athletes representing Singapore can look back with pride on their accomplishments and their journeys in competing with the best of the best on the world stage.Five NUS students a...
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23
September
2021
| 09:30 Asia/Singapore
Mention the study of Buddhism and Chinese religions and the clichéd image of a reclusive elderly scholar poring over musty religious texts springs to mind. Not so when you meet Dr Jack Chia, an assistant professor of history and religious studies at ...
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22
September
2021
| 15:09 Asia/Singapore
Professor Barry Halliwell, Senior Advisor (Academic Appointments and Research Excellence), NUS Office of the Senior Deputy President and Provost, has been conferred Citation Laureate for 2021. The distinction is awarded by information and insights co...
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21
September
2021
| 19:16 Asia/Singapore
Social science and humanities research by the NUS community received a boost when they were awarded funding from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences historian Assistant Professor Jack Chia was chosen as ...
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17
September
2021
| 11:48 Asia/Singapore
The Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk (IPUR) at NUS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Academy of Governance (NAOG) of Mongolia to promote data-driven innovations in the public se...
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16
September
2021
| 10:20 Asia/Singapore
The NUS College of Humanities and Sciences took in its inaugural cohort this year, with the students embracing an interdisciplinary approach in their learning. They are integrating multiple disciplines to solve complex problems, and in the process ga...
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16
September
2021
| 08:34 Asia/Singapore
Over the next two months, participants of the Temasek Foundation-NUS Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking Young Asian Leaders Initiative (TF-NUS LEaRN YALI) will discuss issues such as mental health, employability prospects as well as other ...
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15
September
2021
| 10:41 Asia/Singapore
Climate change is the most pressing issue for the world today, because failure to act by governments would be perilous for humanity and the planet, said Professor S Jayakumar, as he urged the younger generation around the world to “press, cajole, per...
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14
September
2021
| 11:54 Asia/Singapore
Seven NUS Law graduates from the Class of 2021 have been appointed Justices’ Law Clerks (JLC) at the Singapore Supreme Court.The JLC programme was first introduced in 1991 by former Chief Justice Yong Pung How. The two-year programme of the Singapore...
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13
September
2021
| 11:11 Asia/Singapore
The Asian Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF) was officially launched by Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, on 3 September 2021. Jointly set up by NUS, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), ...
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