Articles tagged with 'Highlights' & 'Innovators' & 'Insights' & 'Impact' & 'In Focus' | National University of Singapore

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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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24
November
2020
| 07:20 Europe/Amsterdam
Professor Ho Puay Peng, Head of the Department of Architecture at NUS Design and Environment, discussed the framework in which the conservation status plans for Golden Mile Complex was made and how the community can embrace the framework objectively....
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23
November
2020
| 02:25 Europe/Amsterdam
Two original pages from the handwritten draft of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, along with rare letters, and never-before-seen reading notes are to be added to Darwin OnlineAn extraordinary collection of priceless manuscripts of naturalist Charle...
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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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20
November
2020
| 01:55 Europe/Amsterdam
Bees play the crucial role of pollination in natural habitats and in crops important to humans. However, there is sparse data about the distribution of bee species around the world. This lack of information affects our ability to deal with bee popula...
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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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18
November
2020
| 11:20 Europe/Amsterdam
Researchers from NUS have been placed among the world’s most highly cited. This is according to the newly unveiled list of Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020 by Clarivate.The hotly anticipated annual list identifies researchers who demonstrate significan...
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16
November
2020
| 03:16 Europe/Amsterdam
For decades, scientists and doctors have been searching for a cure for cancer. Now, researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at NUS have taken a significant step forward with a new concept that could ultimately resul...
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13
November
2020
| 02:37 Europe/Amsterdam
The Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge founded by the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is a worldwide initiative to accelerate innovation that improves physical, mental, and social well-being for people as they age.The Challenge comprises ...
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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
| 07:42 Europe/Amsterdam
Many smartphone applications, such as speech-to-text program and Google Assistant, are powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). Companies also use AI to improve marketing strategies, recommend products and services to users, or even generate predicti...
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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
| 02:45 Europe/Amsterdam
Automating the collection and presentation of healthcare data is crucial in the fight against COVID-19 – it adds capacity to screening efforts by automating routine tasks, thereby allowing frontline staff such as dormitory operators and healthcare wo...
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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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02
November
2020
| 03:24 Europe/Amsterdam
Real-time health monitoring and sensing abilities of robots require soft electronics, but a challenge of using such materials lies in their reliability. Unlike rigid devices, being elastic and pliable makes their performance less repeatable. The vari...
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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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29
October
2020
| 09:59 Europe/Amsterdam
The NUS research team led by Associate Professor Yan Ning (left) and Assistant Professor Zhou Kang (right) has developed an integrated upcycling process to produce high-value amino acids from waste materials The shells of crustaceans and wood waste ...
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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
| 17:37 Europe/Amsterdam
These three NUS Economics researchers were newly elected as Fellows of the prestigious Econometric Society NUS economists Professor Satoru Takahashi, Distinguished Professor John Quah and Associate Professor Jessica Pan have been recently elec...
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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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22
October
2020
| 11:04 Europe/Amsterdam
Common standards will accelerate digitalisation and unify operations of global maritime and port industries The Centre of Excellence in Modelling and Simulation for Next Generation Ports (C4NGP) under NUS Engineering is collaborating with 12 interna...
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