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2021
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January
2021
| 01:56 Europe/Amsterdam
The new Master of Arts in Architectural Conservation (MAArC) programme kicked off on 8 Jan with an orientation session for its inaugural cohort. Offered by the NUS School of Design and Environment’s Department of Architecture, the MAArC offers a uniq...
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January
2021
| 07:08 Europe/Amsterdam
NUS Business’ flagship charity run has raised a record amount of over S$525,000 as of 16 January for needy students and families. In its 11th year, the NUS Business School Alumni Association Charity Run (BCR) attracted over 500 participants in its fi...
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18
January
2021
| 07:52 Europe/Amsterdam
The following is Dr Oon Chiew Seng's speech on 12 January 2020 at the Conferment Ceremony for her Honorary Doctor of Letters. It was delivered on her behalf by her nephew, Dr Oon Chong Hau.  Madam Halimah Yacob President of the Republic of Singapore ...
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15
January
2021
| 07:26 Europe/Amsterdam
In this new series, NUS News profiles the outstanding educators who have inspired generations of students at the University....
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14
January
2021
| 13:56 Europe/Amsterdam
Professor Koh Lian Pin, Director of the Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions at NUS, is among the nine new Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) who will be appointed by President Halimah Yacob for a 2.5 year term which starts 21 January 2021. ...
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13
January
2021
| 09:10 Europe/Amsterdam
Universities are of key importance in promoting entrepreneurship as they produce technology and talent to keep innovation hubs running, speakers at a recent webinar agreed.The forum, moderated by NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye, also highlighted...
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12
January
2021
| 10:53 Europe/Amsterdam
Distinguished NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine) alumna Dr Oon Chiew Seng was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Letters by NUS Chancellor and Singapore President Madam Halimah Yacob on 12 Jan.At a conferment ceremony held at the Univers...
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11
January
2021
| 03:06 Europe/Amsterdam
| By Professor Tommy Koh |The year 2020 will go down in history as a disastrous year. The COVID-19 pandemic has killed over 1.7 million people and infected over 81 million people. The economic impact of the pandemic has produced the worst global rece...
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08
January
2021
| 03:36 Europe/Amsterdam
| By Professor Tan Eng Chye |Visitors to the National University of Singapore's University Hall may have seen a quote from the great philanthropist and former chancellor Lee Kong Chian in the lift lobby. It reads: "A university is not just an object ...
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08
January
2021
| 02:15 Europe/Amsterdam
Debunking gender and social stereotypes, Cheryl Hoe has broken the mould and become the first female NUS athlete to join Cuesports Singapore’s National Development Women’s Squad.With the support of her TeamNUS teammates and coaches, especially during...
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08
January
2021
| 02:09 Europe/Amsterdam
The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Tianjin Juilliard School, Juilliard’s first campus outside New York, to collaborate in the areas of performance, teaching, and curriculum development for y...
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06
January
2021
| 03:30 Europe/Amsterdam
The NUS Graduate Research Innovation Programme (GRIP) has borne fruit in a young company, poised to take off in the medical technology (medtech) industry with its ground-breaking innovation in fracture fixation.Founded by NUS Mechanical Engineering A...
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2020
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December
2020
| 08:49 Europe/Amsterdam
How will history remember 2020?No doubt, volumes will be written about the pandemic and its gnarling impact on all aspects of human life. But there are other stories to be told too. Stories of hope, tenacity, community, and the advancement of human k...
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30
December
2020
| 05:01 Europe/Amsterdam
“Kaifa haluka/haluki?” The warm Arabic greeting for “How are you?” set the tone for the NUS Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER) programme held virtually from 7 to 16 Dec.STEER is a long-running programme that had started in 2010. Althou...
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29
December
2020
| 08:39 Europe/Amsterdam
Singapore’s Chief Health Scientist Professor Tan Chorh Chuan has a message for everyone: Go and get vaccinated against COVID-19.His target: At least 80 per cent of the population should get the shot. The greater the number of people who are vaccinate...
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23
December
2020
| 08:25 Europe/Amsterdam
The following letter was sent to staff, alumni, students and friends of the University, by NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye....
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23
December
2020
| 02:26 Europe/Amsterdam
Beyond the spread of the disease itself, COVID-19 has had far-reaching consequences on economies around the world. In this unprecedented situation, it is often the low-income families that are most adversely affected as they struggle with new norms.M...
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22
December
2020
| 07:36 Europe/Amsterdam
2020 has been a year of disruption, with COVID-19 posing unprecedented challenges to our way of life.It has also been a year where society has needed the most support. NUS students have continued to live up to the spirit of giving this holiday season...
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21
December
2020
| 10:32 Europe/Amsterdam
NUS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Université de Paris (UParis) on 15 Dec to facilitate international cooperation and promote research collaborations in academic fields of mutual interest. This includes a framework within which facul...
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17
December
2020
| 16:47 Europe/Amsterdam
The following letter was sent to students, staff and alumni by NUS President, Professor Tan Eng Chye....
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16
December
2020
| 05:39 Europe/Amsterdam
The innovation and start-up scene in Singapore continues to stay vibrant amidst the pandemic – as proven by the success of the annual Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH) which ran virtually from 7 to 11 Dec, alongside the Singapore F...
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15
December
2020
| 03:32 Europe/Amsterdam
The Department of Social Work at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has received a gift of $336,000 from Sino Suisse Capital Pte Ltd to establish the Sino Suisse Internship Grant. The gift is eligible for t...
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14
December
2020
| 03:45 Europe/Amsterdam
Sometimes, a bright idea is all it takes to spark a global transformation. With that in mind, the NUS Resilience and Growth Innovation Challenge had invited recent NUS graduates to submit inspiring proposals under three categories:Make Our People Bet...
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11
December
2020
| 02:22 Europe/Amsterdam
Social innovation in Singapore has been given an added boost with a new initiative by the NUS Enterprise and Base of Pyramid Hub (BoP Hub). The two parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 26 Nov to collaborate on the Joint Initiative of...
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09
December
2020
| 08:38 Europe/Amsterdam
With the launch of the new College of Humanities and Sciences (CHS), NUS will bring together the deep expertise of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS) and the Faculty of Science (FOS) to deliver an interdisciplinary education to students.The...
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09
December
2020
| 03:39 Europe/Amsterdam
Years before he became an esteemed lawyer, professor and diplomat, a young Tommy Koh found himself enamoured with India – the heroic struggles of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru caught his imagination, while Indian music, dance and literature for...
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08
December
2020
| 02:44 Europe/Amsterdam
NUS graduate student Sim Zhi Min (NUS Engineering, ’20) and NUS alumna Ms Eleni Ayala Ojeda (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, ’19) have been selected to join the Schwarzman Scholars Program, a prestigious Master’s degree and leadership pr...
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04
December
2020
| 14:37 Europe/Amsterdam
NUS has honoured seven exceptional educators, researchers and professionals at the NUS University Awards 2020. The annual event recognises individuals for their outstanding contributions in the areas of education, research and service to the Universi...
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04
December
2020
| 13:54 Europe/Amsterdam
In 10 years’ time, a third of today’s jobs will disappear. This possibility, as well as the presence of increasingly complex problems, from global pandemics to climate change, necessitates a shift in the way we develop our students, said panellists a...
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03
December
2020
| 13:49 Europe/Amsterdam
Maximising opportunities for disadvantaged students, allowing multiple educational pathways for students, developing soft skills beyond book knowledge, and promoting interdisciplinary learning – these will be the four major thrusts for Singapore’s ed...
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