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2021
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June
2021
| 15:57 Asia/Singapore
 The University will be holding its first-ever online Commencement, for the Classes of 2020 and 2021. The 60 ceremonies from 26 Jun to 3 Jul will see this time-honoured ceremony take on new virtual dimensions, celebrating the hard work of the 24,000 ...
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21
June
2021
| 16:06 Asia/Singapore
NUS industrial designers have won a prestigious Red Dot Award this year.Associate Professor Christophe Gaubert and Mr Willie Tay from the Design Incubation Centre at the NUS School of Design and Environment (SDE) have been awarded the Red Dot Award: ...
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21
June
2021
| 11:59 Asia/Singapore
Everyone has mental health issues, it just depends on which end of the spectrum they are at, reflected NUS Chairman Mr Hsieh Fu Hua during the #AreuOK – Let’s Talk About Mental Health webinar on 16 Jun.After witnessing his children’s challenges durin...
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18
June
2021
| 16:27 Asia/Singapore
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for the maritime industry, which has been affected by border restrictions. On the other hand, it has created demand for new products and services that enhance safety, presenting many opportunities fo...
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18
June
2021
| 14:20 Asia/Singapore
Students from the NUS University Scholars Programme (USP) successfully hosted the STEP Asian Undergraduate Summit conference for young regional leaders across Asia virtually on Zoom from 1 Jun to 3 Jun, and 7 Jun to 10 Jun. This year, the summit enga...
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17
June
2021
| 13:34 Asia/Singapore
In this series, NUS News profiles the outstanding educators who have inspired generations of students at the University. When she was 17, Associate Professor Stella Tan was told that she had a brain tumour. Sitting on her optic nerve, it caused her t...
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17
June
2021
| 10:22 Asia/Singapore
Beyond the lecture theatres, classrooms and student hangout spots, it is hard to miss the lush greenery that surrounds NUS. This has made the campus environs not only a second home for staff and students, but also a place for a wide range of biodiver...
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15
June
2021
| 10:11 Asia/Singapore
NUS Graduate student Rishika Madan had witnessed first-hand the COVID-19 crisis in India, and she was infected with COVID-19 twice herself.Rishika's story inspired Mission India — a fundraising project started by the NUS Graduate Students’ Society in...
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10
June
2021
| 09:56 Asia/Singapore
| By Professor Lam Khee Poh and Associate Professor Lum Sau Kim |Despite various economic and financial challenges, the field of green finance has been gaining traction worldwide as governments support the transition to a sustainable future. Accordin...
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09
June
2021
| 10:54 Asia/Singapore
Distinguished by its mission and inter‐disciplinary approach to foster sustainability education and environmental stewardship, the NUS Ridge View Residential College (RVRC) offers an annual module, Understanding and Critiquing Sustainability, for stu...
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04
June
2021
| 10:38 Asia/Singapore
A determined team of NUS Business School undergraduates comprising Andre Ong, Clarisse Gan, Ernest Koh and Kevin Darmawan raced against time and surmounted hurdle after hurdle to clinch the top prize at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) STAR C...
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02
June
2021
| 11:19 Asia/Singapore
The University has received strong backing from alumni and employers as it steps up its focus on interdisciplinary learning and lifelong education, shared NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye on 1 Jun at the opening session of the Times Higher Educat...
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01
June
2021
| 08:35 Asia/Singapore
As COVID-19 swept across the world last year, the race to develop a vaccine went into overdrive. The speed was unprecedented. Something that typically takes 10 to 15 years to produce became reality in just a matter of months.Since then, more than 1 b...
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31
May
2021
| 15:20 Asia/Singapore
| By Professor Tan Eng Chye |As the global community continues to grapple with the fallout from the pandemic, governments, institutions and leaders have also begun to ponder the shape of the world post-COVID. No firm consensus has emerged, but there ...
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28
May
2021
| 10:51 Asia/Singapore
Making built environment and spaces more sustainable, resilient, and safer – this is what Singapore architects and designers hope to convey at the Singapore Pavilion of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia.Themed “...
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27
May
2021
| 12:44 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) has raised S$300 million from its second green bond after a strong reception to its inaugural issuance in May 2020. With a fixed coupon rate of 1.62 per cent, the 10-year notes were fully subscribed and will...
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27
May
2021
| 12:31 Asia/Singapore
NUS was awarded the International Sustainable Campus Excellence Award 2021 (Cultural Change for Sustainability category) for its long-term plan in promoting behavioural change for a zero waste campus. The award recognises NUS’ vision and plan to be a...
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25
May
2021
| 14:30 Asia/Singapore
In this series, NUS News profiles the outstanding educators who have inspired generations of students at the University....
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25
May
2021
| 09:42 Asia/Singapore
Sustainability is a “must-have” and not just a “good-to-have” for businesses. This was the point emphasised by panellists at the virtual forum “Sustainability Reporting Review 2021”.The event was jointly organised by the Centre for Governance and Sus...
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24
May
2021
| 13:45 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) has appointed Mr Bahren Shaari to its Board of Trustees with effect from 1 June 2021.Mr Bahren Shaari is Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Singapore. He has over 30 years of banking experience and was c...
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21
May
2021
| 09:18 Asia/Singapore
As his fingers flew over the keyboard of the glistening Steinway grand piano parked in the corner of his office, Professor Bernard Lanskey seemed to have ascended into a higher plane of existence.Eyes closed and body swaying in rhythm to melodious tu...
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20
May
2021
| 10:06 Asia/Singapore
The following letter was sent to all staff and students by NUS President, Professor Tan Eng Chye. 20 May 2021Dear Colleagues and StudentsSince late April, we have seen a steep spike in COVID-19 cases in the community, especially the number of unlinke...
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19
May
2021
| 15:03 Asia/Singapore
Almost exactly a year ago, NUS Press and NUS Libraries launched lives & times of hrh, a memoir of distinguished NUS alumni and benefactor, Mr Herman Ronald Hochstadt. Today, NUS Libraries and Talisman Publishing announced the release of the sequel to...
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18
May
2021
| 15:57 Asia/Singapore
Last year, COVID-19 pushed an estimated 71 million people into extreme poverty and kept 90 per cent of all students worldwide out of schools – with 500 million not having access to remote learning.Such devastating effects of the pandemic have disrupt...
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12
May
2021
| 09:12 Asia/Singapore
Climate change has sent global temperatures rising with an alarming number of extreme heat incidents putting the lives of urban dwellers in Asian cities at risk. Experts predict that heat will be among the most serious global health crises after the ...
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11
May
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
NUS has received six awards under the 2020 Landscape Excellence Assessment Framework (LEAF) certification scheme by the National Parks Board (NParks). As the first scheme in Singapore to recognise excellence in the best practices of landscape design ...
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07
May
2021
| 09:23 Asia/Singapore
Corporate finance is a hugely competitive field but NUS Business School final year student Clarisse Gan has shown that she has what it takes to shine at the highest levels.The Finance major won top spot in the local edition of the “Ernst & Young (EY)...
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06
May
2021
| 17:36 Asia/Singapore
“You’ve got to live as if you’re going to die tomorrow. But you’ve got to learn as if you are going to live forever.”This quote surfaced during the Universitas 21 (U21) Annual Network Meeting and Annual General Meeting (AGM) and just about summarised...
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06
May
2021
| 14:15 Asia/Singapore
Five exceptional NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) alumni from diverse backgrounds were lauded at the annual FASS Distinguished Arts and Social Sciences Alumni Awards 2020 in a simple presentation ceremony on 30 April at Swissotel The St...
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05
May
2021
| 15:30 Asia/Singapore
The Department of English Language and Literature at the NUS Faculty Arts and Social Sciences will be awarding the Edwin Thumboo Prize 2021 to four pre-university students for their exceptional performance in the study of literature.Named after one o...
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