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2021
09
December
2021
| 08:00 Asia/Singapore
The memory of a heart-rending incident has remained vivid to Assistant Professor Benny Tan, though it happened more than 10 years ago, when he was an undergraduate at the NUS Faculty of Law (NUS Law) serving his internship.Recalling the scene, he sai...
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08
December
2021
| 17:29 Asia/Singapore
A potentially game-changing Antigen Rapid Test (ART) technology to diagnose COVID-19 has been developed by scientists in Singapore. Using a proprietary on-kit amplification technique, a person’s saliva can be self-administered or tested for the SARS-...
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06
December
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
Students from NUS Food Science and Technology (FST), have worked with two companies from Hakodate City in Hokkaido, Japan, to develop two unique food products from Japanese produce while catering to Singaporean taste buds.The products, Shiokamala and...
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01
December
2021
| 09:00 Asia/Singapore
More than 18 months after COVID-19 disrupted life as we know it, life is still in limbo for some as stop-start restrictions remain necessary to curb further waves of the virus. But education has proven largely resilient in the face of a dynamic situa...
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30
November
2021
| 09:34 Asia/Singapore
What are the roles of universities, industries and governments in cultivating a culture of lifelong learning in society? How should universities develop a diverse suite of lifelong learning offerings to cater to learners in various stages of their pr...
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29
November
2021
| 20:00 Asia/Singapore
The East Asian Institute (EAI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has established the Korea Centre to spearhead research on governance, peace and development in the Korean Peninsula. The first of its kind in Southeast Asia, the new Centre ...
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29
November
2021
| 18:16 Asia/Singapore
Emeritus Professor Lee Seng Lip passed on peacefully on 27 Nov at the age of 96.Having joined NUS in 1975 as Professor and Head of Department for Civil Engineering, he held that position until 1989 when he was conferred an Emeritus Professorship.Emer...
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26
November
2021
| 16:00 Asia/Singapore
It has been said that music heals, connects, and empowers across space and demographics. Amidst larger challenges in society, the arts have been a source of inspiration and support. But since March 2020, the NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (Y...
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26
November
2021
| 12:32 Asia/Singapore
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and NUS Enterprise have renewed their partnership to strengthen the maritime technology (MarineTech) ecosystem through enhanced and new innovation initiatives and start-up programmes.The signing of t...
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26
November
2021
| 09:02 Asia/Singapore
Professor Lim Chwee Teck, inaugural NUSS Professor at NUS Biomedical Engineering, has been named the winner of the Asia’s Most Influential Scientist Award by the business magazine Fortune Times.A prolific researcher and inventor, Prof Lim has been re...
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25
November
2021
| 16:59 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) and the NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YST) have raised more than S$400,000 to date with matching grant from the Tote Board, to help needy NUS students.The amount which was raised as part ...
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24
November
2021
| 17:13 Asia/Singapore
NUS graduates are regarded as the ninth most employable in the world, according to the 2021 edition of the Global Employability University Ranking and Survey.The University maintains its ranking from last year and continues to be the only Singapore u...
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23
November
2021
| 15:23 Asia/Singapore
In the middle of a busy semester in early 2020, the typically buzzing campus became unusually silent. The COVID-19 pandemic had forced the University’s more than 40,000 students and over 12,000 staff to stay at home.Many had to quickly adapt to a new...
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22
November
2021
| 15:21 Asia/Singapore
The new building of the Institute of Systems Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS-ISS) was officially opened today by Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education. The launch ceremony was also graced by Mr Tan Kiat How, Minister of State...
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19
November
2021
| 09:47 Asia/Singapore
With a downward spiral of distrust among key state actors in the region, sustained talks are crucial to de-escalate growing threats of conflict, urged distinguished speakers at a special roundtable entitled “The Idea of Peace in Asia”.While the 21st ...
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18
November
2021
| 14:06 Asia/Singapore
Amid callings for action and commitments by the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) as well as Clean and Green Singapore, the NUS Ridge View Residential College (RVRC) is blazing the trail with its interdisciplinary approach to fostering sustainabil...
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18
November
2021
| 11:26 Asia/Singapore
It has been about a month since the outgoing NUS Students’ Union (NUSSU) President of the 42nd Executive Committee (Exco), Wee Su-ann, passed the baton to her successor, Lee Yat Bun.NUSSU has been promoting students’ welfare amid the challenges posed...
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17
November
2021
| 10:02 Asia/Singapore
An anaerobic digestion system for food waste treatment is being piloted at the East Coast Lagoon Food Village. The system was developed by a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and converts food waste generated by food...
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17
November
2021
| 09:02 Asia/Singapore
A team of young inventors from NUS Engineering is making a big step forward in bringing new ‘HOPES’ to glaucoma patients. Their wearable device, called Home Eye Pressure E-skin Sensor, or HOPES, which is designed for safe, accurate, pain-free and low...
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16
November
2021
| 09:52 Asia/Singapore
NUS Law students have done the faculty proud again with their recent triumphs in mooting and negotiation competitions.Samuel Wee, Karthik Vyas and Nguyen Minh Tri were champions in the LAWASIA International Moot Competition 2021. This was the first t...
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15
November
2021
| 15:18 Asia/Singapore
The changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic are still unfolding but its demand on new skills and ways of working is clear, as organisations seek to survive and thrive in the uncertain times ahead. Many businesses have trimmed back on employee ...
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15
November
2021
| 10:40 Asia/Singapore
After a rigorous international search, Norwegian composer and researcher Dr Peter Tornquist has been appointed the new Dean of the NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YST). He will begin his term of office in February next year.Dr Tornquist is a...
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12
November
2021
| 14:02 Asia/Singapore
From powering our carefully curated news feed on social media platforms, to the travel apps that we rely on to avoid heavy traffic and find our way – artificial intelligence (AI) has become a staple in our daily lives.But much debate still surrounds ...
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12
November
2021
| 10:58 Asia/Singapore
The Student Life Awards event is back after a year -- with 21 outstanding student organisations and individuals honoured at a special edition on 6 Nov. Streamed live from the Shaw Foundation Alumni House, the Awards honoured them for their achievemen...
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10
November
2021
| 18:26 Asia/Singapore
NUS has been named one of the most innovative organisations in South and Southeast Asia by research firm Clarivate.It is the second year running that the University has been recognised by Clarivate, a Thomson Reuters spin-off known for its analytics ...
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10
November
2021
| 09:12 Asia/Singapore
“The thing about climate [change] is that you can be overwhelmed by the complexity of the problem, or you can fall in love with the creativity of the solutions.”Environmentalist Mary Heglar’s quote is NUS Arts and Social Sciences and NUS Environmenta...
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08
November
2021
| 11:16 Asia/Singapore
“Every student, an athlete; every teacher, a coach”—this is the pedagogical philosophy that encapsulates Associate Professor Kua Harn Wei’s approach to his teaching, coaching, and latest role as the recently appointed Hall Master of NUS Kent Ridge Ha...
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05
November
2021
| 15:20 Asia/Singapore
NUS and global technology leader Cisco on 5 Nov launched a Corporate Laboratory to boost innovation and research in key technology areas, including areas like artificial intelligence (AI), healthcare, urban infrastructure and cybersecurity. These cap...
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05
November
2021
| 07:41 Asia/Singapore
The planet is at a pivotal point, as world leaders gather in Glasgow to discuss how countries can take collective action to counter climate change.With a new report showing that the past seven years are on track to be the hottest recorded in history,...
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03
November
2021
| 23:02 Asia/Singapore
Held in two ceremonies on 3 and 5 November 2021, the NUS Alumni Awards this year are honouring the achievements of 40 outstanding alumni – 32 individuals and four groups of two – who have distinguished themselves through significant and impactful con...
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