20 November 2017 | Research

A study conducted by doctors from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Duke-NUS Medical School and National Heart Centre Singapore has found that the majority of young doctors training to be specialists are feeling burnt-out, and this affects their ability to empathise with patients. The researchers surveyed nearly 500 medical residents across 34 specialities in three public hospitals, eight in 10 of whom said they felt emotionally exhausted, lacking in personal accomplishment, or some degree of depersonalisation. These are generally considered to be the three components of burnout. The study was published in the Singapore Medical Journal in October 2017.

The Straits Times, The New Paper

20 November 2017 | Education

Yale-NUS College, a collaborative venture by Yale University and NUS, has an international outlook, where around 40 per cent of students from each cohort hail from outside of Singapore. The college partners with overseas institutions in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa to provide study abroad opportunities for its students.

The Straits Times

19 November 2017 | Community, General News

The NUS People Ending Animal Cruelty and Exploitation (NUS PEACE), an animal welfare interest group, collaborated with Therapy Dogs Singapore, a nonprofit voluntary welfare group, to organise two animal-assisted, stress-relief therapy sessions for students in April 2017 just before the final examinations.

The Sunday Times

17 November 2017 | General News

Prof Albert R Newsome, Raffles Professor of History at NUS in 2005 and Distinguished Professor of History and Director of the Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill noted that a new generation bred on smartphones and social media is changing social mores. He discussed what the heavy reliance on electronic technology is doing to both our own moral development and to our ability to connect deeply with others around us.

The Straits Times

17 November 2017 | General News

Ms Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo in Japan, gave a public lecture at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS on 17 November 2017. Ms Koike was in Singapore as the 60th Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow, under a programme that invites outstanding individuals for high level visits.

The Straits Times

17 November 2017 | General News, Research

Renowned crab expert Prof Peter Ng, Head of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) at NUS and Programme Director of Singapore’s Marine Science Research and Development Programme, commented on the behaviour of coconut crabs after a video of a coconut crab killing a seabird had gone viral. Prof Ng doubted that this is something the crabs do on a regular basis, going by his observations through his research on crabs since the 1990s, including trips to Christmas Island to study coconut crabs.

The Straits Times

17 November 2017 | Research

Yale-NUS College and Surbana Jurong will work together to test smart city solutions within the campus. Both parties will use their respective resources and expertise to develop a digital masterplan for “Smart City in a Campus”, an initiative by Yale-NUS College.

Berita Harian

16 November 2017 | Education, General News

Graduates from NUS are now 16th most employable in the world, according to the Global University Employability Ranking 2017 published by Times Higher Education. NUS is the only Singapore university to rank among the world’s 20 best universities for employment, and it is fourth in Asia in the global survey.

Channel NewsAsia Online, Channel 5 News, Suria News Online, and more

15 November 2017 | Research

A team of researchers led by Prof Lim Chwee Teck from Dept of Biomedical Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering has developed an ultra-thin microfiber sensor that can monitor the state of its wearer’s health in real-time. By monitoring one’s pulse waveform, the sensor can detect stiffness in the blood vessels caused by the build-up of fatty deposits, which could trigger a heart attack or stroke over time.

Channel NewsAsia, Channel 5 News, Channel 8 News, and more

15 November 2017 | Education, Research, Community

Thirteen NUS researchers have been identified among the world’s most influential researchers according to the 2017 Highly Cited Researchers report released by Clarivate Analytics. These eminent NUS researchers have been recognised to have consistently won peer approval from across the globe for their remarkable research in their respective fields as the research papers they have published between 2005 and 2015 were highly cited.

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