NUS - National University of Singapore Newsroom (Highlights)

2021
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September
2021
| 15:09 Asia/Singapore
Professor Barry Halliwell, Senior Advisor (Academic Appointments and Research Excellence), NUS Office of the Senior Deputy President and Provost, has been conferred Citation Laureate for 2021. The distinction is awarded by information and insights co...
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September
2021
| 19:16 Asia/Singapore
Social science and humanities research by the NUS community received a boost when they were awarded funding from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences historian Assistant Professor Jack Chia was chosen as ...
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September
2021
| 11:48 Asia/Singapore
The Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk (IPUR) at NUS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Academy of Governance (NAOG) of Mongolia to promote data-driven innovations in the public se...
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16
September
2021
| 10:20 Asia/Singapore
The NUS College of Humanities and Sciences took in its inaugural cohort this year, with the students embracing an interdisciplinary approach in their learning. They are integrating multiple disciplines to solve complex problems, and in the process ga...
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16
September
2021
| 08:34 Asia/Singapore
Over the next two months, participants of the Temasek Foundation-NUS Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking Young Asian Leaders Initiative (TF-NUS LEaRN YALI) will discuss issues such as mental health, employability prospects as well as other ...
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15
September
2021
| 10:41 Asia/Singapore
Climate change is the most pressing issue for the world today, because failure to act by governments would be perilous for humanity and the planet, said Professor S Jayakumar, as he urged the younger generation around the world to “press, cajole, per...
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14
September
2021
| 11:54 Asia/Singapore
Seven NUS Law graduates from the Class of 2021 have been appointed Justices’ Law Clerks (JLC) at the Singapore Supreme Court.The JLC programme was first introduced in 1991 by former Chief Justice Yong Pung How. The two-year programme of the Singapore...
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September
2021
| 11:11 Asia/Singapore
The Asian Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF) was officially launched by Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, on 3 September 2021. Jointly set up by NUS, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), ...
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11
September
2021
| 11:46 Asia/Singapore
| By Professor Tan Eng Chye |No one who has stepped into the Yale-NUS campus can doubt that it holds a special place within NUS – greatly prized, carefully tended and superbly resourced. Yale-NUS is a cherished part of our community. All NUS faciliti...
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10
September
2021
| 10:17 Asia/Singapore
It was a quiet morning in the sleepy neighbourhood of Tampines St 82 when a group of 24 volunteers arrived in earnest, armed with hats, gardening gloves, and a passion to serve. Amid the neatly lined plants of the Kampung Senang Inclusive Garden – wh...
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09
September
2021
| 16:23 Asia/Singapore
Entrepreneur and award-winning author Ms Hidayah Amin, whose work, Leluhur: Singapore’s Kampong Gelam (Helang Books, 2019), illuminates the history of one of the oldest continuously inhabited areas of Singapore, has been awarded the 2021 NUS Singapor...
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08
September
2021
| 10:29 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) will be establishing a new research institute that will develop deep research and capabilities in the area of green finance and sustainability with an eye on Asia. The Sustainable and Green Finance Institute...
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07
September
2021
| 15:45 Asia/Singapore
Staying connected, close to 100 NUS alumni tuned in to a recent webinar – and were rewarded with nuggets of wisdom on being empowered and successful as a woman in today’s landscape. Held on 1 Sep, WoW: Ignite – TIES (Technological, Informational and ...
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07
September
2021
| 11:31 Asia/Singapore
As cities around the world continue to urbanise, there is a greater need to expand and optimise existing spaces. Cities have accelerated looking into how underutilised rooftop spaces might contribute to climate action, food production, and other purp...
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06
September
2021
| 13:18 Asia/Singapore
Climate change mitigation and other long-term infrastructure projects such as housing and public transportation networks are costly investments but they provide benefits to society for decades or even centuries in the future. By being able to conduct...
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02
September
2021
| 10:01 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) has risen four places to emerge 21st in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022. This is the best showing by NUS, and Singapore, since the rankings started in 2010. The Univers...
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01
September
2021
| 16:11 Asia/Singapore
COVID-19 may be the most consuming challenge of the present, but climate action will be the defining fight of generations, said Minister for National Development Mr Desmond Lee, as he urged youth to adopt sustainability as a core value.“Just as multi...
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01
September
2021
| 12:15 Asia/Singapore
A stone’s throw away from the NUS campus, tucked in a shady spot within Singapore Science Park, lies one of the newest innovation and incubation facilities powered by NUS Enterprise – the NUS Agritech Centre.Housed in the Cavendish building, the NUS ...
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August
2021
| 10:41 Asia/Singapore
Moving online in response to the global pandemic that has continued for more than a year, Kent Ridge Alumni Family Day 2021 invited alumni to reconnect with their alma mater online – to REIMAGINE a kaleidoscope of activities curated by the University...
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August
2021
| 09:00 Asia/Singapore
Two new interdisciplinary colleges have been announced at NUS, marking a new milestone in educational innovations by establishing interdisciplinary education at Singapore’s flagship university more strongly than before.Firstly, the University Scholar...
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23
August
2021
| 11:20 Asia/Singapore
While the global pandemic and travel restrictions may have kept NUS students in Singapore, the University continues to provide a rich overseas experience through a virtual iteration of the NUS Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER) program...
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20
August
2021
| 14:00 Asia/Singapore
The NUS School of Design and Environment (SDE) has earned yet another feather in its design excellence cap – clinching the coveted ‘Best of the Best’ award and emerging top in the ‘Learning Space’ category in the prestigious INDE.Awards 2021.The INDE...
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August
2021
| 15:47 Asia/Singapore
A joint study on the use and perceptions of intelligent automation in finance functions by NUS Business School, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and AI Singapore found that the majority of C-suite executives felt intelligent au...
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16
August
2021
| 18:10 Asia/Singapore
More than 23,500 graduates from the Classes of 2020 and 2021 can now look forward to in-person Commencement ceremonies, to be held from 1 Oct to 24 Oct 2021.Plans for in-person Commencement ceremonies were temporarily derailed due to the worsening CO...
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16
August
2021
| 10:59 Asia/Singapore
A sense of unity, strong creative capacity, and a solid social compact – these are the three strengths that Singapore possesses which will help the nation achieve a brighter future, according to Deputy Prime Minister Mr Heng Swee Keat.“(Our founding ...
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16
August
2021
| 09:13 Asia/Singapore
What are the reasons for vaccine hesitancy during the COVID-19 pandemic? How can governments enhance people’s well-being? How do we encourage people to eat healthily? The access to an unprecedented amount of data and scientists’ ability to analyse la...
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13
August
2021
| 13:45 Asia/Singapore
The University today announced the appointment of Professor Lionel Wee as the new Dean of its Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and Co-Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences. Prof Wee will take over the helm from Prof Robbie Goh as t...
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13
August
2021
| 13:44 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) has released its inaugural Impact Report, highlighting the University’s wide-ranging contributions over the past five years, from 2016 to 2020.The report details the University’s efforts and progress in shap...
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12
August
2021
| 16:12 Asia/Singapore
It was performances galore at the 7 Aug Rag Day showcase which premiered live on YouTube. As part of the annual NUS Students’ Union (NUSSU) flagship event, Rag and Flag Day, Rag Day was held to thank the public for its generous Flag Day donations.Thi...
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11
August
2021
| 11:45 Asia/Singapore
As a university that prioritises its impact on society through education, NUS has established Teach Singapore (Teach SG), a three-year programme that enables student volunteers to provide academic coaching and mentoring to children and youth from low...
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