NUS - National University of Singapore Newsroom (Press Releases)

2021
06
May
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
The living organism is kept alive and healthy by an intricate network of biochemical processes. These are remarkably resilient in responding to changes in the environment, but they can sometimes go wrong. A key tenet of medicine is to understand thes...
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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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03
May
2021
| 18:06 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) today received gifts totalling S$6 million from the Prima Group, in conjunction with its diamond anniversary, which will support a professorship, scholarships ...
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23
April
2021
| 14:18 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) announced today that Mr Clarence Ti, outgoing Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) Principal and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), has been appointed Deputy President (Administration) with effect from 12 May 2021. In this...
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23
April
2021
| 12:00 Asia/Singapore
The NUS Business School’s Centre for Governance and Sustainability conducted a joint study with SGX RegCo and KPMG in Singapore on “Perspectives of Financial Institutions on Sustainability Disclosures” which revealed that financial institutions in Si...
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21
April
2021
| 14:20 Asia/Singapore
Concrete is the most consumed man-made material on Earth. Each year, about three tonnes of concrete are used per person. While the environmental impact of man-made materials like plastics has been widely publicised for decades, the dramatic effects o...
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20
April
2021
| 11:21 Asia/Singapore
Metals are one of the most widely used materials in the world - they are used in cookware, tools, electric appliances, electric wires, computer chips, jewelry and so on. With the growing demand for metal products, it is crucial to promote sustainable...
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14
April
2021
| 09:00 Asia/Singapore
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has recently developed a simple solution to address two of the world’s biggest problems – water scarcity and food shortage. They created a solar-powered, fully automated device cal...
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01
April
2021
| 10:30 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) will offer two new graduate programmes in digital financial technology (FinTech) in the new academic year, to help build a robust ecosystem of high-quality research talent and capabilities to support the fas...
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31
March
2021
| 11:43 Asia/Singapore
Professor Simon Chesterman will be continuing on as Dean of the Faculty of Law (NUS Law) for a fourth term. The extension of Prof Chesterman’s appointment as NUS Law’s 14th Dean follows a recent decision by Professor Hans Tjio to relinquish his upcom...
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29
March
2021
| 17:18 Asia/Singapore
Largest corporate gift received by NUS to date will support talent development and innovation in key areas such as AI and data scienceDeepens long-term partnership between NUS and Sea to nurture and grow Singapore’s tech ecosystem...
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24
March
2021
| 10:12 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) will have two new members on its Board of Trustees for terms beginning on 1 April 2021, while two are stepping down. The new members are Dr Sudha Nair, Executive Director, PAVE, and Mr Forrest Li, Founder, C...
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18
March
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the second most common cancer overall. Although it can now be treated with drugs, many of these drugs mysteriously stop working after some time, causing a relapse.Now a team of researcher...
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17
March
2021
| 12:50 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, will embark on a joint collaboration on smart buildings research. Johnson Controls will commit about S$5 million into thi...
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17
March
2021
| 10:02 Asia/Singapore
Healthy and cancer cells can look similar under a microscope. One way of differentiating them is by examining the level of acidity, or pH level, inside the cells.Tapping on this distinguishing characteristic, a research team from the National Univers...
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12
March
2021
| 10:05 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) announced today that it will be appointing Professor Hans Tjio as the new Dean of its Faculty of Law (NUS Law). Prof Tjio will succeed Professor Simon Chesterman as NUS Law’s 15th Dean with effect from 1 Jul...
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10
March
2021
| 20:06 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) becomes the first series of buildings in Singapore, as well as the foremost in the educational sector worldwide to achieve the WELL™ Health-Safety Rating by the Interna...
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25
February
2021
| 10:21 Asia/Singapore
X-ray imaging is widely used in areas such as healthcare and forensic science, but existing X-ray machines are unable to capture curved three-dimensional (3D) objects at high resolution, and they are also relatively expensive. Now, an international t...
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22
February
2021
| 14:00 Asia/Singapore
About 7,000 incoming students at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will now have the opportunity to contribute to community projects in a refreshed General Education curriculum which will give students a more holistic learning experience. St...
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19
February
2021
| 14:56 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School has launched a new Master of Science (MSc) in Human Capital Management & Analytics (MSc HCMA) programme to meet industry demand for human resource professionals skilled in data analytics. App...
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19
February
2021
| 14:00 Asia/Singapore
Higher starting salaries1 for fresh graduates from 19 coursesMore than nine in 10 fresh graduates from Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Computing, Design & Environment, Engineering, Nursing, Science, and Yale-NUS College employed within six months...
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08
February
2021
| 10:58 Asia/Singapore
This year, more students aspiring to read law at the National University of Singapore will get the opportunity to be considered for a place at the Faculty of Law (NUS Law). The move to cast the net wider, seeking a larger and more diverse pool of pro...
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04
February
2021
| 14:35 Asia/Singapore
Today’s digital world generates vast amounts of data every second. Hence, there is a need for memory chips that can store more data in less space, as well as the ability to read and write that data faster while using less energy.Researchers from the ...
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03
February
2021
| 15:08 Asia/Singapore
Home owners, especially those staying in noisy districts, can look forward to greater living comfort with a new invention by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) that reduces outdoor noise...
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02
February
2021
| 10:17 Asia/Singapore
For vegetables to grow well, it is not enough to just give them sunlight and water. They need a whole community of micro-organisms to help them grow healthily.Now, a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), led by Associat...
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29
January
2021
| 14:17 Asia/Singapore
Singapore has warmed notably since the mid-1970s when rapid urbanisation took place, at a rate of 0.25 degrees Celsius per decade according to the Meteorological Service Singapore. The rate is higher than the global average rate of 0.17 degree Celsiu...
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29
January
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
Researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School have found that the COVID-19 pandemic causes anxiety or depression in a third of adults, and that women, younger adults, and those of lower socioeconomic status are more susceptible. Their findings raise aware...
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28
January
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
Blood is vital to life, and a healthy body replenishes worn-out blood cells with new ones throughout one’s lifetime. If something goes wrong with this process, serious illness will result.Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) ha...
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26
January
2021
| 08:31 Asia/Singapore
Singapore is in the midst of its Smart Nation transformation, and researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have a new invention that could take it a big step forward.It is a network of smart electrical sockets controlled by a central...
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25
January
2021
| 10:19 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) today announced the official launch of its enhanced NUS career+ mobile app – exclusive to its students – that leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data. More than 13,000 NUS students have downloade...
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