Staff Awards

Staff Awards

Welcome to the Staff Awards website, where we recognise and celebrate the achievements of our faculty and staff. If you wish to share any prizes or awards received, new appointments or memberships in prestigious boards or societies, and other notable achievements in the last six months, we would love to hear from you.

17 April 2019

Prof Kishore Mahbubani honoured by US academy

Professor Kishore Mahbubani, ambassador, Founding Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, and author, has been elected a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1780, the Academy awards membership to individuals with compelling achievements in academia, business, government and public affairs, and engages them in advancing the public good.

Professor Kishore Mahbubani, ambassador, Founding Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, and author, has been elected a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1780, the Academy awards membership to individuals with compelling achievements in academia, business, government and public affairs, and engages them in advancing the public good.

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10 April 2019

Five receive NUS Distinguished Arts and Social Sciences Alumni Award

The NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) celebrated the achievements of five outstanding alumni at the FASS STARS Awards 2019 for excellence in various fields locally and internationally, and for their work which contributed to the betterment of society and the promotion of the arts and social sciences.

The NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) celebrated the achievements of five outstanding alumni at the FASS STARS Awards 2019 for excellence in various fields locally and internationally, and for their work which contributed to the betterment of society and the promotion of the arts and social sciences.

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10 April 2019

Duke-NUS Medical School researchers recognised

Five researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School were honoured for their outstanding translational and clinical research by the Singapore Ministry of Health’s National Medical Research Council. Professor Karl Tryggvason, Professor David M Virshup and Professor Antonio Bertoletti received the Singapore Translational Research Investigator Award, while Professor Ooi Eng Eong and Associate Professor Ong Sin Tiong clinched the esteemed Clinician Scientist Award – Senior Investigator.

Five researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School were honoured for their outstanding translational and clinical research by the Singapore Ministry of Health’s National Medical Research Council. Professor Karl Tryggvason, Professor David M Virshup and Professor Antonio Bertoletti received the Singapore Translational Research Investigator Award, while Professor Ooi Eng Eong and Associate Professor Ong Sin Tiong clinched the esteemed Clinician Scientist Award – Senior Investigator.

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02 April 2019

US-ASEAN Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award

Assistant Professor Vincent Pang Junxiong, Director of the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research at the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, has been awarded the US-ASEAN Fulbright Visiting Scholarship 2018.

Assistant Professor Vincent Pang Junxiong, Director of the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research at the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, has been awarded the US-ASEAN Fulbright Visiting Scholarship 2018.

The scholarship allowed him to carry out three months of research at Duke University in the US from September to December 2018, with a focus on global health security threat due to dengue. One of the aims of the study is to assess the global preparedness against dengue outbreaks, especially in dengue non-endemic regions. Asst Prof Pang presented part of his work at the 3rd Raffles Dialogue (2018) on the Future of Human Well-Being and Security as one of 10 selected 2018 Raffles Fellows.

The Fulbright US-ASEAN Initiative aims to deepen people-to-people engagement and strengthen educational ties through partnerships focusing on a wide range of subjects, including innovative teaching methods, maritime security, climate change, health, political security and wildlife trafficking. To date, 60 scholars from the 10 ASEAN member states have been awarded the scholarships.

13 February 2019

Impactful work wins visual art award

Dr Chen Yanyun, Lecturer at Yale-NUS College, has won the Art Outreach IMPART Award under the artist category for her body of floral works that blends classical Eastern and Western mythologies, drawing methods and techniques.

Dr Chen Yanyun, Lecturer at Yale-NUS College, has won the Art Outreach IMPART Award under the artist category for her body of floral works that blends classical Eastern and Western mythologies, drawing methods and techniques.

She received the award from Member of Parliament Mr Baey Yam Keng at the IMPART Awards Gala Dinner on 26 January 2019. 

The IMPART Awards provide funding towards each winner’s artistic practice and an exchange programme to New York managed by Art Outreach, a non-profit art education organisation. The Awards, which aim to support the professional development of emerging talent in visual arts in Singapore, provide impactful career building opportunities to promising individuals by offering them international exchanges to renowned art institutions and valuable exposure to leading practitioners.

24 January 2019

Albert Tiu’s Grand Russian gets thumbs-up

Grand Russian, a CD recording by Associate Professor Albert Tiu of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at NUS, was named one of the Best Classical Albums by The Straits Times in 2018. It was also highly recommended by American Record Guide, the oldest classical music review magazine in the US.

Grand Russian, a CD recording by Associate Professor Albert Tiu of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at NUS, was named one of the Best Classical Albums by The Straits Times in December 2018.  The Singapore broadsheet cited, “Tchaikovsky’s Grand Sonata and Rachmaninov’s First Sonata play for well over half an hour each and Singapore-based Filipino pianist Albert Tiu goes for the big picture. Tiu is a Romantic at heart and this production of Singapore’s Yong Siew Toh Conservatory can stand up to scrutiny with the best recordings of the classical catalogue.”

American Record Guide, the oldest classical music review magazine in the US, noted in its January/February 2019 issue, “Even with some legendary competition in this repertoire, Tiu stands tall with his interpretations and technical accomplishment. His musical phrasing and balancing of simultaneous melodic ideas, especially in the Rachmaninov, are notable. He brings out things I have not heard before in a lifetime of listening to these works. The piano playing, along with superb recorded sound, put this recording very high on my ‘recommended’ list."

The Classical Elements, another CD by Assoc Prof Tiu, was rated 5 out of 5 stars by International Piano in its September/October 2018 issue. The collection of 20 pieces is based on the four elements of Earth, Air, Water and Fire. The review said, “The four Berio pieces, Erdenklavier, Luftklavier, Wasserklavier and Feuerklavier form the spine of the recital, performed with high intellect and superb technique. But what really grips is the juxtaposition of the familiar (Debussy’s Preludes) with lesser-known offerings (Griffes' The Night Winds, charmingly Impressionistic, or Ibert’s Le vent dans les ruines). Superb and well recorded.”

Released on the Centaur label and produced by Professor Bernard Lanskey, Dean of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, the two CDs were recorded at the Conservatory Concert Hall. Both projects were made possible with funding from the Conservatory.