19 November 2018 | Education

Yale-NUS student Ahmad Musthofa Murdifi had the opportunity to go on a study-trip to Uganda and Rwanda, after receiving a bursary from the Lembaga Biasiswa Kenangan Maulud (LBKM) worth $1,200, which would also allow him to participate in similar programmes in the future. The six-week trip sparked his interest in issues such as intrastate conflicts and international law.

Berita Harian

18 November 2018 | General News

NUS Business School students Henry Wat, Germaine Tyo, Joey Ho and Oh Chin Keong clinched the top prize of a competition organised by the Singapore Exchange and NUS Business School which asked students to create a strategy to increase the level of sustainability investing in locally listed companies.

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16 November 2018 | General News

Prof Teo Yik Ying, Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS noted that the recent proposal to introduce standardised tobacco packaging has elicited strong responses from diverse sectors. He opined that the move complements anti-smoking measures, such as the ban on point-of-sale display.

The Straits Times

15 November 2018 | Education

NUS has jumped six spots to be placed 10th in the latest Global University Employability Ranking compiled annually by French human resource consultancy Emerging and published by Times Higher Education. It is the only Singapore university in the global top 10, and one of Asia’s top two universities for employment.

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15 November 2018 | Education, General News

NUS hosted a special dialogue with The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, on 15 November 2018, which was attended by about 400 members of the NUS community. Themed “Canada and Asia in a Changing World”, the dialogue discussed about trade, the global debate on multilateralism and nationalist populism, as well as the role of Internet and social media in global politics.

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15 November 2018 | Research, General News

Asst Prof Sin Harng Luh from the Dept of Geography at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences noted that the government’s usage of technology such as the Singapore Tourism Analytics Network to understand tourism data and trends needs to be done with a conscious effort to avoid the aggregating lure of statistics. He opined that Artificial Intelligence related technologies, when appropriately developed and integrated with tourism, can be very useful in creating and curating personalised experiences.

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14 November 2018 | General News

Mr Alex Capri, Visiting Senior Fellow from the Dept of Analytics and Operations at NUS Business School noted that while the past three decades featured a period in history with arguably the most rapid, massive and spectacular transfer of wealth from one major economic power to another, the next phase of Sino-US relations will be defined by barriers, prohibitions and restrictions. He opined that increased US-China decoupling in the tech sector is a real and increasingly likely scenario.

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13 November 2018 | Education, General News

NUS conferred the Honorary Doctor of Laws on Prime Minister of Malaysia YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the NUS Distinguished Alumni Service Award on YABhg Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Haji Mohd Ali on 13 November 2018. The Special Conferment ceremony was presided by Madam Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore and NUS Chancellor.

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13 November 2018 | General News

Dr Gillian Koh, Deputy Director (Research) at the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS discussed the highlights of the 2018 Central Executive Committee election, and noted that all eyes will be on the appointments of assistant secretaries-general and chairman.

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13 November 2018 | Education, General News

Working professionals can now build up their legal knowledge in industry-specific areas through courses at the NUS Law Academy, which caters to both practising lawyers and non-lawyers. The new Academy was officially launched on 12 November 2018 by Mr Edwin Tong, Senior Minister of State for Law and Health, at the graduation ceremony of 29 senior Home Team officers, who completed the inaugural Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice programme.

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