25 May 2017 | Education, Community

The National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre and NUS Business School signed a memorandum of understanding on 24 May 2017 to cement the launch of a five-month programme to groom talents across various organisations in leadership and corporate giving. NUS Business School will host fellowship learning modules and guest lectures in related topics.

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24 May 2017 | General News

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean gave a 20-minute speech, which centred on the “broad and longstanding relationship” between Singapore and China, at a forum held by the East Asian Institute at NUS to mark its 20th anniversary.

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24 May 2017 | Research

A team of researchers, led by Assoc Prof Tan Kok Kiong from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering, and Adjunct Assoc Prof Lynne Lim from the Department of Otolaryngology at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, has developed a novel handheld device for the treatment of a common ear condition called Otitis Media with Effusion, or “glue ear”. The invention, known as CLiKX, could significantly improve current surgical methods.

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24 May 2017 | Research

An NUS study led by Prof Koh Woon Puay from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS and Duke-NUS Medical School, found that adults who drink at least one 240ml glass of cow’s milk every day have a 12 per cent lower risk of diabetes than those who do not drink milk at all. They also have a 6 per cent lower risk of hypertension, another common chronic ailment affecting Singaporeans.

The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao

24 May 2017 | General News

Watercolourist Mr Harry Chin Chun Wah was accorded the Friend of Heritage Award at the annual Patron of Heritage Awards by the National Heritage Board. Mr Chin donated 19 of his art pieces to the NUS Museum last year which nominated him for the award.

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24 May 2017 | Education, General News

The Centre for Biomedical Ethics at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has produced an open-access casebook that deals with the everyday ethical challenges of caring for the elderly. It was inspired by the observations of one of the authors, Assoc Prof Jacqueline Chin, of the "moral distress" faced by medical professionals in end-of-life care while she was doing research for a report in 2011.

The Straits Times, Tamil Murasu

24 May 2017 | Education, General News

The Dept of Chinese Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences currently has more than 10 scholarships, bursaries and awards contributed by donors including clan associations, businessmen and culturati. This was in light of an increasing number of organisations from the private sector setting up endowment funds to support Chinese education and research in Singapore.

Lianhe Zaobao

24 May 2017 | Education, Entrepreneurship

NUS student He Yue Long was among a group of more than 40 students from the NUS Overseas College that visited the Shanghai headquarters of Ctrip, a China online travel platform. He recounted an interaction session between the students and Ctrip’s CEO, Ms Sun Jie and also noted that Singapore's bilingual policy has produced talents that are needed by many large corporations.

Lianhe Zaobao

24 May 2017 | General News

Professor M Ramesh, UNESCO Chair for Social Policy Design in Asia at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy discussed Singapore’s success in providing affordable and accessible acute healthcare. He noted that Singapore had been ranked second in the Bloomberg Healthcare Efficiency Index 2016 and is increasingly acknowledged for achieving excellent healthcare outcomes at modest costs.

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23 May 2017 | Education

NUS has launched three new part-time degree programmes in business analytics, cybersecurity and software engineering to meet growing demand for professionals in these sectors. The Bachelor of Technology (BTech) programmes will be offered on a part-time basis from August 2017 by SCALE, in partnership with the NUS School of Computing. SCALE is also introducing seven new Undergraduate Certificate Courses, which are stackable towards the BTech programmes.

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