13 July 2018 | General News, Education

NUS Commencement 2018 will be held over 23 ceremonies from 12 to 19 July 2018. A total of 10,867 NUS graduates will receive their degrees - 6,785 receiving Bachelor’s degrees and 4,082 graduate degrees. Justice Chao Hick Tin, Senior Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore, was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Laws, the University’s highest honour, at the Main Ceremony held on 12 July 2018. 

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10 July 2018 | General News

Mr Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, attended the Asia Policy Forum organised by the Asia Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, Singapore Business Federation and Singapore Manufacturing Federation on 9 July 2018. The Government of Andhra Pradesh also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute and presented the Institute with a gift of S$500,000 as funding for joint research projects.

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10 July 2018 | General News

The Asia Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS conducted a survey “Productivity Tracking and Efficiency Monitoring Index”, which found that the local logistics sector and the precision engineering sector have the highest and lowest productivity and efficiency levels respectively compared to other sectors.

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10 July 2018 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, who has discussed Marxism in China over the past few decades, noted that the ideology has become increasingly “sinologised”.

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10 July 2018 | General News

Cultural Medallion winner Lin Gao will be teaching a Chinese literature writing course at the Department of Chinese Studies at NUS from next semester.

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09 July 2018 | Research

AI Singapore’s AI Speech Lab, led by Prof Li Haizhou from the Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering, and Assoc Prof Chng Eng Siong from NTU, has created a speech recognition system to transcribe and log each call received in real time. For now, the system is programmed to recognise English and Mandarin with some Hokkien and Malay, though it can be customised to incorporate other languages. The Singapore Civil Defence Force and four other government agencies are using the AI system to ease their workload in emergency dispatch calls.

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09 July 2018 | Education, Research

Asst Prof of Psychology Paul O’Keefe from Yale-NUS College, together with  researchers from Stanford University, have conducted a study which suggested that students should be wary of trying to identify their passions and interests too early in life as it could limit their education and hinder their potential. The study also noted that students who zero in on a narrow range of interests would find it difficult tackling problems that arise in other disciplines. The findings were published in Psychological Science journal.

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08 July 2018 | Community

Assoc Prof Thang Leng Leng from the Dept of Japanese Studies, NUS Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences discusses how continuing to work after retirement age can also bring a sense of satisfaction.

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08 July 2018 | Education

Mark Goh is a student from Duke-NUS Medical School and a kidney transplant survivor, who decided to study medicine to continue the good work of doctors who helped him while he was ill. He also wants to show children with chronic illnesses and their parents that a bright future is possible.

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07 July 2018 | Community, General News

Mr Tan Jin Meng, a postgraduate student from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS opined that instead of allowing Medisave to be used directly for severe disability care, we should use extra funds to pay for higher, shared coverage in CareShield Life – a national insurance scheme which will be launched in 2020.

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