18 November 2017 | Community

NUS students from Kent Ridge Hall and special education students from AWWA, a social service organisation, decorated six of the ChariTrees installed at Marina Bay.

Lianhe Zaobao

17 November 2017 | Education, General News

Assoc Prof Hsu Lu Yang of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS and medical historian Dr Loh Kah Seng discussed how Singapore can contribute to the global effort in antimicrobial resistance and infection prevention.


17 November 2017 | General News

Prof Albert R Newsome, Raffles Professor of History at NUS in 2005 and Distinguished Professor of History and Director of the Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill noted that a new generation bred on smartphones and social media is changing social mores. He discussed what the heavy reliance on electronic technology is doing to both our own moral development and to our ability to connect deeply with others around us.

The Straits Times

17 November 2017 | General News

Ms Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo in Japan, gave a public lecture at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS on 17 November 2017. Ms Koike was in Singapore as the 60th Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow, under a programme that invites outstanding individuals for high level visits.

The Straits Times

17 November 2017 | General News, Research

Renowned crab expert Prof Peter Ng, Head of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) at NUS and Programme Director of Singapore’s Marine Science Research and Development Programme, commented on the behaviour of coconut crabs after a video of a coconut crab killing a seabird had gone viral. Prof Ng doubted that this is something the crabs do on a regular basis, going by his observations through his research on crabs since the 1990s, including trips to Christmas Island to study coconut crabs.

The Straits Times

17 November 2017 | Research

Yale-NUS College and Surbana Jurong will work together to test smart city solutions within the campus. Both parties will use their respective resources and expertise to develop a digital masterplan for “Smart City in a Campus”, an initiative by Yale-NUS College.

Berita Harian

16 November 2017 | Education, General News

Graduates from NUS are now 16th most employable in the world, according to the Global University Employability Ranking 2017 published by Times Higher Education. NUS is the only Singapore university to rank among the world’s 20 best universities for employment, and it is fourth in Asia in the global survey.

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15 November 2017 | Research

A team of researchers led by Prof Lim Chwee Teck from Dept of Biomedical Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering has developed an ultra-thin microfiber sensor that can monitor the state of its wearer’s health in real-time. By monitoring one’s pulse waveform, the sensor can detect stiffness in the blood vessels caused by the build-up of fatty deposits, which could trigger a heart attack or stroke over time.

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15 November 2017 | Education, Research, Community

Thirteen NUS researchers have been identified among the world’s most influential researchers according to the 2017 Highly Cited Researchers report released by Clarivate Analytics. These eminent NUS researchers have been recognised to have consistently won peer approval from across the globe for their remarkable research in their respective fields as the research papers they have published between 2005 and 2015 were highly cited.

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15 November 2017 | General News

Dr Mathew Mathews, Senior Research Fellow and Mr Leonard Lim, Research Associate, both from the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS noted that a greater proportion of respondents from a recent survey on Ethnic Identity picked a choice involving the Singaporean identity indicates that the notion of "Singaporean-ness" resonates with many of us. In contrast, comparatively fewer see themselves purely in ethnic terms. The writers also highlighted that many Singaporeans rate speaking English as a more important trait of being Singaporean than being able to trace one's ethnic heritage.

The Straits Times