NUS welcomed some 28,500 prospective students and their families on its annual Open Day, which was held at NUS University Town and Bukit Timah Campus on 10 March 2018.
A recent survey conducted by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, in partnership with Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute and presented to the Labour Research Conference in 2017, has revealed worrying statistics of seriously underemployed Singaporean graduates.
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Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, discussed how the launch of Space X's Falcon 9 rocket and the German trade union's successful petition recently for a 28-hour work-week reflect the modern root cause of inequality in society.
Assoc Prof Alexandre Chan from the Dept of Pharmacy at NUS Faculty of Science led a study of 131 breast cancer survivors which has found that three in 10 of the people studied complained of cognitive issues up to a year after chemotherapy had ended.
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Assoc Prof David Tan from NUS Faculty of Law discussed the star power of athletes as a promotional dream and the commercial appropriation of fame.
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Assoc Prof Chang Jiat Hwee from the Dept of Architecture at NUS School of Design and Environment and Mr Ho Weng Hin, a partner at Studio Lapis, an architectural conservation specialist consultancy, opined that Singapore’s modernist icons such as Pearl Bank, Golden Mile Complex and People’s Park Complex could be creatively conserved and rehabilitated, in ways that benefit all stakeholders.
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Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Mr Ong Ye Kung gave the keynote address at the 12th ISAS International Conference on South Asia, organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies at NUS. He shared his view that Singapore will continue to be the trading hub of the region even with the opening of the Belt and Road Initiative and the Arctic Route.
Prof Seeram Ramakrishna, Director of the Center for Nanofibers and Nanotechnology at NUS, opined that the mind is the goldmine for innovations, adding that mind inspired technologies is a new frontier, and will change the way we live in the future.