12 November 2017 | Community, General News

The Muslim Healthcare Professionals Association and the Syafaa Group, comprising a group of nursing and medical students from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine organised a forum to discuss the common misunderstandings and concerns regarding organ transplant so as to raise awareness on the topic, and its importance and benefits to the Muslim community.

Berita Minggu

11 November 2017 | General News

The book Tommy Koh – Serving Singapore and the World, was launched as Prof Tommy Koh turns 80, and it celebrates his achievements and the impact they had on Singapore and the world. Prof Koh is Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Centre for International Law at NUS Faculty of Law and Rector of Tembusu College at NUS.

TODAY, The Sunday Times, Lianhe Zaobao

11 November 2017 | Entrepreneurship, General News

During a three-day visit to Indonesia, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information, met representatives from digital companies and tech entrepreneurs, including start-ups operating at BLOCK71 Jakarta, an incubation facility launched in July 2017 by NUS Enterprise and Salim Group to provide Singaporean and Indonesian entrepreneurs a platform to network.

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11 November 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Nitin Pangarkar from the Department of Strategy and Policy at NUS Business School explained why he is in favour of free market capitalism even though it has its flaws.

The Straits Times

11 November 2017 | General News

Distinguished Visiting Prof Asit K Biswas at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS and Dr Cecilia Tortajada, Senior Research Fellow at the School’s Institute of Water Policy noted that as the effects of environmental pollution in China become more devastating and visible, the government has strengthened its Environmental Protection Law this year for the first time in a quarter of a century.

The Straits Times

10 November 2017 | Research

This is a feature contributed by NUS President Prof Tan Chorh Chuan, together with NTU President Prof Bertil Andersson and Prof Low Teck Seng, Chief Executive of the National Research Foundation Singapore, on the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), situated at NUS University Town, and the research projects undertaken at the campus. CREATE will commemorate its 10th anniversary by showcasing research which has brought practical benefits to Singapore. The research projects include a self-driving wheelchair introduced by researchers from NUS and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Future Urban Mobility team, and an advanced form of liquid biopsy by Clearbridge Biomedics, which pave the way for the next generation of non-invasive cancer, using technology that is licensed from NUS and SMART.

The Straits Times

10 November 2017 | General News

Dr Noeleen Heyzer, a member of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Advisory Board on Mediation and an NUS Board of Trustees member, noted that the crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has seen the fastest refugee exodus anywhere in the world since the Rwanda genocide of 1994. She stated two issues revealed by the terrible humanitarian consequences of the Rakhine crisis and also highlighted three priorities for Asean to address the current crisis and to prevent such crises from deepening in the future.

The Straits Times

10 November 2017 | Research, General News

A joint study was conducted by NUS and the National Parks Board to illustrate how high-rise greenery has a part to play in housing wildlife. The study looked at biodiversity in roof gardens here from May 2014 to December 2015, and recorded some 53 bird species and 57 butterfly species in over 30 study sites. According to the study, the first of its kind in Asia, roof gardens that attract the most wildlife are located below 50m in a building; have a larger planted area of more than 1,100 sq m; and have flower-and fruit-bearing plants.

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10 November 2017 | General News

Asst Prof Rohan Mukherjee from Yale-NUS College wrote that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, when returned to power in December 2012, authored an article calling for the development of “Asia’s democratic security diamond”, which would involve Japan, India, the US and Australia. This grouping is what has come to be known as the Quadrilateral, or Quad, which many US and Japanese strategists see as the bedrock of a secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.

Channel NewsAsia Online

09 November 2017 | Education, Community

A team led by Mr Yuan Yuchuan, a third-year computing student at NUS School of Computing, has developed a new mobile app for the Lions Befrienders Service Association (Singapore) to allow volunteers to track the moods and mental states of the elderly during home visits. The app was introduced on the 10th anniversary celebration of the School’s Computing for Voluntary Welfare Organisations initiative.

TODAY, Lianhe Zaobao