18 August 2015 | Research

Asst Prof Irene Elisabeth De Pater from the Dept of Management and Organisation at NUS Business School, shared the findings of a project which she co-researched, that found several characteristics influencing attitudes towards training and development of older employees.

18 August 2015 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, discussed the challenges that China faces today in implementing the reforms that are formulated at its top levels, and opined that this leads to a risk of unintended consequences that may work against the reforms.

17 August 2015 | Education

NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost, Prof Tan Eng Chye, shared how freshmen could make the best out of their university education. He highlighted the grade-free semester, which was introduced to help NUS freshmen in transitioning into a new academic culture at university, and also encouraged students to take advantage of learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

17 August 2015 | Research

A team of scientists from NUS and A*STAR, led by Prof Chang Young-Tae from the Dept of Chemistry at NUS Faculty of Science, has come up with a tool that can help researchers better understand neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

16 August 2015 | Education

Ms Nur Syafiqah was one of the 19 Muslim polytechnic and university graduates recognised at the Mendaki Club Graduates' Tea which was graced by Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs Dr Yaacob Ibrahim. She had graduated with a first class honours in Chemistry from NUS and is now pursuing her PhD in the same discipline through an NUS scholarship.

16 August 2015 | General News

Ambassador Chan Heng Chee, who is a member of the NUS Board of Trustees, shared about her passion for teaching and her stint at the University of Singapore, a predecessor institution of NUS, which lasted more than 20 years. She also provided insights on her transition from academics to diplomacy, and how her cultural and artistic inspirations were a result of her exposure to Cantonese opera since young.

15 August 2015 | General News

Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, noted that there is a major disconnect between what Singaporeans see as their own personal values and those of the society and hopes that in the next 50 years, Singaporeans will display the values that they claim they have, and the values they want to see in the society.

14 August 2015 | General News

Prof Walter Woon, Deputy Chairman of the Centre for International Law at NUS, opined that reconciliation between Japan, China and Korea can take place only if the Japanese people know what their forefathers did in the 1930s and 1940s, and that reconciliation requires a frank recognition that Japanese aggression against China, its occupation of South-east Asia and its colonial past in Korea were wrong.

14 August 2015 | Research

Prof Rudolf Meier, Deputy Head of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at NUS, explained why males of most animal species are better looking than their female counterparts, and why this is not the case with humans.

14 August 2015 | General News

Researchers from the NUS Tropical Marine Science Institute and the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at NUS, who were involved in Singapore's first Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey, have uncovered at least 17 animal species new to science, including crabs and worms.