09 January 2015 | Education

NUS undergraduate Ms Carol Cheng picked up an award at the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) Excel Fest for her invention of mobile phone application Speed Photofit, which allows witnesses of crimes to create a rough sketch of suspects on their phones and send it to the police.

07 January 2015 | General News

Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, opined that there is an extraordinary consensus among East Asian leaders that Asia needs to use this window of opportunity to focus on economic development and growth, and that engaging in war would derail their enormous development promise.

06 January 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the NUS Business School identified four phases of the governance journey "Awakening, Awareness, Compliance, and performance " noting that most companies and boards have not moved beyond mere compliance.

06 January 2015 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, observed that even as China brings about its own sustainable development, it is well-placed to bring developing countries beyond the structural imbalances that characterise the current global economy.

05 January 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Qian Zhou from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at NUS, who is also the chair of the Singapore International Violin Competition, shared her memories of competing, the influential people who helped her in her career, her relationship with her parents, her life in the United States while studying at the Baltimore's Peabody Conservatory and her solo career.

05 January 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Ang Swee Hoon from the NUS Dept of Marketing shared her views on bringing the classroom to the business world and this includes getting students to relate to the business community through solving real¬-world cases in competitions.

05 January 2015 | Community, Education

More than 50 students from various tertiary institutions including NUS participated in a project called "In Our Shoes" organised by the Bronx Creative and Design Centre. Fifteen NUS students who participated in the project designed sneakers inspired by the 'Kallang Wave' using a pattern with little dolls that symbolised the waves.

04 January 2015 | Research

Assoc Prof Fong Wai Mun from the NUS Dept of Finance, in a research on the problematic behaviours of Singapore investors for a book he was writing last year, found that aside from over confidence, investors have a tendency to read market trends when there really are none.

04 January 2015 | Research

A group of NUS researchers, led by Prof Rudolf Meier from the NUS Dept of Biological Sciences and Deputy Head of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at NUS, had used state-of-the-art genetic sequencing for a study on the critically endangered banded leaf monkey in Singapore, and to come up with strategies to protect the species from extinction here.

04 January 2015 | Community, Education

Over 100 students from secondary schools, madrasahs, junior colleges and polytechnics attended the Muslim Outreach Programme which was organised by a group of local Malay undergraduates from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS to increase the interest in medicine studies amongst Malay youths.