08 September 2018 | Community, General News

Themed If We Dream, the NUS Arts Festival 2018 commemorates the 25th anniversary of NUS Centre for the Arts and brings together student artists, faculty members and industry professionals in an eclectic mix of compelling performances, immersive experiences and profound conversations that envision the potency, and sometimes the perils, of dreaming.

Tamil Murasu

08 September 2018 | General News

Prof Danny Quah, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, opined that size matters in light of Trump’s tariff wars and the likely damage may be less than feared. However, the loss of US leadership will not be measurable by numbers alone.

The Straits Times

07 September 2018 | General News

Prof Seeram Ramakrishna, Chair of the Circular Economy Taskforce at NUS opined that critics, advocates, researchers, industries, businesses, policy makers and communities have to make more conscious and consensus efforts to formulate sound metrics and robust evaluation methods to measure effectiveness and progress towards a circular materials economy.

Tabla!

06 September 2018 | Community

The free annual healthcare screenings for residents of rental HDB flats – started by medical students from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS in 2007 – will be expanded to include more health checks. From this year, the residents will also have mental health checks for depression and hearing tests, and be taught how to avoid falls.

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06 September 2018 | Research

A new World Wildlife Fund study conducted in partnership with NUS Business School showed that ASEAN banks are falling short in climate risk management.

Channel NewsAsia

06 September 2018 | Research

NUS and National Parks Board are collaborating on a research project to document the ecology, local distribution and conservation status of bees in Singapore. The project has so far recorded several new species which reveal that various native solitary and stingless bees are likely the major pollinators for a wide range of locally vulnerable or endangered plant species in forests and mangroves.

The Straits Times

06 September 2018 | General News

Dr Mathew Mathews and Mr Leonard Lim from the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS opined that the reactions of Singaporeans to the issues raised over the film, Crazy Rich Asians, revealed a particular contradiction – despite Singaporeans' willingness to air their views, their beliefs may not necessarily translate into action in their daily lives.

The Straits Times

06 September 2018 | Research

Asst Prof Winston Chow from the Dept of Geography at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences pointed out that water use in Singapore is still high relative to other cities and opined that individual and commercial water demand can be lowered to reduce drought vulnerability.

The Straits Times

06 September 2018 | Education

NUS President Prof Tan Eng Chye shared the University’s lifelong learning initiatives, which included the establishment of the NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education in 2016, and a six-month “Programming Methodology” course which was offered to about 280 NUS alumni.

Lianhe Zaobao

06 September 2018 | Education

In his first IPS-Nathan Lecture titled “The Long and Short of Singapore History: Cycles, Pivots and Continuities”, Yale-NUS College President Prof Tan Tai Yong examined how Singapore has evolved over a period of 700 years. Prof Tan is the 6th S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore.

Lianhe Zaobao