07 April 2015 | General News

Prof Wang Gungwu, Chairman of East Asian Institute at NUS, shared his insights on world history and China. The interview was in conjunction with the book launch of The Eurasian Core and Its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World.

07 April 2015 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, discussed the significance of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding Prime Minister, in post-colonial world history. He noted that the Singapore model which Mr Lee has built is of relevance to different societies when it comes to the selection and innovation of political, economic and social systems.

06 April 2015 | Education

The Dept of Chinese Studies at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is offering its first bilingual course titled 'Bridging East and West: Exploring Chinese Communications' as a General Education module open to NUS students from all faculties. The success of the module has led to the introduction of another bilingual module titled' Chinese Pop Music in EastAsia. The Dept is also looking to introduce a bilingual module focusing on Singapore's Chinese communities and languages.

06 April 2015 | General News

Prof Huang Jing, Director of the Centre on Asia and Globalisation from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, analysed what had been reported in state media on the corruption trial involving former Chinese public security czar Zhou Yongkang.

06 April 2015 | Education, Community

Students from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in NUS, with support from the Muslim Healthcare Professionals Association, had organised the Muslim Medical Outreach Programme 2015 to reach out to pre-university students to encourage them to pursue their ambitions in the healthcare field.

05 April 2015 | Education, Entrepreneurship

Dr Lily Chan, Chief Executive Officer of NUS Enterprise, shared plans to go beyond inspiring its own undergraduates and alumni to consider becoming entrepreneurs, by using the international connections it has built over the years to help Singapore develop world-class start-ups.

05 April 2015 | Research

Assoc Prof Antonia Monteiro from the Dept of Biological Sciences at the NUS Faculty of Science, and the Science Division at Yale-NUS College, shared her team's research on butterfly species that have colourful, concentric circles on the edges of their wings, known as eyespots. The research showed that the butterflies evolved the eyespots about 90 million years ago, possibly as a defence to draw predators away from the more vulnerable parts of the insect's body.

03 April 2015 | Research

A study led by Prof Eric Finkelstein and Asst Prof Chetna Malhotra from the Lien Centre for Palliative Care at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School had found that cancer patients reaching the end of their lives would rather pay more to die at home than spend on treatment to extend their lives.

03 April 2015 | Research

A team of researchers led by Associate Professor Li Zhi from the Dept of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering have developed three new techniques to produce biodiesel entirely from waste grease at low cost.

03 April 2015 | Education

A project by two NUS High School of Mathematics and Science students who were mentored by Prof Chua Soo Jin from NUS Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is among the six projects that will represent Singapore at the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May 2015.