07 September 2017 | Community, General News

A team from the NUS Mountaineering Club scaled the Ong Teng Cheong (4,743m) and Ong Siew May (4,451m) peaks found in the Tien Shan mountain range that extends along the border between Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and China. The expeditions were supported by the Ong Foundation, a private charitable foundation set up in 2012 to support initiatives in areas such as education, health and the arts.

The Straits Times

05 September 2017 | Education, General News

NUS has moved up two places to be placed 22nd in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018. It is also ranked as the top Asian university for the third year running and was placed among the world’s top 20 universities in research, teaching and international outlook.

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05 September 2017 | Research

A study by Duke-NUS Medical School has found that eating about one serving of meat daily puts ethnic Chinese adults at increased risk of diabetes. This echoes research that has mainly been conducted on Westerners so far.

Channel 8 News, The Straits Times, TODAY, and more

05 September 2017 | Research

The Pharma Innovation Programme Singapore, a new scheme spearheaded by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, in partnership with NUS, centres on bringing pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline, MSD International and Pfizer Asia-Pacific to jointly develop new technologies and enhance productivity.

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05 September 2017 | General News

NUS Business School students Nguyen Thu Thao, Seow Jie Xi, Sin Hui Ping Michelle and Yap Wan Hui Drusilla highlighted how Dian Xiao Er overcame various challenges to expand from a single eatery with nine workers into a chain of 12 Chinese restaurants with 400 staff. 

The Business Times

05 September 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS opined that the Chinese government should perform regular assessment on the progress of the "One Belt, One Road" initiative, and learn from the successes and failures of its foreign collaborations and investment projects in the past.

Lianhe Zaobao

05 September 2017 | General News

According to statistics from the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, there has been at least 12 private residential collective sales in 2016 and 2017. Coupled with the government’s planned land sales in 2017 for private residential developments, there may be an oversupply in the private housing market within the next two years.

Lianhe Zaobao

04 September 2017 | General News

Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, the outgoing President of NUS is to be appointed the first Chief Health Scientist by the Ministry of Health from 1 January 2018. Prof Tan will also concurrently serve as the founding Executive Director of the new Office for Healthcare Transformation.

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04 September 2017 | Education, Research

SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre raised more than $32.5 million over a period of two years to advance medical research and education in Singapore. The monies will supplement government funding in innovation and research.

The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao

04 September 2017 | Community, General News

Dr Azhar Ibrahim from the Dept of Malay Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences opined that having close ties with one’s culture and cultural environment has positive impact, for instance, it connects individuals to their community and prevents them from feeling alienated. The feeling of emptiness and alienation can drive some individuals to search for alternative ways to cope, making them susceptible to radicalisation and extremism.

Berita Harian