04 November 2017 | General News

Prof Wang Gungwu, Chairman of the East Asian Institute at NUS and Assoc Prof Elvin Lim, Head of the Department of Political Science at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, will be among the speakers at The Straits Times Global Outlook Forum titled “2018: Facing The Challenges” on 5 December 2017.

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04 November 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Wong Sin Kiong from the Dept of Chinese Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences wrote about the late Dr Robert Lim Kho Seng, the eldest son of eminent Singapore figure Lim Boon Keng, who made great contributions in the field of medicine in China.

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03 November 2017 | Education

NUS and NTU will launch a Singapore Energy Centre in early 2019 to explore ideas and develop talent to meet future energy needs. The centre aims to address challenges on how the world consumes and produces energy by fostering interdisciplinary interactions among local universities, institutes and industry. NUS, NTU and ExxonMobil signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the oil and gas giant to become the first founding member of the centre.

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03 November 2017 | Education

NUS will be offering more places through the Lifelong Learning Initiative for NUS Alumni after a successful first run, with over 970 places across 85 modules from January 2018. 

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03 November 2017 | Research

A team led by Prof Wang Chi-Hwa of the Dept of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering has managed to turn horse and chicken manure into synthesis gas to produce electricity, and biochar which can be used to treat water. His team has also found that biochar can improve soil quality.

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03 November 2017 | General News

Prof Ramkishen Rajan from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS and Mr Daniel Hurst, a freelance writer for Global-is-Asian, the School’s flagship publication, discussed the underlying motivating factors for the rise of cryptocurriences and the potential for systemic risks if these currencies do become more widespread in their use. The authors also highlighted how Singapore can keep abreast of the trend.

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03 November 2017 | Community

Dr Mimi Yu, co-founding Principal Investigator of the Singapore Chinese Health Study was accorded the inaugural Distinguished Service Award by the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS on 2 November 2017, for her invaluable contribution to the study. The study represents one of the largest population-based Asian cohorts in the world and its research has led to significant findings in areas such as cancer, diabetes and nutrition, which affect Singaporeans and regional populations.

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02 November 2017 | Research

Asst Prof Elmie Nekmat from Dept of Communications and New Media at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Dr Carol Soon from the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS shared the findings of their survey on Singaporeans’ susceptibility to fake news. They found that younger people are more likely to believe they are less susceptible to falling for fake news, an optimistic bias that could hurt their ability to discern the truthfulness of online information.

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02 November 2017 | Education, General News

NUS Law Dean Prof Simon Chesterman said that the Chief Justice's call for a commitment to service was particularly timely, as the Faculty launched a new centre that brings together pro bono and clinical legal education programmes on 31 October 2017. He added that the Faculty also evaluates prospective students holistically, looking for students that have ability as well as a passion for law and justice.

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01 November 2017 | General News

Senior Minister of State for Health Dr Lam Pin Min launched the National Strategic Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance at the Public Health Thought Leadership Dialogue on Antimicrobial Resistance organised by the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS. The national strategy will cut improper use of antibiotics in humans and locally farmed animals to stop the threat of drug-resistant bacteria from spiralling out of control.

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