12 February 2019 | Research

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS talked about how the modern order in Asia was shaped by the maritime efforts of the European colonial powers in the past, with China being powerless to exert much of an influence.

Lianhe Zaobao

11 February 2019 | Research

Dr Sandric Leong from the NUS Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI), and Ms Emily Curren, a PhD student at TMSI and the Dept of Biological Sciences at the NUS Faculty of Science, found more than 400 different types of bacteria on 275 pieces of microplastics collected from three beaches in Singapore.

TODAY, Channel NewsAsia, The Straits Times, and more

11 February 2019 | General News

Jacky Chun, a first-year student from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine overcame academic challenges in his younger days and did well enough to enter NUS Medicine.

The New Paper

11 February 2019 | General News

Sean Lim, a student from the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences shared his thoughts on the Singapore Bicentennial commemorating Sir Stamford Raffles’ arrival in Singapore in 1819 when he visited Raffles’ grave in London. He opined that while some condemn the ideology of colonialism, we should not denounce everything linked to our colonial history, and that it would be more helpful to be practical and acknowledge the benefits it has brought Singapore.

The Straits Times

10 February 2019 | General News

Dr Zhang Weina and Assoc Prof Ruth Tan from the Dept of Finance at NUS Business School explained what credit risk was and its importance.

The Sunday Times

09 February 2019 | Research

Prof Lam Khee Poh, Dean of NUS School of Design and Environment; Prof Liu Bin, Head of NUS Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; and Assoc Prof Ernest Chua Kian Jon from NUS Department of Mechanical Engineering attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2019 where they spoke about how to deal with pressing issues of the day, particularly climate change.

The Straits Times

08 February 2019 | Education

NUS Senior Deputy President and Provost Professor Ho Teck Hua announced three new education initiatives for the new academic year starting August 2019. The University will provide an admission pathway for entrepreneurial polytechnic students, NUS students will get to design their own modules for a portion of their curriculum and bonus admission points policy to be extended to students with polytechnic, International Baccalaureate and NUS High School qualifications.

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08 February 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Sophie Archuleta and Adj Asst Prof Wong Chen Seong from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine discussed the news about the personal details of individuals that had been stolen from Singapore’s HIV Registry, and had subsequently been leaked online. Both noted that recent events have shown how much fear and taboo still exist around HIV and expressed their belief that by working together, we can overcome the challenges ahead, and make life better for all, regardless of HIV status.

The Straits Times

07 February 2019 | General News

Dr Faizal bin Yahya and Shazly Zain, Senior Research Fellow and Research Assistant respectively from the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS opined that small firms are still slow to digitalise despite numerous business grants and that the upcoming Budget should help more companies prepare for Industry 4.0.

The Business Times

07 February 2019 | General News

Mr Vinod Rai, Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow from the Institute of South Asian Studies at NUS discussed the annual Budget presentation in India and noted that the vote-catching design in the announcement seems to be the trend of all governments in the last year of their terms.

The Business Times