27 August 2018 | General News

The NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has resumed the use of cadavers for medical teaching and research two years ago after a 10-year hiatus. Assoc Prof Ng Yee Kong from the Dept of Anatomy at NUS Medicine noted that the demand for cadavers, known as ‘silent mentors,’ has increased, and they provide medical students and young doctors with invaluable learning experience.

Lianhe Zaobao

26 August 2018 | General News

A survey by the Institute of Policy Studies Social Lab at NUS showed that the recent SingHealth data breach has somewhat dampened Singaporeans’ optimism about the Smart Nation push but the majority are still confident about the authorities’ ability to handle the crisis.

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26 August 2018 | General News

Dr Zhang Weiqi from the Dept of Finance at NUS Business School, provided insights on what constitutes personal net worth and why this is important.

The Sunday Times

26 August 2018 | General News

Dr Chan Cheow Thia from the Dept of Chinese Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, shared his views on the departure of Prof Philip Holden from Singapore and how this could impact the teaching of Singapore literature on subsequent generations.

Lianhe Zaobao

26 August 2018 | General News

NUS students have gone for about 490 internships in more than 40 countries around the world in the last academic year – August 2016 to July 2017 – and NUS has observed a year-on-year increase averaging about 22 per cent in the number of overseas internships completed in the past three academic years.

Berita Minggu

25 August 2018 | Education

NUS students, Ms Nurshirah Tabrani and Ms Tan Yi Xuan were both awarded the Berita Harian/Berita Minggu Medal and Prize as well as the Centre for Language Studies Malay Language Prize at the annual NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Awards Ceremony.

Berita Harian

24 August 2018 | General News

The book, titled Critical Issues in Asset Building in Singapore’s Development, was edited by Dr S Vasoo and Assoc Prof Bilveer Singh from the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 24 August 2018. It examines Singapore’s asset-building policies through a series of essays.

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24 August 2018 | Education

Assoc Prof Ong Chang Woei from the Department of Chinese Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences discussed the recent suggestion by Education Minister Ong Ye Kung that ITE graduates consider the opportunity costs when deciding on whether to enrol in programmes at private universities. He opined that a university education should have other implications than just employment and remuneration. 

Lianhe Zaobao

23 August 2018 | Research

A new report titled Good Care At Home produced by NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine’s Centre for Biomedical Ethics gave recommendations on how to give the best care for seniors at home, from both social and ethical perspectives.

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22 August 2018 | Research

A team from the NUS Faculty of Engineering has developed Asia’s first fully solar-powered quadcopter drone. The drone, which weighs 2.6 kg and has a surface area of about 4 square metres, is fitted with 148 solar cells. It has flown above 10 metres in test flights, and can take off and land vertically.

Lianhe Zaobao