Staff Awards

Staff Awards

Welcome to the Staff Awards website, where we recognise and celebrate the achievements of our faculty and staff. If you wish to share any prizes or awards received, new appointments or memberships in prestigious boards or societies, and other notable achievements in the last six months, we would love to hear from you.

16 January 2019

Prof Ted Hopf wins Washington Post Albie award

Professor Ted Hopf, Provost Chair Professor from the Department of Political Science at NUS Arts and Social Sciences, has won the Albie award in 2018 from The Washington Post for his journal article titled “The Distribution of Identity and the Future of International Order: China’s Hegemonic Prospects”, jointly written with Bentley B Allan and Srdjan Vucetic.

Professor Ted Hopf, Provost Chair Professor from the Department of Political Science at NUS Arts and Social Sciences, has won the Albie award in 2018 from The Washington Post for his journal article titled “The Distribution of Identity and the Future of International Order: China’s Hegemonic Prospects”, jointly written with Bentley B Allan and Srdjan Vucetic.

 

The Albie award, named after the late political economist Albert O Hirschman, recognises the best work on political economy. The winning works are curated by Daniel W Drezner, a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a regular contributor at The Washington Post.

 

Prof Drezner said about the article, “There has been so much written about the liberal international order this past year. Its critics are piling on, and even its most enthusiastic cheerleaders have doubts. This article, however, suggests that the current hegemonic order is likely to be far more resilient than the pessimists believe. This is because the core ideas animating the current order – democracy and free markets – have far more popular support across the globe than elites tend to assume. Any Chinese effort to challenge or supplant the current order is therefore unlikely to gain many adherents.”

15 January 2019

Outstanding young chemist

Mr Fung Fun Man, Assistant Director (Education) at NUS Institute for Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology and Instructor at NUS Department of Chemistry, is among a group of outstanding younger chemists from around the world, and the only one from Singapore, honoured by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry for embodying the mission and core values of the organisation.

Mr Fung Fun Man, Assistant Director (Education) at NUS Institute for Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology and Instructor at NUS Department of Chemistry, is among a diverse group of 118 outstanding younger chemists from around the world honoured by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) for embodying the mission and core values of the organisation. The honour was in celebration of IUPAC 100th anniversary and the International Year of the Periodic Table.

The sole Singaporean in the group, Mr Fung is recognised for his contributions to education technology research and innovation. In particular, he is acknowledged for his outstanding effort in increasing the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry, as well as improving chemistry and science education for students.

14 December 2018

NUS President conferred honorary degree by Southampton

NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye has received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Southampton, UK in recognition of his passion and excellence as an award-winning educator and leader. Prof Tan was cited for his role as a pioneer architect of the current academic system at NUS, where he has championed the importance of a broad-based education through a redesign of the University’s general curriculum, as well as seeded many initiatives such as the University Scholars Programme, University Town College Programme and Technology-Enhanced Learning.

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13 December 2018

Innovative wins at Reimagine Education Conference

Impactful projects by the NUS community were recognised for their learning innovation at the Reimagine Education Conference & Awards Ceremony organised by the Quacquarelli Symonds World Rankings.  

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12 December 2018

Prof Dean Ho elected Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Professor Dean Ho, Provost’s Chair Professor at NUS Biomedical Engineering and NUS Pharmacology, Director of NUS SINAPSE  and member of the NUS Biomedical Institute of Global Health Research and Technology was recently elected as Fellow of the prestigious US National Academy of Inventors – the highest professional distinction for academic inventors – for his “prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society”. Prof Ho is the only Singapore-based academic inventor to receive the esteemed accolade this year, as well as the first-ever NUS academic to do so.

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11 December 2018

L’Oréal fellowship for quantum researcher

President’s Assistant Professor Loh Huanqian from NUS Physics and the NUS Centre for Quantum Technologies has been awarded the 2018 Physical and Engineering Sciences fellowship by the L’Oréal Singapore For Women in Science National Fellowship programme. She is one of two researchers recognised annually for their scientific excellence in the field of Life Sciences and Physical and Engineering Sciences, and are role models for the younger generation.

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