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Insightful experience at Open Day

NUS News - Sat, 11/03/2017 - 10:21am

About 24,000 eager visitors thronged NUS Kent Ridge and Bukit Timah campuses during NUS Open Day on 11 March. The full-day event featured 112 speakers, 126 talks, 24 programme booths as well as 30 student activity booths, providing an insightful introduction to the University’s transformative education experience, including academic programmes, overseas opportunities and residential life.

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Bringing women to the fore

NUS News - Wed, 08/03/2017 - 1:00am

Women like Prof Linda Kenney, Principal Investigator at the Mechanobiology Institute at NUS, are boldly challenging stereotypes about women’s roles in STEM and paving the way for others to unleash their potential by achieving notable success in their own fields.

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World's top 10 in eight subjects

NUS News - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 9:10pm

NUS was ranked among the world’s 10 best universities in eight subjects including Environmental Sciences, Architecture, Chemistry and Materials Science in this year’s Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings by Subject.

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Yellow cabs for safer rides

NUS News - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 5:30am

A new NUS study has found an explicit link between a taxi’s colour and its accident rate, with yellow taxis being safer than blue ones. 

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NUS Study: Safer to ride in yellow taxis

NUS Press Releases - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 3:33am

A recent study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore has found an explicit link between the colour of a taxi and its accident rate. An analysis of 36 months of detailed taxi, driver and accident data from two fleets of yellow and blue taxis in Singapore suggested that yellow taxis have fewer accidents than blue taxis. The higher visibility of yellow makes it easier for drivers to avoid getting into accidents with yellow taxis, leading to a lower accident rate.

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South Asia and the world

NUS News - Mon, 06/03/2017 - 9:00am

The 11th ISAS International Conference on South Asia titled “Contemporary South Asia: Regional Dynamics and Changing Global Politics” was held on 3 March at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore.

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A world beyond ours

NUS News - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 8:03am

The recent NASA discovery of the first known system of seven Earth-sized planets around a single star, dubbed TRAPPIST-1, has reignited interest worldwide in understanding the universe beyond the little blue dot that is planet Earth. The dim star is located 40 light years away, or 700,000 human years by current technology. 

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Commendation for pro bono efforts

NUS News - Thu, 02/03/2017 - 9:46am

NUS Law conferred two new awards — NUS Pro Bono Pioneer and NUS Pro Bono Mentor Awards — at the 2nd NUS Law Pro Bono Awards Ceremony on 1 March. The Pro Bono Leadership Award and Special Recognition Award were also presented, along with financial grants for four worthy pro bono projects.

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Asia Pacific's top EMBA

NUS News - Thu, 02/03/2017 - 6:00am

NUS Business School’s Executive Master of Business Administration programme has been ranked top in Asia Pacific in the first QS Global 100 EMBA Rankings by Region conducted by global higher education analysts Quacquarelli Symonds.

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Deconstructing populism

NUS News - Thu, 02/03/2017 - 1:55am

The 21st Tembusu Forum held on 28 February served up a stimulating discussion on the rise of populism — a political view that claims to speak for the common people, sometimes against the establishment — with perspectives from Britain, America and Singapore.

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The NUS Executive MBA tops the inaugural QS Global 100 EMBA Rankings by Region

NUS Press Releases - Wed, 01/03/2017 - 9:57am

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School's Executive Master of Business Administration (The NUS Executive MBA) programme is ranked number one in Asia Pacific by the inaugural Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Global 100 EMBA Rankings by Region. The ranking features a total of 100 programmes, including 14 from the region. The UCLA – NUS EMBA ranked 2nd in another new ranking, the QS Global Joint EMBA Rankings. This ranking features programmes jointly delivered by two or more business schools across multiple locations or platforms. Of the 20 programmes ranked, 10 are in partnership with an Asian school.

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NUS Law recognises students’ pro bono initiatives for community

NUS Press Releases - Wed, 01/03/2017 - 9:06am

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Law recognised 18 students, alumni and partners for their leadership and contributions in pro bono projects, and awarded financial grants to support four deserving pro bono projects at the 2nd NUS Law Pro Bono Awards Ceremony which was held on 1 March 2017.

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New work-study option

NUS News - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 5:33am

NUS will be introducing the co-operative education programme from Academic Year 2017/18, which provides opportunities for students to work in a company during their third and fourth years and link what they have studied to real-world issues.

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Nurturing agile leaders

NUS News - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 1:13am

Students entering NUS Business from the Academic Year 2017/18 can look forward to greater flexibility, as well as increased opportunities for industry experience and overseas learning in the enhanced Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) curriculum.

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Enhanced NUS Business School curriculum focuses on AGILE leaders to meet 21st century market demands

NUS Press Releases - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 9:27am

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School will launch a new Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) curriculum for incoming students admitted from Academic Year 2017/2018. The new curriculum is aimed at equipping students with enhanced competencies to prepare them as leaders for the future economy while retaining and building on the rigour for which NUS Business School is known.

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New specialisations for computing

NUS News - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 4:09am

Incoming students to the NUS Computing Information Systems degree programme from Academic Year 2017/18 can look forward to an expanded curriculum that will prepare them for careers in fast-growing Financial Technology and Enterprise IT sectors.

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NUS offers more choices to nurture students' diverse interests

NUS Press Releases - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 3:00am

Students enrolling into the National University of Singapore in 2017 can now apply directly to about 70 new combinations in which students can pursue a single-degree major with a second major (i.e. Double Major) or a minor (i.e. Major-Minor). These new combinations spread across 16 subject areas in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, as well as Science and Technology.

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NUS School of Computing introduces enhanced Information Systems degree programme

NUS Press Releases - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 2:57am

The National University of Singapore's School of Computing will be introducing an enhanced undergraduate degree programme in Information Systems in the new academic year starting in August 2017. The revamped Bachelor of Computing in Information Systems degree programme delivers a curriculum that trains students in development of technological solutions for large government and business organisations, and also offers new specialisations in the critical areas of FinTech and Digital Innovation.

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New combinations increase flexibility

NUS News - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 1:46am

Students entering NUS in the new academic year can opt for direct admission to some 70 new combinations where they can undertake a single-degree major paired with a second major, that is, Double Major; or a minor, that is, Major-Minor. The palette of combinations spans 16 subject areas in Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as Science and Technology.

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A deeper look at mental health

NUS News - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 1:19am

More than one in ten people in Singapore have suffered from a mental disease at least once in their life time, and mental disorders contribute to seven per cent of Disability Adjusted Life Years – a measure of healthy life years lost.

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