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Good afternoon, and happy Saturday! Keep up to date with the latest headlines from NUS News the past week:

1. Regulating robots in the age of AI

2. Student Life Awards 2021: Honouring those who “live it up” in the face of the pandemic

3. Over 1,700 book reviews of Charles Darwin’s works go online

4. NUS recognised as regional leader in innovation

5. Walking the talk on climate change

6. NUS AIDF partners Tencent to spearhead Asian Fintech push

7. Assoc Prof Ng Tze Pin: Evidence-based approach to healthy ageing

8. To seek, strive and excel, at NUS Kent Ridge Hall

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Composer and researcher Dr Peter Tornquist has been appointed the new Dean of the NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

An influential voice in higher music education, Dr Tornquist served as the Principal of the Norwegian Academy of Music where he helped position the Academy as one of the highest ranked institutions in the performing arts globally.

Dr Tornquist will begin his term of office in February 2022.


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Investing in professional development at NUS

NUS staff have been benefitting from specially-designed programmes in data literacy and artificial intelligence that will prepare them well for a digital future.

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Congratulations to the 32 NUS researchers who have been ranked among the world’s most highly cited researchers! 👏

Published by data analytics firm Clarivate, the Highly Cited Researchers List identifies the top 1% of researchers who have demonstrated significant influence in their fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers.


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A team of young inventors from NUS Engineering has been selected as the international winner of the prestigious James Dyson Award!

Their winning invention: The wearable Home Eye Pressure E-skin Sensor (HOPES) device for glaucoma patients to monitor intraocular pressure safely, accurately, and painlessly.

This is the first time in the Award’s 17-year history that a team from Singapore has emerged as the international winner. 👏

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Passing the NUSSU baton on

NUS News sits down with outgoing NUSSU President Wee Su-ann as she looks back on her tenure, and chats with the new President Lee Yat Bun on his plans for reinvigorating student life.


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The NUS Ridge View Residential College (RVRC) is blazing the trail with its interdisciplinary approach to fostering sustainability education and environmental stewardship. 🌱

Residents are exposed to forest restoration efforts and even an edible food garden initiative!

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Good afternoon! Keep up to date with the latest headlines from NUS News this week (15 – 19 Nov 2021):

1. Dialogue is the way forward for a peaceful Asian Century: ARI roundtable

2. Ridge View Residential College takes positive action for climate change

3. Passing the NUSSU baton on

4. NUS team named James Dyson Award International Winner for bringing ‘HOPES’ to glaucoma patients

5. Food waste at East Coast Lagoon Food Village to be turned into energy and fertiliser under pilot project

6. NUS Law students hit the high notes as top mooters and arbitrators

7. 32 NUS scientists among the world’s most highly cited researchers

8. A model of lifelong learning: NUS equips staff with data literacy and artificial intelligence skills

9. New Dean for Music Conservatory

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To all our students, all the best for your examinations! 💪

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The new building of the Institute of Systems Science at NUS was officially opened today by Education Minister Mr Chan Chun Sing.

The revitalised NUS-ISS building has double the previous capacity of classrooms and staff offices. It boasts state-of-the-art technology to help learners and educators adopt hybrid and blended learning journeys.

NUS-ISS also announced that it will work with nine new industry partners, including Visa and Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, to build digital skills among their staff.


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LATEST: NUS graduates are regarded as the ninth most employable in the world, according to the 2021 Global Employability University Ranking and Survey which polled around 11,000 employers globally.

NUS maintains its ranking from last year and continues to be the only Singapore university to be placed in the top 10. It also performed well in Asia – placed behind only the University of Tokyo which came in sixth place.


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In the middle of a busy semester in early 2020, the typically buzzing campus became unusually silent. COVID-19 had forced the University’s more than 40,000 students and over 12,000 staff to stay at home.

The pandemic quickly threw up challenges, including mental health concerns and forcing the community to adopt new ways of learning and teaching.

Find out how NUS has adapted, and how COVID-19 has in fact paved the way for new opportunities.


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Birds of prey wear 3D-printed shoes to treat foot disease

3D printing technology now has a new addition to its list of useful applications – producing protective shoes for birds!

In a first for Asia, Jurong Bird Park and the Keio-NUS CUTE Center have used 3D printed moulds to create silicone shoes for birds of prey. The shoes are used to treat a medical condition known as pododermatitis or ‘bumblefoot’ in birds. 🦅


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Good evening! Keep up to date with the latest headlines from NUS News this week (22 – 26 Nov 2021):

1. Keeping the music going

2. Expanded PIER71 programmes to support Singapore’s development as maritime technology hub

3. Prof Lim Chwee Teck named Asia’s Most Influential Scientist

4. NUSS-YST Concert raises over S$400,000

5. Birds of prey wear 3D-printed shoes to treat foot disease

6. In hot demand: NUS graduates ranked top 10 by employers worldwide

7. How NUS adapted to a pandemic: New ways of learning and a renewed focus on mental health

8. NUS-ISS unveils new building, fresh initiatives to boost digital talent pipeline in Singapore and beyond

In memoriam: Emeritus Prof Lee Seng Lip, respected engineer and educator

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Emeritus Prof Lee Seng Lip, a respected leader and engineer who contributed significantly to civil engineering education, research and development, as well as professional practice.

Emeritus Prof Lee joined NUS Engineering in 1975 and educated many engineers throughout his career. He also played a key role in numerous iconic projects, including Changi Airport and Marina Bay Sands.

Emeritus Prof Lee will be greatly missed by many of us at NUS.


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Lea(r)ning into the future: Five aspects of continuing education for universities to look out for

What are the roles of universities, industries and governments in cultivating a culture of lifelong learning? How should universities develop a diverse suite of offerings to cater to learners in various stages of their professional careers?

Prof Susanna Leong, NUS Vice Provost (Masters' Programmes & Lifelong Education), joined international educators in laying out key strategies for universities to adopt.


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The NUS East Asian Institute has established the Korea Centre to spearhead research on governance, peace and development on the Korean Peninsula.

The first of its kind in Southeast Asia, the new Centre seeks to contribute to understanding and interaction between the two Koreas (North and South Korea) and ASEAN countries.


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Decarbonisation proposals for ASEAN

Although ASEAN member states are giving more attention to renewable energy, climate action is undermined by fossil fuel growth, particularly coal.

A new report co-produced by the NUS Energy Studies Institute proposes several decarbonisation pathways that can put ASEAN member states on track to transition to renewable energy.

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How can universities maintain a high quality of education even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic? What aspects of higher education are seeing a paradigm shift?

Education leaders from Asia and Europe joined the SHARE-NUS forum to discuss recent developments in higher education, including tech-infused blended learning, virtual examination proctoring and greater inter-university collaboration.


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Good evening! Keep up to date with the latest headlines from NUS News this week (29 Nov – 3 Dec 2021):

1. Decarbonisation ideas for Asean amidst COVID-19 recovery

2. Delivering quality education through blended learning and international exposure

3. Lea(r)ning into the future: Five aspects of continuing education for universities to look out for

4. NUS East Asian Institute establishes Korea Centre in Singapore

5. In memoriam: Emeritus Professor Lee Seng Lip, respected engineer and educator

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