National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a comprehensive research university located in Singapore, being the flagship tertiary institution of the country which has a global approach to education and research. Founded in 1905, it is the oldest higher learning institute in Singapore, as well as the largest university in the country in terms of student enrollment and curriculum offered.

The university’s main campus is located in southwest Singapore at Kent Ridge, with an area of approximately 1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi). The Bukit Timah campus houses the Faculty of Law, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and research institutes, while the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore is located at the Outram campus.

The former British Prime Minister Tony Blair had named NUS as the headquarters of his Asian Faith and Globalization Initiative together with Durham University in the UK and Yale University in the USA to deliver an exclusive programme in partnership with Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

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What’s the best way to put the brakes on current research? Okrasyuk/Shutterstock.com

A case against a moratorium on germline gene editing

Scientists and ethicists have called for a five-year moratorium on editing human genes that will pass on to future generations. Yes, society needs to figure out how to proceed – but is this the best way?
Isu air adalah masalah global dan para pemimpin di negara maju dan berkembang harus memperhatikan hal ini. www.shutterstock.com

Bagaimana membuat pemimpin dunia memperhatikan isu air

Tidak ada satu pun Hari Air Sedunia selama 25 tahun terakhir yang berfokus pada bagaimana air menjadi prioritas agenda politik negara untuk jangka panjang.
Water problems are a global issue and policymakers in both developed and developing countries should focus on them. www.shutterstock.com

How to make water issues matter to world leaders

Not a single World Water Day over the past 25 years has focused on how water could be put high up on the political agendas of countries on a long-term basis.
Meskipun merugikan secara ekonomi dan hampir tidak mungkin tercapai, politikus terus bertahan dengan kebijakan swasembada beras. Mazur Travel/www.shutterstock.com

Mengapa swasembada beras begitu penting dalam imajinasi publik Indonesia

Calon presiden Joko Widodo dan Prabowo Subianto akan terus berjanji mencapai swasembada beras, tetapi sepertinya hal tersebut bukan solusi terbaik.
Chinese scientists led by He Jiankui claimed they used CRISPR to modify human embryos that eventually were born as twin girls. AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein

Rogue science strikes again: The case of the first gene-edited babies

The announcement of the birth of babies with edited genes has been met by a deluge of scientific and ethical criticism. Public discussion focuses on risks and benefits – was breaking this taboo worth it?
Ilustrasi kehidupan di Kepulauan Aru dari The Malay Archipelago Wallace, Alfred Russel via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA. Wallace, Alfred Russel via Wikimedia Commons

Berapa orang yang membantu Alfred Wallace kumpulkan spesimen di Nusantara?

Lebih dari seribu penduduk lokal telah membantu Alfred Russel Wallace selama delapan tahun perjalanannya mengumpulkan spesimen hewan di kepulauan Melayu.
An illustration of life in Aru Islands from The Malay Archipelago Wallace, Alfred Russel via Wikimedia Commons

How many people helped Alfred Russel Wallace?

More than a thousand local people helped Alfred Russel Wallace in his eight year voyage collecting specimens of animals in the Malay archipelago.
China’s aspirations of global dominance will hit a snag given the world’s other major powers identify democratic values as central to their national identies. Only China and Russia do not. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in June 2018. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)

The prospects for Chinese leadership in an age of upheaval

New research suggests the values and identities of the world's great powers present a major barrier to China's aspirations of global domination. Do not bet on China’s hegemonic prospects just yet.
360-degree cameras are one of several innovative filming technologies being applied for science education at the National University of Singapore. NUS

How innovative videography can supercharge education

360-degree cameras are one of several innovative filming technologies being applied for science education at the National University of Singapore.

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