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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A boy jumps from a water pipe into a canal as temperatures soar in New Delhi. Access to clean and regular water remains a challenge for India’s capital. Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

New Delhi is running out of water

Access to clean and regular water remains a challenge for New Delhi, a city that could easily tackle its water crisis with greater effort.
In Kutch, a dry region within Gujarat, fresh water is scarce and endangered by industrial pollution. Nevil Zaveri/Flickr

Despite efforts, clean water is scarce in India’s industrial Gujarat state

India is trying to clean up its water. But in arid, industrial Gujarat state, it will take a long time – and many more protections – for rivers and lakes to recover from decades of heavy pollution.
US President Donald Trump signs an executive order on the country’s withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Can the Trans Pacific Partnership survive after Trump?

The agreement could be as good as dead, if, instead of pushing ahead without the US, its members decide to explore bilateral trade agreements with the country.
Will China be the first to genetically enhance future generations? Jianan Yu/Reuters

The future of genetic enhancement is not in the West

Regulations, funding and public opinion around genetically enhancing future generations vary from country to country. Here's why China may be poised to be the pioneer.
Le Premier ministre Narendra Modi en pleine promotion de son plan « Inde propre ». EPA

« Inde propre », un pari sanitaire à haut risque politique

Narendra Modi veut permettre à 600 millions d’Indiens d’avoir accès à des toilettes privées ou publiques. Mais en cas d’échec, son ambitieux plan « Inde propre » pourrait lui coûter cher.
A snip here, but not a snip there? DNA image via www.shutterstock.com

Why treat gene editing differently in two types of human cells?

The International Summit on Human Gene Editing drew a distinction between editing an individual's body cells and editing germline cells that would pass changes to future generations. Does that make sense?
This could be Malaysia Airlines’ last chance to get its house in order. EPA

Malaysia Airlines problems run far deeper than the crashes

Following the catastrophic losses of flights MH370 over the Indian Ocean and MH17 over Ukraine, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has received a bailout of nearly £1.2 billion from the Malaysian government. The…
Many of India’s systems and institutions are corrupt. Will India’s disaffected youth be judging their candidates based on this? AAP

Corruption provides a focus for India’s sprawling electoral contest

In some ways, India is the world in microcosm: 1.2 billion people, more than twice the population of the European Union, and a federation of 28 states (same as the EU), plus seven union territories. The…

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