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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Banyak kota di dunia bergelut dengan masalah urbanisasi, di sisi lain ada beberapa kota yang penduduknya justru menyusut. Shutterstock

Banyak kota di dunia ‘menyusut’ dan menghadapi masalah yang sungguh-sungguh baru

Masalah urbanisasi masih jadi perhatian banyak negara, tapi yang sebaliknya sudah dialami kota lainya: deurbanisasi. Bagaimana kota-kota yang ditinggalkan penduduknya mengelola dirinya yang menyusut?
Parts of the world are grappling with the urbanisation problem but some other parts experience the opposite: their cities are shrinking. Shutterstock

Managing shrinking cities in an expanding world

Urbanisation has been a well-established trend and for some countries will continue to be. But some others experience the opposite, resulting in underused and abandoned infrastructure.
The 2014 Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong against ‘Chinese-style democracy’ laid bare democracy’s contested meanings. Studio Incendo/flickr

If democracy is failing, why do so many lay claim to it?

Uncertainty is built into democracy, but we are seeing more talk of crisis and more attempts at redefinition. So where does this leave citizens who want to have a meaningful say in how they live?
As cities in developing countries - like Lagos in Nigeria, pictured here - grow, so do obesity risks. Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye

Developing countries could get sick before they get rich. Policy can help

Governments must understand that the factors making cities convenient and productive also make their residents prone to obesity. They must confront this challenge with intelligent, focused policies.
An aerial view of the Datong Panda Power Plant, Shanxi Province of China, 25 July 2017. The plant aims for a total capacity of 100MW upon completion. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

China’s green planning for the world starts with infrastructure

China has become a commanding authority in infrastructure and has the opportunity to shape global development in ways that may define the rest of the 21st century.
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.

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