Mr Wong Ngit Liong will be stepping down as Chairman of the NUS Board of Trustees on 31 December 2016, after more than 12 years of distinguished leadership. Mr Wong will be succeeded by Mr Hsieh Fu Hua, an NUS alumnus and a highly regarded leader in the social sector, and business.
The NUS-Singtel Cyber Security Research and Development Laboratory was recently launched to conduct research, and develop capabilities and innovative solutions that defend Singapore’s public entities, businesses and individuals from cyber threats.
Professor Patrick Tan from the Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School was recently conferred the inaugural JCA International Award by the Japanese Cancer Association (JCA) for his achievements in genomic and epigenomic analyses of gastric cancer.
Students from the Special Programme in Science at NUS emerged champions at the International Natural Science Tournament 2016, recently held in October in Novosibirsk, Russia.
Zimplistic’s innovative roti-making robot, Rotimatic, is creating waves globally with more than 350,000 people on their waiting list. The start-up, founded by NUS alumni, had received support and incubation space in Singapore and overseas from NUS Enterprise.
Qatar’s Foreign Affairs Minister, His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed, shared more on Singapore-Qatar relations at the 3rd S R Nathan Annual Distinguished Lecture, organised by the NUS Middle East Institute.