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More than 500 students receive tuition awards from Self-Help Groups

When 13-year-old Jagjeet Singh's father died, it was a difficult time for his family. But it also spurred the Dunearn Secondary School student to work harder in school so he could one day be able to support his mother, who runs a provision shop. No matter the emotional toll his dad's passing had on his [...]

By | September 3rd, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Singapore Team clinch innovation prize with idea to keep small satellites in space

SINGAPORE - Keeping small satellites up in space can be a challenge because they tend to slowly re-enter the atmosphere and burn up over time, but a cheap idea proposed by a team of five students from Singapore may provide an answer to this problem. The team, comprising two Singaporeans, two Indian nationals and an [...]

By | June 29th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

P1 registration: ST tackles parents’ burning questions, looks at schools likely to enter balloting

What factors should parents consider when choosing a primary school? And how fast do school vacancies get filled up? The Straits Times tackles burning questions that parents may face during the Primary 1 registration exercise, including which schools may be oversubscribed this year based on past data, in an interactive graphic. P1 registration for the 2019 [...]

By | June 29th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Nine family-friendly activities at the Singapore Youth Festival

Searching for ideas on how to spend the weekend as a family? Here are nine things you can do together at the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Celebrations, happening over two weekends, from June 29 to July 1, and July 7 to 8, 2018. Create your own art pieces Get crafty at the art labs with [...]

By | June 27th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Social issues take central stage

Performing for a public audience at Bishan Public Library and Toa Payoh Atrium was a proud moment for students of Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School. After finding out more about the dangers of dengue, the students wrote their own script and performed it to increase awareness of the issue. “I had the opportunity to perform for [...]

By | June 25th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Transforming young lives with music

As the seventh child in her family, Nur Asyikin lived in a one-room rental flat with nine other siblings. Her parents worked hard to make ends meet, but it was tough. At a tender age of nine, Asyikin learned to take care of her younger siblings and helped with the housework. Amidst these demanding circumstances [...]

By | June 25th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

NTU tops young universities list

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has been ranked the world's best young university for the fifth straight year after doing well in research and academic reputation. NTU gained pole position in this year's Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Top 50 Under 50 league for universities that are 50 years old or younger. QS research director Ben Sowter said [...]

By | June 25th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Why a double-major might beat you out of a job

Two college majors are better than one. That is the conclusion that researchers are beginning to reach. Prior research has already shown that students who double-major can earn more than peers who majored in only one field. New research we conducted recently shows that double-majors fare better in another way as well: They are more [...]

By | June 25th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

National Institute of Education to get new director in July

SINGAPORE - A new director will head the National Institute of Education (NIE) from July 1, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) announced on Wednesday (June 20). Professor Christine Goh, the current dean of graduate studies and professional learning, will replace Professor Tan Oon Seng. Prof Tan, 60, will remain as an education professor at NIE, and [...]

By | June 21st, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

New lab to create healthier foods, sustainable biochemicals

It will smell, look and even taste like regular satay, but it will not be chicken or beef on a stick. Instead, it will be a dish based 100 per cent on plant-protein. The vegetarian satay is one of the products that could emerge from the new WIL@NUSCorporate Laboratory, which aims to drive innovation in food [...]

By | June 21st, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments