NUS, MAS hosting renowned economist this week

Monday, 19 May 2014

The Straits Times

In today’s edition of The Straits Times, it was reported that NUS and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have jointly appointed influential economist Professor John B. Taylor as the MAS Term Professor in Economics and Finance from 18 to 25 May. Prof Taylor will be hosted by the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences’ Department of Economics, the NUS Business School and the Economic Policy Group at the MAS during the professorship term.

Challenge after New Narrative

Monday, 19 may 2014

The New Indian Express

This was an article contribution by Mr Himanshu Jha, a doctoral candidate with the South Asian Studies Programme at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, on the outcome of the 2014 elections in India. He noted that there were a few “firsts” in this election and pointed out the policy challenges faced by the new government in five areas.

To find out more on the article, click here.

Call for Applications – NDI Summer Fellowship 2014

NDI is an award-winning non profit social enterprise working to end energy poverty via women empowerment in rural Indonesia.  We are currently looking for passionate young people (Singaporeans and Singapore PRs) to join us as Summer Fellows.

The NDI Summer Fellowship is a full-time paid internship lasting for about 6 to 8 weeks and involves field work in rural Indonesia. This will be an exciting opportunity for those who are keen to understand development issues, such as those with background in social and environmental sciences.

The detailed job description and application instructions can be found here, and application closes on the 18th May 2014, 6PM SGT.

Should you have any queries, please drop a line at

Chinese radio presenter at Singapore Tamil Youth Conference

Monday 12 May 2014

Tamil Murasu

It was reported that the Tamil Language Society at NUS will be organising a Singapore Tamil Youth Conference from 20 to 22 June 2014. This year’s conference will feature Ms Zhao Jiang, a radio presenter at China Radio International, where she is also the Director of Tamil programmes. Ms Zhao has authored books in Tamil and received cultural awards from India for her services to Tamil language.

Click here to read the full article in Tamil.

Reasons for the decline of Singapore literature

Monday, 12 May 2014

Lianhe Zaobao

This was an article contribution by Mr Lin Yuhui, a Masters student at the Department of Chinese Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS, on the decline of Singapore literature. He noted that the decline may reflect certain shortcomings in our society that requires deeper reflection. He hoped that Singapore literature and culture could break the boundaries of race and language, and thus, shape Singapore’s national identity.

Click here to read the full article in Chinese.

In New Textbook, the Story of Singapore Begins 500 Years Earlier

Sunday, 11 May 2014

The New York Times

It was reported that Associate Professor John Miksic from the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences had advised the government on a new history text for secondary schools titled “Singapore: The Making of a Nation-State, 1300-1975”, which was introduced in January. The new story brings into focus a 300-year period, from 1300 to 1600, when Singapore was a thriving multinational trading hub, with an estimated population of 10,000.

Click here to read the full article.

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For more information or to apply, you can click here.

Congratulations to Dr Susan Ang on Receiving the Outstanding Educator Award!

Dr Susan Ang

We would like to congratulate Dr Susan Ang from the Department of English and Literature who received the Outstanding Educator Award at this year’s NUS University Awards. Dr Ang coordinates the Department’s undergraduate, honours as well as exchange programmes, contributing significantly to shaping and enhancing students’ learning and development needs. She presents thought-provoking and carefully crafted questions widely acknowledged by students as having helped them delve deep, think critically and develop a strong voice and mind.

To read more about Dr Ang’s achievements and find out who are the other award recipients at this year’s University Awards, click here.