In this session under The Rector’s Programme, a small group of students will get to engage with Professor Tommy Koh to discuss on the issue of China's Role in ASEAN and its Impact on Singapore's Future. Prof Koh is the Chairman of the Centre for International Law, Special Advisor of the Institute of Policy Studies and was Singapore's Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador to the US, and Director of the Institute of Policy Studies.
Laissez Faire IV, a Ground-Up Initiative (GUI) event, acts as a “free market” for our students and staff to share their talents and skills with our community for free. This event aims to foster our community spirit while allowing students and staff to showcase their talents, and hopefully, in the process, encourage meaningful conversations and relationships to be built. Come check out booths like USCovers, LiveCore, “Coffee, Tea or Mee”, hand lettering and doodling, watercolour calligraphy, and many more!
Dou Dou is a recent graduate of the NUS-Waseda Double Degree Programme (DDP) who currently works at NSAID New Australian Institute of Social Development. Since completing the DDP, he has spent much of his time on qualitative research projects with non-profit organisations in Yunnan, and his work questions whether modernisation truly brings social development to rural villages in China. In this talk, Dou will share and discuss some of his experiences during his research in Yunnan, and will also touch on research opportunities for USP students. Dou will be joined by Li Aiyu, an experienced social worker, and USP alum Zhang Xintian (History + USP, Class of 2015) whose work at the DBS Foundation sheds some light on the application of innovative solutions to facilitate social development in China.
In view of our transition into a technological era governed by Big Data, Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IOT), our economy and society is experiencing disruptions on many fronts and is in a constant state of flux.
The Sessions student team has invited three panellists – Mr Amit Gupta (Chief of Electrical Rolls Royce), Mr Harveen (CEO, Kommerce) and Ms Jasmine Seng (Mangement Consultant, Accenture). The panel discussion will look into the issues of how the workplace is being disrupted, where are the bright spots that you can leverage on and how you can better prepare for the advent of a technological era.
Are you interested in understanding how your passion can be used for meaningful advocacy? Ever wondered what does it take to sustain a social enterprise? Or even, how does one cope with mental illnesses? Love, USP has invited Ms Zhong Pei Rong, founder of Bakery Wellness to join us for a meaningful conversation addressing these questions. Do come on down and sign up via bit.ly/bakerywellness :) there will be cookies and all are invited!
Organised by the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Centre, this talk centres on how we process new information when we sleep and how it is integrated with our existing memories. There are many different types of memory and sleep is believed to benefit the overall consolidation of memory. However, recently it has been found that in some cases, certain memories are processed preferentially over others during sleep. Explore the relationship between sleep and memory consolidation, and examine data on which types of memories may be processed during sleep.
Yuanpei College, Peking University is one of USP’s long-standing Student Exchange Programme (SEP) partners.
USP alumna Bryna Singh / Sim (History + USP, class of 2009), now a Correspondent at the Straits Times, was the first USP student to pursue the exchange programme to Yuanpei College.
Bryna will return to USP to share her experiences from her year-long SEP and the session will provide valuable insights to students considering China as a potential place for study. Students interested in Yuanpei College, Peking University, as a potential SEP destination* are strongly encouraged to attend the session.
Bryna will be joined by full-time Yuanpei College students who are currently at USP on a semester-long exchange.
We will open our premises to visitors on NUS Open Day 2018. Our USP booth will be located at Chua Thian Poh Hall , and planned activities will happen throughout the day in and around USP. There will be four talk sessions at the nearby UTown Auditorium 3. Three sessions will focus on USP, at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 4.00pm. The fourth session at 3.00pm will focus on the NUS-Sciences Po Double Degree Programme. Of notable mention are four sample classes to be offered by USP professors, spread out between 10.00am – 4.00pm at USP Seminar Room 1. Open Day is important to USP and the entire NUS community so let us all welcome visitors enthusiastically on that day. For USP students, do invite/encourage your juniors to visit us!