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Medical education, research get $1m boost

NUS and Indonesia’s Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) have begun a new era of partnership in medical education and research with the aid of a $1 million gift from Indonesian philanthropist Dato’ Sri Professor Dr Tahir. The Tahir-NUS-UGM Collaboration in Medicine was marked by the signing of an agreement graced by former Indonesian President Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

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Law Dean on UN University Council

NUS Law Dean Professor Simon Chesterman assumed his role as one of 12 new members of the governing United Nations University Council on 3 May. The appointments, announced in New York on 27 April, were made by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon and UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization Director-General Irina Bokova.

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Demystifying diabetes

NUS researchers, led by Dr Sue-Anne Toh, Assistant Professor at NUS Medicine, have launched the largest study of its kind in Asia-Pacific, to examine in greater detail factors contributing toward the disease’s development.

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