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The Social Service Research Centre (SSR) at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is aiming to ramp up practice research capabilities of social service agencies in Singapore. It has received a S$1.4 million boost from the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and Tote Board for a Capability Development Programme …

Singapore may rank high in its pace of Covid-19 vaccination, but segments of the nation’s older adults (aged 71-75) were still reluctant to vaccinate because they were sceptical of either the efficacy or the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. A study conducted by SMU’s Centre for Research on Successful Ageing (ROSA) from February to June 2021 also revealed …

Professor David Lo and Associate Professor Akshat Kumar from the School of Computing and Information Systems (SCIS) have been recognised for their outstanding contributions and accomplishments in the fields of software engineering and artificial intelligence respectively. Professor David Lo has been awarded the 2021 IEEE CS TCSE Distinguished Service Award for his extensive and outstanding …

DBS announced today that it is tripling the number of job opportunities available at this year’s edition of its ‘DBS Women in Tech’ virtual career fair for female technologists in Singapore, with more than 140 openings available. This builds on the success of the event’s inaugural run in 2020, which saw more than 500 applicants …

English Synopsis: In conjunction with the International Women’s Day, SGInnovate co-organised the ‘Leading Together in STEM’ event, with IMDA and SGTech, as part of the SG Women In Tech (SGWiT) initiative. The event was opened by the Patron of SGWiT, Mrs Josephine Teo, Singapore’s Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs. It also …

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As we welcome the new year, many of us have been reflecting on how much things have changed since 2020. One stark transformation that comes to mind is how quickly office environments have evolved. In the past 12 months, we have ushered in a different workplace era – one with hybrid work arrangements, a decentralised …

Grab announced the launch of GrabAssist Plus, a dedicated fleet of wheelchair accessible vehicles. It empowers non-critical wheelchair and Personal Mobility Aids (PMAs) users to travel to selected healthcare institutions seamlessly, without having to dismount from their wheelchairs throughout the journey. GrabAssist Plus offers mobility solutions for an underserved market of wheelchair users, who are …

DBS Bank has been named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the fourth year running, and in a milestone achievement, is also the sole company in ASEAN in the GEI’s top global quartile this year. Featuring some 380 publicly listed companies from 11 sectors headquartered across 44 countries and regions worldwide, the GEI recognises …

  The use of online messaging and social media apps among Singapore residents has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) study has found. Three in four respondents (75%) said that their use of WhatsApp during the pandemic increased. This was followed by Telegram (60.3%), Facebook (60.2%) and Instagram (59.7%). …

Nine graduate students from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU, Singapore) have started an initiative to carry out a free health monitoring exercise for 1,000 people. Known as the Community Telehealth Service (CTS), it aims to provide free health monitoring at public venues such as community centres to Singaporeans above 50 years of age, as well as …