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Keynote address by Guest-of-Honour, the Hon. Mr. Masagos Zulkifli
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (forth from the left) at the MEM's 15th Anniversary

Applications for the August 2019 intake of students (for the first semester of 2019-2020), will start on 15 October 2018 – 15 January 2019.

Applicants must submit online applications at https://inetapps.nus.edu.sg/GDA2/Home.aspx

For details of the application and admission process, please refer to Graduate Degree Programmes website: http://sde.nus.edu.sg/acad/SDE_GradProg_overview.html

MSc (Environmental Management) programme candidates must submit personal statement. Please write a brief account of yourself, reasons for wanting to pursue the programme and employment history and experience gained from your work. The statement must not be more than 400 words.

Important: The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake student recruitments on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programmes are advised to apply directly to the University and not through any agents. Candidates who apply through agents will not have any added advantage in gaining admission, and the University reserves the right to reject such applications without giving reasons.


Best Presentation Award in the 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Transportation and the Environment

Asst Prof Ong Ghim Ping Raymond from NUS Civil and Environmental Engineering and his graduate student Mr Leong Jia Yong, M.Sc (Environmental Management) student from NUS School of Design and Environment won the best presentation award at the 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Transportation and the Environment held in Malang, Indonesia on 18-19 October 2018. This award was selected from the 72 papers presented in the conference. The presentation and paper entitled “Sun-to-Heel Energy Efficiency for Transportation Fuels” looks into defining a new metric for transportation energy efficiency suitable for use in urban cities and has the potential for future applications in urban and transportation development towards achieving car-lite and sustainable cities.

18 - 19 Oct

6th Asia Environment Lecture

Dr Richard L. Sandor, Chairman and CEO of the American Financial Exchange (AFX), spoke at the annual event on “Financial Innovation: The Convergence of Environment and Finance”. It was attended by close to 200 policy-makers, investors, financial analysts, environmental management consultants, faculty and students. This lecture was generously supported by City Developments Ltd, Singapore's leading “green” developer.


Yale Dean visits SDE

Dr Indy Burke visited NUS SDE during her one week trip to Singapore in March and gave a talk on “The role of universities in creating environmental knowledge and preparing environmental leaders? Nimbleness—the necessary and elusive ingredient”. She discussed the topical and outreach challenges faced by universities in their structures of interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching which included the human response to emerging needs, especially in the field of environment where it is constantly evolving.


5th Asia Environment Lecture

The National University of Singapore (NUS) partners the City Developments Limited and National Parks Board for the fifth installment of its flagship event – the Asia Environment Lecture. This year's theme is on "Birds, Humans and our Sustainable Future", and features the CEO of Birdlife International, Ms Patricia Zurita. Watch the video here.


Conference on Attaining the Sustainable Development Goals – Environmental Law, Policy & Management

2016 is a year of milestones. This year, the NUS APCEL, MEM and BES programmes, got together to celebrate its 20th, 15th and 5th Anniversaries respectively. The event was filled with a line-up of distinguished speakers who shared their expertise and insights on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The themes were focused on the law, policy, science and management of SDG Goal 12 - Sustainable Production and Consumption; Goal 13 - Climate Action; Goal 14 - Life below Water (Sustainable Oceans); and Goal 15 - Life on Land (Biodiversity Conservation).

Click here for the full video montage.


4th Asia Environment Lecture

On 11 Nov 2016, Dr Andrew Steer, President and CEO of the World Resources Institute, started the lecture on “Growing, Growing, Gone? How to Prosper while Protecting the Global Commons” by painting a sober picture of where we have been in the past and where we are now in terms of prosperity. The lecture is organized jointly by the NUS Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) programme, Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL) and NUS Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) programme. It was co-hosted by the City Developments Limited (CDL), and supported by Singapore's National Environment Agency as well as the National Parks Board.

Watch the video here


    Seminar Series: AY2018-2019 Semester 1

    Friday, 17 August 2018 – Friday, 9 November 2018

    2018 – Semester 1: The following seminars will be held at Lecture Room 427 (LR427), School of Design & Environment Block 3 (SDE3), 4 Architecture Drive, during AY18/19 Semester 1 on Fridays at 6:00pm, unless otherwise indicated. All are welcome.

    MEM Inaugural Seminar 2018
    Environment: Whose Business Is It Anyway?

    Mr Achal Agarwal, President, Asia Pacific, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Friday, 17 August 2018, 9am
    Inner Chamber Room, NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House

    Carbon Tax and Our Climate Actions

    MEM Alumni Group
    Saturday, 25 August 2018, 9am
    Auditorium, Shaw Foundation Alumni House

    Integrating Sustainability into the Company’s Operations

    Ms Serena Toh, General Manager, Keppel Land Limited
    Friday, 31 August 2018

    Connecting the Dots: transboundary haze pollution and palm oil value chain

    Ms Zhang Wen, Executive Director, People’s Movement to Stop Haze (PM.Haze)
    Friday, 14 September 2018

    “Plastic: Not So Fantastic
    Paper Launch on Proposals for Management of Plastic Waste in SG”

    Mr Eric Bea and Ms Sarah Lu, Environmental Law Students Association (ELSA), NUS Law
    Friday, 21 September 2018

    Sixth Asia Environment Lecture 2018
    Financial Innovation: The Convergence of Environment and Finance

    Dr. Richard L. Sandor
    Monday, 8 October 2018, 5pm
    Auditorium, Shaw Foundation Alumni House

    Issues of Responsible Waste Stewardship

    Mr David Chng
    Friday, 19 October 2018

    What do the SDGs mean for Business? - Case of Ricoh

    Ms Masayo Hada, Regional Env Manager, Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
    Friday, 9 November 2018

    2018 – Semester 1: Students are also welcome to register for environmental-related seminars hosted by other Faculties/Departments/Research Institutes. A selection of these “Occasional Seminars” will be posted separately and does not count towards the 10 “mandatory” MEM seminar series for students.

    Informal Institutions and Compliance: The case of household waste management in densely populated cities

    Zhang Jingru, PhD Candidate, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
    Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 12.15pm
    Seminar Room 2-2, Level 2, Manasseh Meyer Block
    Click here for event link.

    Occasionally there are last-minute changes to speakers and details, therefore attendees should regularly check the website for updates.

    Download seminar poster.