17 October 2017 | General News

Ms Janice Chin Li Ping, an undergraduate from the Dept of Real Estate at NUS School of Design and Environment and Mr Ku Swee Yong, co-founder of HugProperty noted that the proliferation of self-service portals and mobile applications has resulted in an increasing number of clients who help themselves in transacting properties. They discussed the common pitfalls that clients face when they self-serve.

The Business Times

17 October 2017 | General News

NUS Business School students Lam Yi Fung, Yang Xu, Ye Keyu and Ye Ye put the spotlight on homegrown company Louken Group, the first Singapore branding and communications company to be presented the Enterprise 50 award in recognition of its constant effort to innovate and digitalise. Louken’s “integrated 360 model” is supported by consulting and training services; brand activation services; and digital technology services.

The Business Times

17 October 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, discussed the changes in Chinese politics over the past five years. He opined that the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) needs to constantly renew and redefine itself in order to keep true to its mission of leading social development. 

Lianhe Zaobao

17 October 2017 | General News

Dr Chen Gang, Assistant Director (Policy Research) and Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute at NUS, outlined the development of China’s international relations over the years. He opined that China may increase its sanctions on North Kora after the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which has the potential to reshape international relations in East Asian since the end of the Cold War.

Lianhe Zaobao

16 October 2017 | General News

Prof Richard Liew Jat Yuen and Dr Wang Yu, Research Fellow, from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering opined that the responsibility for fire safety should not be limited to engineers and architects alone. The onus is on every individual to account for his or her own safety.

Channel NewsAsia Online

15 October 2017 | General News

Singapore’s Ambassador-at-Large Prof Tommy Koh, who is also Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Centre for International Law at NUS and Rector of Tembusu College at NUS, was conferred the inaugural Mochtar Kusumaatmadja Award. The award acknowledges prominent academics and practitioners who have contributed significantly to the field of international law.

The Sunday Times, Tamil Murasu, Suria News Online

15 October 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Simon Poh of the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School explained the term “tax resident” which has a special meaning – an individual can qualify to be treated as a Singapore tax resident either under a qualitative or quantitative test.

The Sunday Times

15 October 2017 | Education

Ninety per cent of the first batch of graduates from Yale-NUS College have been accepted for further studies or received job offers in sectors such as the education, public service and policy planning, business consulting, technology and engineering, and financial services sectors.

Lianhe Zaobao

14 October 2017 | General News

Dr Norshahril Saat from the Dept of Malay Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences discussed a recent incident where the Sultan of Johor, Ibrahim Iskandar, condemned a laundrette in Muar for its "Muslim-only" services. Dr Saat opined that to develop a more inclusive society, a top-down intervention would not suffice without grassroots support and  restricting grassroots intellectual inputs means shutting the doors to progress, as society is exposed only to ideas promoted by those in power whom they are familiar with.

The Straits Times

14 October 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Philip Iau from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and Assoc Prof Mikael Hartman from Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS raised funds and awareness on issues surrounding breast cancer in Asia and sealed collaboration deals as they rode on their dual-purpose motorcycles from Singapore to Sweden. Assoc Prof Iau also recently launched his book, The Long Road From Singapore which documented the on-the-road challenges and people that both of them faced on their journey.

The New Paper