27 March 2017 | Community

Project Infinitude, a collaboration between social initiative Superhero Me, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at NUS and local conductor Mr Wong Kah Chun, gave children with disabilities and children from low-income families opportunities to experiment with instruments and singing.

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25 March 2017 | General News

Visiting Prof Vinod Thomas from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS discussed how governments and external financiers can get more out of development spending by forging ‘productive connections’ across countries and savvy investments. He opined that better knowledge dissemination through data and information sharing on the possibilities for making useful linkages is one part of the solution. The other part is encouraging teamwork across sectors and collaboration across boundaries, rather than going solo and doing things in isolation.

The Straits Times

25 March 2017 | General News

Mr Hawyee Auyong from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS examined the practice of dynamic pricing for taxi rides booked through the Grab app, as well as possible unintended consequences. He noted how surge pricing could result in cabbies shunning passengers on the streets and that if the practice eventually adds to commuter frustration or leaves behind disadvantaged segments of the population, including those unable to use booking apps, there may be public pressure for regulators to step in once again in setting taxi fares or to limit how ‘dynamic’ taxi fares are allowed to be.

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24 March 2017 | Research

Researchers from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS found that a natural compound found in mangosteens – xanthones, with its anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties, could be effective in inhibiting and killing Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for causing tuberculosis. The study began three years ago and was published in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

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23 March 2017 | Research, Entrepreneurship

Prof Wong Poh Kam, Director of NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, presented an NUS study titled ‘Growth and Job Creation Dynamics of High-tech Startups in Singapore’ at The Business Times’ Leaders Forum 2017 on startup growth and job creation. The study found that innovation and ecosystem support were key to startup growth and job creation, and that job-creating startups have spent more on R&D and have higher IP ownership than non-creators.

The Business Times

22 March 2017 | Research, General News

Reflecting on the future of Singapore’s water, Prof Asit K. Biswas from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, and Dr Cecilia Tortajada, of the School’s Institute of Water Policy, discussed the recent announcement made by the Singapore Government to raise the price of water. They stressed that it is essential to engage the population in the formulation of future policies through a robust communication strategy with all the facts, figures and implications of possible decisions; and this will ensure the nation’s water security for decades to come.

The Straits Times

22 March 2017 | General News

Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, shared his perspectives and insights on Asean being an important stabilising factor amid tussles by bigger powers such as the US and China at the Maybank Kim Seng’s Invest Asean 2017 Edition conference.

The Business Times

22 March 2017 | Research, General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from NUS Business School and Mr Chew Yi Hong, an active investor, cautioned that if we do not take urgent steps to address the disclosure lapses that are becoming all too common, our disclosure-based regime is at risk of becoming a selective disclosure-based regime.

The Business Times

22 March 2017 | General News

Prof Jochen Wirtz from NUS Business School discussed five business lessons which organisations can learn from Changi Airport’s success.

The New Paper

22 March 2017 | Research, General News

Prof Asit K. Biswas from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, and Dr Cecilia Tortajada and Ms Udisha Saklani of the School’s Institute of Water Policy surmised that unless India can significantly improve its water management, states will become each other’s rivals, with a similar rivalry springing up between different types of water users.

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