08 February 2018 | Research

Prof Lim Chwee Teck, NUS Society Professor with the Dept of Biomedical Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering, as well as Acting Director of the Biomedical Institute for Global Health Research and Technology at NUS, noted that from personalised medicine to artificial intelligence and big data, biomedical technology will be invaluable in healthcare. He added that the ultimate aim of the medical technology is not to take over the role of doctors, but to allow them to do a better job. 

The Straits Times

08 February 2018 | Research

A study led by Mr K. S. Seshadri, PhD candidate from the Dept of Biological Sciences at NUS Faculty of Science found that male white-spotted bush frogs (Raochetes chalazodes) dedicatedly guard their fertilised eggs from other cannibalistic male frogs and predators. 

The Straits Times

07 February 2018 | General News

NUS has been recognised as Asia’s top university in the 2018 edition of the Times Higher Education magazine’s Asia University Rankings, retaining its position for the third year running. The University improved its scores in almost all areas, picking up extra points for its teaching, research, citation impact and knowledge transfer. 

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07 February 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the Dept of Accounting at the NUS Business School opined that Datapulse Technology’s confusing and obfuscatory statements make Singapore’s system seem as if it might as well be called You’re On Your Own (YOYO). He added that if companies continue to ride roughshod over minority investors, we will see confidence in our market draining away rapidly. This will in turn adversely affect liquidity and valuations, and make SGX a truly unattractive place to list.

The Business Times

06 February 2018 | General News

Prof Tommy Koh, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Centre for International Law at NUS and Rector of Tembusu College at NUS, discussed why Asean is important to the US. Prof Koh shared that he is pleased that the Trump administration appears to have continued with the previous administration’s pro-Asean policy.

The Straits Times

01 February 2018 | Research

A plan by NUS’ and DSO National Laboratories’ Satellite Technology and Research Centre could make Singapore one of the first few countries in the world to have small satellites flying in formation. It allows the satellites to do the same work as a larger one, but cheaper and faster – the first such effort in Asia.

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01 February 2018 | General News

Asst Prof Marcel Bilger of Duke-NUS Medical School opined that a good insurance design retains co-payments and focuses on value-based care.

The Straits Times

01 February 2018 | General News

For the past 30 years, Prof Kenneth Dean, Head of the Dept of Chinese Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Professor Zheng Zhenman from Xiamen University have gone on trips together to collect historical information from temples and places of worship to study the cultural history of Fujian province in China.

Lianhe Zaobao

01 February 2018 | Research

A team led by Prof Tan Kok Kiong from the Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NUS Engineering was awarded a grant by the Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Welfare Foundation for their invention of a watch that works both as a fall detection monitoring device for the elderly, as well as a hearing aid.

Lianhe Zaobao

31 January 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School discussed the ongoing Datapulse Technology saga which raises questions about the effectiveness of the Singapore Exchange rules in protecting minority shareholders’ interests.

The Business Times