13 April 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof Nitin Pangarkar from the Dept of Strategy and Policy at NUS Business School proposed several strategies that the Singapore Government could adopt to make sure that consumers will continue to get competitive prices and drivers’ earnings will not be adversely affected, even if the Grab-Uber merger is approved.

The Straits Times

13 April 2018 | Community

Seven NUS undergraduates will undertake a 10 Peaks Challenge under the Mental Muscle project in May 2018 to raise funds and public awareness on mental health illnesses. The self-initiated expedition project by undergraduates from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine is in partnership with Singapore Association for Mental Health this year.

The New Paper

13 April 2018 | General News

Dr Lance Gore, Senior Research Fellow of the East Asian Institute at NUS opined that in view of the current international environment surrounding its emergence, China will need a long time to accumulate ‘soft power’. Dr Gore added that the outlook for the ‘soft power’ cold war appears to be unfavourable for China in the mid- to long-term.

Lianhe Zaobao

12 April 2018 | Research

Researchers from the Dept of Building at NUS School of Design and Environment developed a novel technique to enhance concrete structures using wood waste. The new method, which mixes biochar produced from saw dust into cement, strengthens concrete structures by 20 per cent, improves impermeability to water by 50 per cent and helps to recycle wood waste generated in Singapore.

Channel NewsAsia Online, The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, and more

12 April 2018 | General News

NUS Baba House and the Dept of Architecture at NUS School of Design and Development are collaborating to conduct a course on conserving buildings with lime plaster. The team, together with the Urban Redevelopment Authority, will share its knowledge on lime technology with industry professionals through a hands-on conservation workshop.

Channel NewsAsia

12 April 2018 | Research

Scientists from Yale-NUS College and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences  uncovered five new species of South-east Asian frogs from a group of close to 400 museum specimens which researchers had long thought belonged to only two species, by sequencing the DNA of frogs from collections around the world.

The Straits Times

12 April 2018 | General News

The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra performed their final concert of the academic year titled ‘Prelude to the Afternoon of the Faun, Strauss Don Juan and Albert’s Tchaikovsky’ which was held at the Esplanade Concert Hall on 10 April 2018.

The Straits Times

12 April 2018 | General News

Distinguished Visiting Professor Asit K Biswas, from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS and Dr Kris Hartley from Cornell University opined that inequality is decried at campaign rallies and in the global commentariat but that little is done at any policy level in China and India.

Channel NewsAsia Online

11 April 2018 | General News

Asst Prof Joelle Fong from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS and Prof Benedict Koh from SMU noted that the yet-to-be-launched CPF Lifetime Retirement Investment Scheme will offer a few well-diversified funds that are low-cost and passively managed for CPF members.

The Business Times

11 April 2018 | General News

Speaking at the Institute of Policy Studies-Nathan Lecture Series at NUS on 10 April 2018, Dr Cheong Koon Hean, CEO of the Housing and Development Board and NUS Board of Trustee member, shared that the lease system is a “critical” element for the renewal of land use in Singapore.

Lianhe Zaobao