06 January 2018 | General News

Mr Li Zi, a PhD candidate in the School of Design and Environment at NUS, discussed the state of online communities and the risk that “empires” will form that could lead to social dangers.

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05 January 2018 | General News

NUS held a lunch reception on 5 January 2018 to thank Prof Tan Chorh Chuan for his nine-year tenure as University’s fourth President and to welcome Prof Tan Eng Chye as NUS’ new President. Prof Tan Chorh Chuan was conferred the University Professor title, NUS’ highest academic appointment, in recognition of his outstanding and long-term contributions to the University.

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05 January 2018 | Research

Researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School and the National University Health Systems have devised a new genetic sequencing technique to help in the early detection of stomach cancer.

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04 January 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof (Practice) Simon Poh from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School noted that as a company closes its accounts near the end of the year, it has to decide on payment of extra remuneration and/or dividends to its employees and shareholders. He opined that from a corporate governance standpoint, it is true that for listed companies, controlling shareholders will generally prefer to receive remuneration than dividends, given the stakes that they hold in companies.

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03 January 2018 | General News

ESM Goh Chok Tong, Chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy’s governing board, wrote a valedictory letter to Prof Kishore Mahbubani, the retired dean of the school, which was made public on 3 January 2018. ESM Goh said that Prof Mahbubani has built up the school with dedication and foresight, and leaves behind a firm foundation for his successors to build on. He added that Prof Mahbubani’s reputation as a leading expert on Asian and international affairs helped to establish the school's standing.

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03 January 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from NUS Business School highlighted that when a company makes a hasty acquisition in a new business, it raises questions about whether the acquisition is arms-length and the board has exercised reasonable diligence.

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03 January 2018 | General News

Prof Teo Yik Ying, Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS, discussed the extension of the national smoking ban and shared his thoughts on how Singapore can work further to move towards a smoke-free country.

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02 January 2018 | Research

Asst Prof Gong Jie from NUS Business School and her co-researchers used the labour market for professional footballers to examine the value of experience, and thereafter applied their findings to human capital management in businesses. Their findings demonstrated that more exposure to on-the-job activities can possibly overcome organisational hurdles.

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02 January 2018 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, examined how globalisation and technology have changed the world. He noted that those who are in power today will need to carry out a “self-revolution” in order to stave off other forms of revolution.

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01 January 2018 | Community, General News

Ms Pamela Low, an undergraduate from the Dept of Economics at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and member of the Singapore Youth for Climate Action, was featured for her New Year’s resolutions that embody a wider purpose. Ms Low wants to consume less disposables and is going one step further by making a New Year’s resolution of not buying new clothes. Inspired to live a greener life after spending five months in Germany on a student exchange programme last year, she hopes that by living out her resolution, she can lead by example.

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