09 September 2017 | General News

Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS opined that Singapore’s three most outstanding founding fathers were Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Dr Goh Keng Swee and Mr S. Rajaratnam, and shared some of their key qualities. He also recounted a few stories from his personal experience which illustrate these qualities.

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09 September 2017 | General News

Distinguished Visiting Professor Asit K Biswas of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS; Dr Cecilia Tortajada, Senior Research Fellow from the Institute of Water Policy at the School; and Ms Udisha Saklani, an independent policy researcher with the Institute noted that politicians blame climate change but ignore the need for planning and infrastructure to ease seasonal flooding that wreaks havoc in cities. They opined that India could follow Singapore’s example, which also has to deal with monsoons and has for the most part solved urban-drainage and water-security problems.

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08 September 2017 | General News

The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY School) at NUS organised a forum on 8 September 2017, where panellists discussed the significance of the change and impact of the upcoming first presidential election reserved for Malay candidates. The sessions were chaired respectively by Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of LKY School; Dr Mathew Mathews, Senior Research Fellow at IPS; and Dr Gillian Koh, Deputy Director (Research) from IPS.

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08 September 2017 | General News

Speaking at a dialogue on 8 September 2017 to mark the 13th anniversary of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong said that the developments of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group in the region, coupled with the presence of self-radicalised individuals here, means that Singaporeans need to prepare themselves for an eventual terrorist attack. The dialogue was chaired by Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of LKY School.

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08 September 2017 | General News

Prof Mohan J Dutta, Provost’s Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Communications and New Media at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, as well as Courtesy Professor of Communication at Purdue University, noted the most recent murder of one of India’s prominent journalists, Ms Gauri Lankesh is symptomatic of a larger climate of politically motivated attacks on journalists asking difficult questions and critical of the far-right Bharatiya Janata Party’s Hindutva agenda of targeting minorities that risk turning India into a republic of hate.

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08 September 2017 | Education

Syn City, the story’s setting in Sir Fong’s Adventures In Science Book 6: Synthetic Biology, is lifted from the Synthetic Biology for Clinical and Technological Innovation (SynCTI) at NUS. SynCTI provided funding to comic artist Otto Fong who created the book to educate the young generation about synthetic biology.

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08 September 2017 | Research

Asst Prof Feng Mengling from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS and Asst Prof Ngiam Kee Yuan, Chief Medical information Officer of National University Health System, who is also with NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, noted that the ubiquitous nature of technology in modern living implies it is now easier for doctors to care for a larger number of patients with the aid of artificial intelligence.

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08 September 2017 | General News

Distinguished Visiting Prof Asit K Biswas from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, and Dr Kris Hartley, lecturer from the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University shared that while engineering solutions are popular interventions, cities cannot simply pipe away flood risks. They discussed China’s “sponge city initiative” which makes use of permeable surfaces and green infrastructures to reduce flooding and enhance water supply security.

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07 September 2017 | General News

Dr Gillian Koh, Deputy Director (Research) from the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS observed that the serious candidates for premiership are likely to be shifted into the position of deputy prime minister by the end of this parliamentary term. She added we have the further responsibility of seeking to grasp what our national interests are before we judge who best represents those and who we can have confidence in.

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07 September 2017 | Education, General News

Computing and Computer Engineering courses took the top three spots in a study conducted in August 2017 on which university majors at NUS reaped the most financially in the first year of graduation. Architecture, Pharmacy, Civil and Electrical Engineering, Law and Nursing courses were among the top 10 majors with the highest returns.

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