05 April 2018 | Research

At the 10th Anniversary celebration of Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at NUS on 5 April 2018, Prof Armin Aberle, Chief Executive Officer of SERIS, announced three flagship research projects that will further strengthen the institute’s capabilities – to develop a multi-purpose floating photovoltaic system that is suitable for off-shore applications in sheltered waters like Singapore; to develop more efficient solar cells in collaboration with NTU and NRF’s CREATE; and to develop cheaper and more efficient solar panels that can be integrated into buildings to overcome land constraints.

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05 April 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof Peter Borschberg from the Dept of History at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences opined that the story of Raffles’ discovery of Singapore should be see less as a discovery, but as the most recent in the series of visions of the island.

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05 April 2018 | Research

A research team led by Assoc Prof He Jianzhong from the Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering has discovered how to isolate and harness a naturally occurring bacterium from mushroom crop residue, and use it to convert cellulose, a plant-based material, to biobutanol, a biofuel.

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05 April 2018 | General News

Dr Guo Liangping, Senior Research Fellow from the East Asian Institute opined about the situation at the Korean peninsula if Kim Jong-un decides to step up the opening of the North Korean economy.

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04 April 2018 | Research

Researchers from the Dept of Chemistry at NUS Faculty of Science have developed a novel technique for large-scale production of graphene. The new method uses 50 times less solvent than conventional method, and offers an economical and industrially viable strategy to mass produce graphene.

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03 April 2018 | Research, General News

Singapore firms still have some way to go with regards to good corporate governance practices, especially in the area of diversity based on a report by the Asean Capital Markets Forum and the Asian Development Bank, which assessed 100 largest listed firms in six Asean nations. The Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations at NUS Business School helped to compile the Singapore report.

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03 April 2018 | General News

Prof Tommy Koh, NUS Professor of Law, noted that there are many more areas of shared interests between Asean and Australia, even if cultural differences sometimes lead to misunderstandings.

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03 April 2018 | General News

Mr Kenneth Khoo from NUS Faculty of Law and Asst Prof Yang Nan from the Dept of Marketing and the Dept of Strategy and Policy at NUS Business School, noted that Uber’s proposed sale of its South-east Asian business to rival Grab will have an adverse impact on competition in the industry, and discussed ways to level the playing field for potential rivals to Grab.

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03 April 2018 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, outlined the historical relationship between politics and commerce in China and analysed this on an ideological level as well as how it plays out in reality.

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02 April 2018 | Research

A study led by Senior Research Fellow Alex Tan from the Institute of Policy Studies, a think-tank within the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, has found that age is no barrier to entrepreneurship. It surveyed 2,634 Singaporeans between the ages of 50 and 70 to understand the economic and social impact of seniors who dabble in businesses. 

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