18 June 2015 | General News

NUS and the Monetary Authority of Singapore have jointly appointed Prof Lawrence Christiano as the 11th MAS Term Professor in Economics and Finance. He will be hosted by NUS Dept of Economics during the term of the Professorship.

18 June 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from NUS Business School discussed the issue of independence of independent directors, and the need to allow non-controlling shareholders more say in nomination and election of directors and the determination of their independence.

17 June 2015 | Research

The KK Women's and Children's Hospital is working with A*STAR's Singapore Institute for Clinical Science, NUS and NUHS on a large-scale study looking into how a woman's health, as well as other environmental factors can affect both her and her child.

17 June 2015 | General News

Mr Sim Jui Liang from Institute of Public Policy at NUS' Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, discussed about the relevance of community museums and opined that there is no universal model for such museums and that Singapore can draw inspiration from Hong Kong.

17 June 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Wang Jiangyu, Deputy Director of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies at NUS Faculty of Law, discussed about the three possible outcomes as Hong Kong lawmakers prepare to vote on plans to allow citizens to elect the Chief Executive.

16 June 2015 | General News

Prof Asit K Biswas and Dr Cecilia Tortajada from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, as well as NUS student Ho Kang Leng, expressed strong support for and endorsement of technological innovations in water management for the future. They opined that during the next 10 years, countries such as Singapore will get better value for money by giving emphasis to economic and social instruments for water management which need accelerated attention.

16 June 2015 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, discussed the importance of China maintaining an open economy. He opined that in order to maintain the openness, China should neither be overly afraid of the West, nor trust it too readily.

16 June 2015 | Education, General News

Mr Phang Kok Jun, who will be graduating this year from the NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, shared about the music compositions he created in celebration of SG50.

15 June 2015 | Research

A study conducted by the NUS Business School and analytics firm VSC found that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore have been successful in securing public projects, with 79 per cent of the contracts awarded by all ministries having gone to SMEs rather than MNCs in the first half of 2014. It also found a high correlation between a company's financial strength and the level of success in winning public tenders.

15 June 2015 | Research, Community

Mr Tan Siong Kiat and Mr Kelvin Lim, curators from the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at NUS, have compiled a new directory of more than 300 animal names in Hokkien, titled Minnan (Hokkien) Animal Names Used In Singapore.