07 November 2015 | General News

Prof Mohan J. Dutta, Provost's Chair Professor of Communications and New Media and Director of the Centre for Culture-Centred Approach to Research and Evaluation at NUS, discussed about the rise of the Hindu right in India since last year, and opined that the secularism that once defined the spirit of India and offered the mainspring for its national imagination is now under threat.

06 November 2015 | General News

Mr Francesco Mancini, an adjunct associate professor from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, opined that while the continuing success of the James Bond franchise is commonly attributed to its universally appealing cliche, another often overlooked element is its representation of people's innermost geopolitical fears.

06 November 2015 | Research

A team of researchers from the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre has discovered the culprit genes behind fibroepithelial breast tumours, which comprises fibroadenomas and phyllodes tumours. This was based on a study of 79 phyllodes tumours and 21 fibroadenomas tumors.

06 November 2015 | General News

Prof Wang Gungwu, Chairman of the East Asian Institute at NUS, opined that Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Singapore, coming so soon after his visits to Washington and London, has shown that Singapore is a key link in the global chain and could also be a pillar of future regional order.

06 November 2015 | Research

A research study led by Assistant Professor Amy Ou from the NUS Business School has found humble chief executive officers to enjoy higher Return on Assets (ROA).

06 November 2015 | General News

Prof Huang Jing, Director of the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, observed that the 7 November 2015 historic meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou will turn a new chapter in cross-strait ties and have an epoch-making effect on the development of cross-strait ties and eventual peaceful reunification.

06 November 2015 | General News

Dr Qi Dongtao, Research Fellow from the East Asia Institute at NUS, opined that in order for the world to accept China's rise, China will need the acceptance first from Taiwan and Hong Kong which will be a long process of mutual adaptation. Dr Qi expressed hope that the outcome of the historic meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou on 7 November 2015 will be a great impetus to this process.

05 November 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Sanjay Swarup, Deputy Director of the NUS Environmental Research Institute, shared that the fires in the peat swamp forests of Sumatra and Kalimantan are extremely difficult to put out because even after the flames on the surface have been doused, peat fires will continue to burn underground.

05 November 2015 | Education, General News

NUS will organise a talk on 9 November 2015 in conjunction with '800 Years of Magna Carta' - an exhibition that will be held at the Supreme Court of Singapore from 19 to 23 November 2015. The exhibition is curated by Assoc Prof Kevin Tan from the NUS Faculty of Law as well as constitutional law experts.

04 November 2015 | Research, General News

The Institute of Policy Studies, a think-tank within the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, organised the Post-Election Conference 2015 on 4 November 2015, in which it shared the findings of three surveys on different aspects of the recently concluded General Election 2015. There was also a panel discussion featuring politicians from four different parties on whether opposition parties were hobbled by an uneven electoral playing field.