Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School discussed whether Singapore companies and directors can transcend compliance to a more principle-based approach.
Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS shared his insights on China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative since it was launched five years ago and discussed its prospects.
Yale-NUS student Ahmad Musthofa Murdifi had the opportunity to go on a study-trip to Uganda and Rwanda, after receiving a bursary from the Lembaga Biasiswa Kenangan Maulud (LBKM) worth $1,200, which would also allow him to participate in similar programmes in the future. The six-week trip sparked his interest in issues such as intrastate conflicts and international law.
NUS Business School students Henry Wat, Germaine Tyo, Joey Ho and Oh Chin Keong clinched the top prize of a competition organised by the Singapore Exchange and NUS Business School which asked students to create a strategy to increase the level of sustainability investing in locally listed companies.
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Prof C Raja Mohan, Director of the Institute of South Asian Studies at NUS shared his views on whether Moscow will seize the opportunity that is presented by changing power dynamics in Asia.
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Assoc Prof Hsu Li Yang, Head of the Infectious Diseases Programme at NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health shared his views on the implications of antimicrobial resistance for countries both rich and poor, and the improvements that can potentially be made on several fronts in the local hospital setting.
Prof Teo Yik Ying, Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS noted that the recent proposal to introduce standardised tobacco packaging has elicited strong responses from diverse sectors. He opined that the move complements anti-smoking measures, such as the ban on point-of-sale display.
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Asst Prof Balamurugan A Vellayappan of the Dept of Medicine at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine noted from his personal experience with patients that a diagnosis of cancer comes as a wake-up call for them, in that they take stock of what is important in their lives.
NUS has jumped six spots to be placed 10th in the latest Global University Employability Ranking compiled annually by French human resource consultancy Emerging and published by Times Higher Education. It is the only Singapore university in the global top 10, and one of Asia’s top two universities for employment.
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NUS hosted a special dialogue with The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, on 15 November 2018, which was attended by about 400 members of the NUS community. Themed “Canada and Asia in a Changing World”, the dialogue discussed about trade, the global debate on multilateralism and nationalist populism, as well as the role of Internet and social media in global politics.
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