01 January 2018 | General News

Mr Liu Shiyi, a postgraduate student from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, analysed the new “Pivot South” policy mooted by the Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party. He opined that Singapore and Taiwan can work closely together in multiple areas including IT and smart technologies.

Lianhe Zaobao

31 December 2017 | General News

This was a report on plans for the nation to mark the 200th anniversary of 1819 when Sir Stamford Raffles first arrived in Singapore, as highlighted in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s New Year message. Professor Tan Tai Yong, President of Yale-NUS College, who sits on the Singapore bicentennial advisory panel, shared that the bicentennial commemoration in 2019 will be a reflective attempt to understand the “full essence and complexity” of events in Singapore’s 700-year history.

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31 December 2017 | General News

Distinguished Visiting Professor Asit K. Biswas from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, and Dr Cecilia Tortajada, Senior Research Fellow at the School’s Institute of Water Policy, noted that for Singapore to achieve a remarkable progress – to go from Third World to the top of the world in such a short period, it went for 'soft' options like changing mindsets and hard rules, such as the Land Acquisition Act and congestion pricing.

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31 December 2017 | General News

Kiasunomics: Stories of Singaporean Economic Behaviours, a book co-authored by Prof Sumit Agarwal, Visiting Professor from the Dept of Finance at NUS Business School; Assoc Prof Ang Swee Hoon from the Dept of Marketing at NUS Business School; and Dean’s Chair Assoc Prof Sing Tien Foo, Deputy Head (Admin & Finance) at NUS School of Design & Environment and Director, Institute of Real Estate Studies, brings to light the relevance of research, often seen as esoteric, on our daily life and decision-making. It also has a bearing on policy implications, particularly issues on GST, utility consumption and retirement.

The Sunday Times

31 December 2017 | General News

Asst Prof Patricia Chen from the Dept of Psychology at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences shared how we can rise to the challenge of better achieving our goals. She noted that behaviour change is easier said than done and added that success lies not in the act of setting the goal, but in how it is made and executed.

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31 December 2017 | General News

Dr Azhar Ibrahim, Deputy Head of the Dept of Malay Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences wrote about the history of Singapore and traced the development of the Singapore Malay since the 19th century, prior to the British colonisation of Singapore.

Berita Minggu

29 December 2017 | General News

NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye and Professor Subra Suresh, his counterpart at NTU, have been appointed members of A*STAR’s board with effect from 1 January 2018. They replace Professor Tan Chorh Chuan and Professor Bertil Andersson, both of whom have completed their term on the A*STAR board.

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29 December 2017 | Research

Asst Prof Chester Drum from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS has figured out a first – a way to fold a protein using a highly stable shell which wraps around the unfolded substrate, moulding it like hands mould clay, and then protecting it from harm. Because a protein’s shape influences what it can do, this potentially allows  Prof Drum and his team to create a tough version of a protein that the body needs, and which could in future help in the treatment of a disease like cancer. The breakthrough was published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications in December 2017.

The Straits Times

29 December 2017 | General News

The latest flash estimates from the Singapore Residential Price Index, compiled by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, showed that resale prices of non-landed private homes rose by 1.4 per cent in November over October 2017. The sub-index for the central region – small units not included – rose 1.7 per cent month on month in November, while in the non-central region, excluding small units, rose 1.2 per cent.

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29 December 2017 | General News

Ms Siti Nadzirah Samsudin from the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS discussed the recent upheavals in the news industry in Singapore and opined that the future of news organisations remains bleak without financial support from readers, given the trend in declining advertising revenue.

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