01 November 2017 | General News

In the monthly “Ask: NUS Economists” series, Assoc Prof Chia Ngee Choon from the Dept of Economics, and Co-Director of the Next Age Institute at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Mr Hysen Lim, an NUS alumnus, discussed how the expansion of Singapore’s transportation network will affect housing prices and how the announcement, construction and opening of Downtown Line 2 had affected resale HDB prices.

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01 November 2017 | General News

Dr Cecilia Tortajada, Senior Research Fellow from the Institute of Water Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew of Public Policy at NUS, discussed about sustainability reporting introduced by the Singapore Exchange and highlighted that Singapore’s water policy offers a useful model for sustainable development.

Lianhe Zaobao

01 November 2017 | Research

Asst Prof Chen Po-Yen from the Dept of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering and his team have come up with a new technology that can potentially be used to make better protective clothing. By integrating elastomer with structured two-dimensional material films like graphene oxide, they developed a bilayer material that can provide robust barrier protection against chemical solvents and fires.

Berita Harian

31 October 2017 | General News

The NUS Faculty of Law has established the Centre for Pro Bono and Clinical Legal Education to consolidate the work of the NUS Pro Bono Office and the faculty's clinical legal education programmes. The Centre aims to prepare NUS Law students for real world practice by exposing them to the challenges of delivering quality legal service while serving the disadvantaged in the community.

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31 October 2017 | General News

Asst Prof Clarence Tam and PhD student Ms Jane Lim from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS noted that the overuse of antibiotics to treat conditions for which they are unnecessary or ineffective is a major cause of antibiotic resistance, and discussed national action plans developed by countries to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

The Straits Times

31 October 2017 | General News

Distinguished Visiting Professor Asit K Biswas from the Lee Kuan Yew of Public Policy at NUS, Dr Cecilia Tortajada, Senior Research Fellow at the School’s Institute of Water Policy and Ms Udisha Saklani, an independent policy researcher with the Institute, noted that India needs a new path of development that will ensure sustainable livelihood of the rural people that would reduce rural-urban migration and thus make a positive impact on cities.

The Business Times

31 October 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, discussed the development of higher education in China over the years. He noted that parents in China continue to have low regard for tradespeople and prefer their children to pursue business degrees.

Lianhe Zaobao

30 October 2017 | General News

According to flash estimates of the Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) released by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS for September 2017, prices of non-landed private homes rose 0.1 per cent compared to August 2017. The SRPI of smaller units saw the most growth of 0.9 per cent.

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30 October 2017 | General News

Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan spoke on the topic “India, Singapore & ASEAN: Shared History, Common Future” at the Singapore Symposium 2017 during his visit to New Delhi on 31 October 2017. The symposium was co-organised by the Institute of South Asian studies at NUS, and the Confederation of Indian Industry in New Delhi.

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30 October 2017 | General News

Ms Lynelle Seow, Careers Advisor at the Centre for Future-ready Graduates at NUS wrote that many young adults and graduating students shy away from networking because they see it as inauthentic, exploitive and fake. Ms Seow opined that the best way to learn how to network is to move beyond the realm of thinking to the realm of action and shared five tips to approach networking.

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