22 March 2018 | Research

Dr Cecilia Tortajada, Senior Research Fellow from the Institute of Water Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS; and Distinguished Visiting Professor Asit K Biswas from the School discussed the urban water crisis and noted that what is mostly lacking at present is political will, on the part of governments to make hard decisions that will enable water agencies to improve significantly the services they provide, and also the willingness of people to pay modest amounts to maintain a safe and reliable supply of water.

The Straits Times

21 March 2018 | General News

The Tembusu Forum titled “Singapore’s Fourth Prime Minister: Aspirations and Expectations” – which was attended by 270 NUS undergraduates, faculty and guests – featured a panel of speakers comprising Ms Kuik Shiao-Yin, Nominated Member of Parliament, and Co-founder of The Thought Collective; Assoc Prof Eugene Tan from SMU; Mr Tan Yang Long, Tembusu College Student Representative, NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; and Mr Zulkifli Baharudin, Executive Chairman of ITL Corporation. The discussion was moderated by Prof Tommy Koh, Rector of Tembusu College at NUS.

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21 March 2018 | General News

Dr Carol Soon, Senior Research Fellow, and Mr Shawn Goh, Research Assistant from the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, proposed a “5Cs” framework – Content, Context, Communicator’s Identity, Communicator’s Intent and Consequence – to help determine what online falsehoods warrant regulatory intervention and whom to act against.

The Straits Times

21 March 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School discussed the proposed restructuring of Noble Group and the creation of a new company called New Noble to be listed on the Singapore Exchange.

The Business Times

21 March 2018 | General News

Dr Lance Gore, Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute at NUS, discussed China's National Supervisory Commission that was set up after the 13th National People Congress this year.

Lianhe Zaobao

20 March 2018 | Research

Researchers from the SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Precision Medicine and National Heart Centre Singapore believe that wearable activity trackers could play a role in biomedical research and even predict heart-related and metabolic diseases.They found several associations between data from the trackers and the likelihood of an individual developing a cardiovascular and metabolic disease.

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20 March 2018 | General News

Mr Shahid Javed Burki, Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies at NUS and Pakistan’s former Minister of Finance, opined that it made a great deal of sense for China to opt for certainty and stability by extending the life span of President Xi Jinping’s administration.

The Straits Times

20 March 2018 | General News

Yale-NUS College economics student Mr Scott Lee Chua wrote Doorkeeper – which puts a Filipino twist on cosmic time travel – with his childhood friend Ethan Chua. The two emerging comic creators wanted to fulfil their dream of writing a graphic novel together. 

The Straits Times

20 March 2018 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, discussed the differentiation between institutions and their functions, which he opined is the most important measure of whether a political system is contemporary.

Lianhe Zaobao

18 March 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof Lawrence Loh, who is Director of the Centre for Governance, Institutions & Organisations; and from the Dept of Strategy and Policy at NUS Business School, opined that while competition in the insurance industry has solved the problem of overcharging and benefited policyholders, it has created another problem: the over-provision of benefits which has resulted in a financially unsustainable situation for the insurers and everyone else.

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