25 October 2017 | Research, General News

Developers have grown more optimistic about the current and future state of the Singapore property market, but they worry about the government introducing more cooling measures. This was revealed in the Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI), jointly developed by the Department of Real Estate at the NUS School of Design and Environment and the Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore (REDAS).

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25 October 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Hwang Bon-Gang from the Dept of Building at NUS School of Design and Environment elaborated on the definition, process, activities, progress check and control of project time management to deliver a project on time.

The New Paper

25 October 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Wang Jiangyu from the Faculty of Law at NUS analysed the report by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China and noted that the report is, in fact, a declaration and blueprint for a new Chinese developmental model.

Lianhe Zaobao

24 October 2017 | General News

NUS Business School students Aileen Fu, Goh Kong Tat, Tan Ying Hui and Yang Shin Young wrote about the success story of Supreme Components International, one of the fastest-franchised distributors of high-tech electronic and LED components.

The Business Times

24 October 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, noted that China hopes to achieve a well-off society for the country before the time of its 13th Five-year Plan. He opined that the various problems facing China, such as the South China Sea issue and the North Korea nuclear crisis, are challenges as well as international opportunities for the country and added that how China handles the issues will therefore determine if it can rise rapidly.

Lianhe Zaobao

24 October 2017 | Research

Scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School, Johns Hopkins Medicine Singapore and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan have revealed a decisive link between Aristolochic Acids (AA), a natural product of some plants used in herbal remedies, and liver cancers. Using mutational signature analysis, the researchers analysed the genes of 98 patients with liver cancer and found that 76 of them had tumours that were exposed to AA.

Lianhe Zaobao

23 October 2017 | Research

The Energy Market Authority has awarded a S$6.2 million research grant to a consortium led by NUS to develop Singapore’s solar forecasting capabilities. Researchers will use techniques in weather prediction, remote sensing, machine learning and grid modelling to improve the accuracy of solar output forecasts and grid management. NUS is also a member of another consortium to build an energy storage system that uses vanadium redox flow technology.

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23 October 2017 | Research, Community

A study by two NUS Social Work undergraduates with the Syariah Court found that positive attitudes towards marriage are key to saving troubled households. It also found couples are generally reluctant to attend counselling sessions, regardless of whether they intend to reconcile or divorce.

Suria News, Lianhe Zaobao, Berita Harian

23 October 2017 | General News

NUS medical student Mr Saravanan Shanmugam and NUS alumnus Mr Syed Ashrathullah will be putting up a “kathakalachiyabam”, a form of traditional folk musical storytelling at the National Writers Festival in November 2017. Both honed their talent though participation in dramas such as Sangae Muzhangu, a theatrical production of NUS Tamil Language Society.

Tamil Murasu

21 October 2017 | Education, General News

The NUS Faculty of Law celebrated its 60th Anniversary with a gala dinner on 20 October 2017, which was attended by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon as the Guest-of-Honour. A special anniversary book written by Dr Kevin Tan, charting NUS Law’s 60 years of development, was launched at the dinner. Proceeds from the book will go to the NUS Law Student Support Fund to provide additional sources of financial support for NUS law students.

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