21 October 2017 | General News

Prof Ivan Png from Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences unveiled his findings on the “Airbnb effect” on Singapore at the Singapore Economic Policy Forum 2017 jointly organised by the Dept and the Economic Society of Singapore. The study found that the home sharing platform had an effect on residential real estate transactions; there was a correlation between the penetration of Airbnb hosts in a residential block and the resale prices of that block over time.

The Business Times

21 October 2017 | General News

Asst Prof Voo Teck Chuan from the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine opined that although increasing the supply of organs available for transplant is the key goal of policies governing deceased organ donation, there are other important ethical considerations. He added that after consent is presumed, promoting expressed consent can help the living trust that organ donation is a gift the deceased truly wants to leave behind for those in need of a transplant.

Channel NewsAsia Online

20 October 2017 | Community, General News

Speaking at NUS Law’s annual Singapore Law Review Lecture titled Prosecution in the Public Interest, Attorney-General Mr Lucien Wong said that emerging problems in Singapore’s society, such as fake news and offences against elderly victims, must be tackled with “resolute prosecutorial action”.

The Straits Times

20 October 2017 | Research

Prof Peter Ng, Head of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at NUS and Dr A Biju Kumar, Head of the Dept of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries at the University of Kerala, India, have identified a new species of crab which live exclusively in trees in Kerala. Prof Ng who helped to classify and describe the species named Kani maranjandu in honour of the Kani tribesmen who first spotted them, said that the tree crab illustrates crab evolution.

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19 October 2017 | General News

Associate Professor Mak Yuen Teen from the Department of Accounting at NUS Business School and Mr Chew Yee Hong, an active investor and corporate governance researcher, highlighted the need for SGX to improve its monitoring of issuers’ compliance and to take enforcement action on issuers that continue to flout the rules despite being informed about the regulations. Otherwise, ordinary investors will not see a level playing field and this will ultimately harm investors’ confidence in the integrity of our market.

The Business Times

18 October 2017 | General News

NUS has been ranked 8th in the world for Engineering and Technology, and 13th for Computer Science in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018 by subject.

The Straits Times

18 October 2017 | General News

Prof Andrew Delios, Head of the Dept of Strategy and Policy at NUS Business School, discussed the business model of bike-sharing schemes in Singapore. He highlighted that before we reach the stage of Amsterdam – one of the most bike-friendly countries in the world - here in Singapore, it is important to regulate this growing industry.

The Straits Times

18 October 2017 | General News

A team of clinicians and researchers from the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is conducting a three-year study which aims to create a database for research into respiratory diseases by accelerating the digitisation and integration of records of patients who suffer from asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - a serious disease that limits airflow to the lungs.

The Straits Times

18 October 2017 | General News

Asst Prof Jean Liu from the Dept of Social Sciences at Yale NUS College and Adjunct Asst Prof at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School discussed the successes and limitations of the Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA). She also highlighted that the complexities of policy, psychology and cultural beliefs make HOTA a policy that requires continual fine-tuning.

Channel NewsAsia Online

17 October 2017 | General News

A group of students from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine organised an interactive showcase to engage and educate the public about palliative care at the Toa Payoh Hub Atrium from 21-22 October 2017.

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