05 February 2019 | General News

Senior Research Fellow Dr Faizal bin Yahya and Research Assistant Mr Shazly Zain, both from the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS opined that to facilitate the SMEs Go Digital process, it may be more appropriate to reallocate the SME Digital Hub portfolio to Enterprise Singapore (ESG). They added that empowering ESG will facilitate the process for SMEs to understand the digitalisation process, assess the SME business model in the new digital paradigm and chart a roadmap going forward in an efficient manner.

The Business Times

05 February 2019 | General News

Dr Shan Wei, Research Fellow and Mr Ryan Ho, Research Asst, both from the East Asian Institute at NUS discussed the rise of the ‘pan-halal’ trend in China, whereby food and services which were traditionally non-halal are now becoming halal and has sparked an online debate amongst the mostly Han Chinese population. They also opined that ‘Islamophobia’ in China is a reality and amid other reasons, it is caused by terrorist attacks and ethnic violence related to Uighur Muslims, which have created negative sentiments towards the Islamic community in China.

Berita Harian

04 February 2019 | General News

The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra performed an all-Bach concert which was conducted by renowned baroque specialist Masaaki Suzuki, founder of Bach Collegium Japan.

The Straits Times

04 February 2019 | General News

Intimacies is among various projects showcased at The Future Of Our Pasts Festival which is organised by Yale-NUS College from 16 February to 17 March 2019 in support of the Singapore Bicentennial. It features remittance letters sent home by Chinese migrant workers in Singapore in the 20th century before and after the Second World War.

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04 February 2019 | General News

The NUS Tamil Language Society will be organising Sports Spectra 2019, which serves as a platform for students to gather and display their strength in sports, on 23 February 2019 at the NUS Sports and Recreation Centre.

Tamil Murasu

03 February 2019 | General News

Ms See Ying Jia, an NUS School of Design and Environment undergraduate, clinched the Gold award for architecture at the Singapore leg of the Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) in January 2019, for her design of a communal kitchen and street market sited within the confined space of a “tube house” in Vietnam. Along with another young Singapore designer, she will be representing the country at the AYDA Summit and Award Ceremony where two spots in Harvard’s Design Discovery programme will be up for grabs.


02 February 2019 | General News

Dr Chen Yu from the Dept of Architecture at the NUS School of Design and Environment described her experiences in bringing students on a research trip to the Zhangjiao village in the Fujian province.

Lianhe Zaobao

02 February 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Hsu Li Yang, Head of the Infectious Diseases Programme and Mr Rayner Tan, a PhD candidate and researcher on HIV, both at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS, shared that public perceptions and attitudes towards people living with HIV have not changed beyond fear and prejudice from the early years of the epidemic. This is despite the fact that advances in medical science, which, coupled with a regime of lifetime medication, has reduced HIV infection from a death sentence to a chronic disease, with life expectancies close to that of an individual without the HIV virus.

Channel NewsAsia Online

01 February 2019 | Research

A study led by Asst Prof Frank Rheindt from the Dept of Biological Sciences at the NUS Faculty of Science found that the conservation of the Milky Stork (Mycteria cinerea), an endangered wading bird native to Southeast Asia, is threatened due to crossbreeding with its more common cousin, the Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala). 

Channel NewsAsia, The Straits Times

01 February 2019 | Research

The Dept of Chinese Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, together with the National Library Board and the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, have compiled the Singapore Biographical Database of Chinese Personalities, which contains biographical information on Chinese pioneers which include renowned figures such as businessmen Eu Tong Sen and Chew Joo Chiat and war hero Lim Bo Seng.

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