22 May 2019 | General News

Dr Yu Hong of the East Asian Institute at NUS discussed Malaysia's East Coast high speed rail project and its relevance to China's Belt and Road Initiative.

Lianhe Zaobao

22 May 2019 | Research, General News

NUS will now save $70,000 a year in costs for licensing microscopes as N3 user licenses for the confocal microscopes will no longer be required if laboratories follow several safety guidelines. Under this new licensing programme, NUS will have 11 microscopes exempted from the N3 licence. 

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21 May 2019 | Research

A study by Dr Yvette Van Der Eijk, Senior Research Fellow from NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Asst Prof Lee Jeong Kyu from the same School revealed that menthol-flavoured cigarettes did greater harm although they were perceived to be healthier.

Lianhe Zaobao

21 May 2019 | General News

Asst Prof Chan Cheow Thia from the Dept of Chinese Studies at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences wrote about pioneer writer Lin Sentian, whose novel “Nongyan” (dense smoke) depicts the problems facing education among the Overseas Chinese.

Lianhe Zaobao

21 May 2019 | General News

Dr Xunpeng Shi, Adjunct Senior Fellow from the Energy Studies Institute at NUS, and Principal Research Fellow from the Australia-China Relations Institute at University of Technology Sydney opined that natural gas markets are changing in response to new opportunities in Asia Pacific and globally.

CNA

21 May 2019 | General News

Mr Ng Qi Siang, Policy Analyst from Roosevelt Institute’s Economic Development and Inclusion Policy Centre at Yale-NUS College opined that after tensions have ratcheted up this past week, Iran and the US may end up inadvertently falling into a mutually-damaging state of open conflict if cooler heads do not prevail.

CNA

20 May 2019 | Research

A Duke-NUS Medical School research found that there was a significant decline in the rate of loneliness among older adults in Singapore. Assoc Prof Angelique Chan, Executive Director of the school’s Centre for Ageing Research and Education said this was because older adults today are more educated and more likely to be living alone or with only their spouse.

The Straits Times

20 May 2019 | General News

Dr Kelvin Seah Kah Cheng from the Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences cautioned that grouping students based on their co-curricular activities may end up inadvertently segregating classes of students along socioeconomic, racial and gender lines.

CNA Online

17 May 2019 | Community

Duke-NUS Medical School students and alumni provided medical aid in Danang, Vietnam to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the student-led initiative “Project Dove” (Duke-NUS Overseas Volunteering Expedition) where students travel to less-developed countries in the region to operate medical clinics and conduct health education visits to local schools.

The New Paper

17 May 2019 | Research, Community, General News

Dr Mathew Mathews, Senior Research Fellow from the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS and Head of IPS Social Lab, and Mr Leonard Lim, Research Associate from the same institute noted that there is growing divergence in views on moral issues based on individuals’ age, religious affiliations and backgrounds. They opined that if present trends continue, there is likely to be increased contestation in the public sphere and suggested establishing certain norms to preserve a common space to allow people to live peacefully despite their differences.

CNA Online