23 March 2017 | Research, Entrepreneurship

Prof Wong Poh Kam, Director of NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, presented an NUS study titled ‘Growth and Job Creation Dynamics of High-tech Startups in Singapore’ at The Business Times’ Leaders Forum 2017 on startup growth and job creation. The study found that innovation and ecosystem support were key to startup growth and job creation, and that job-creating startups have spent more on R&D and have higher IP ownership than non-creators.

The Business Times

22 March 2017 | Research, General News

Reflecting on the future of Singapore’s water, Prof Asit K. Biswas from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, and Dr Cecilia Tortajada, of the School’s Institute of Water Policy, discussed the recent announcement made by the Singapore Government to raise the price of water. They stressed that it is essential to engage the population in the formulation of future policies through a robust communication strategy with all the facts, figures and implications of possible decisions; and this will ensure the nation’s water security for decades to come.

The Straits Times

22 March 2017 | General News

Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, shared his perspectives and insights on Asean being an important stabilising factor amid tussles by bigger powers such as the US and China at the Maybank Kim Seng’s Invest Asean 2017 Edition conference.

The Business Times

22 March 2017 | Research, General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from NUS Business School and Mr Chew Yi Hong, an active investor, cautioned that if we do not take urgent steps to address the disclosure lapses that are becoming all too common, our disclosure-based regime is at risk of becoming a selective disclosure-based regime.

The Business Times

22 March 2017 | General News

Prof Jochen Wirtz from NUS Business School discussed five business lessons which organisations can learn from Changi Airport’s success.

The New Paper

22 March 2017 | Research, General News

Prof Asit K. Biswas from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, and Dr Cecilia Tortajada and Ms Udisha Saklani of the School’s Institute of Water Policy surmised that unless India can significantly improve its water management, states will become each other’s rivals, with a similar rivalry springing up between different types of water users.

TODAY

21 March 2017 | General News

Prof Andrew Delios, Head of Dept of Strategy and Policy at NUS Business School, noted that now more than ever, the US needs a multi-party system as its demographics and variance in voter preferences can only be met by a growth in the number of legitimate parties that effectively wield power and influence. He opined that this will not happen in the foreseeable future but if politicians act with the same vigour and attention to their customer base as organisations do, then we would see the emergence of new parties to serve new niches of voters.

The Business Times

21 March 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS opined that a root cause of corrupt behaviour is the improper relationship between the government and the business sector. He added that every country will need to explore new forms of government-business ties in accordance with the changing times, and an institutional change or even reconstruction would be the only choice, and that China is no exception.

Lianhe Zaobao

20 March 2017 | Research

A team of researchers led by Asst Prof Tan Swee Ching from the Dept of Materials Science and Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering has developed a nanofibre solution that can turn an average mesh laundry bag into a haze-buster – by transforming it into an air filter that can block out harmful PM2.5 particles. The thin, see-through air filter can remove up to 90 per cent of PM2.5 particles, and allows better airflow 2.5 times higher than conventional ones.

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20 March 2017 | Education, Community

The Community Health Angels Mentoring Programme, formed through a collaboration between NUS and charity Montfort Care’s @27 Family Service Centre, enables Pharmacy students to apply what they have learnt to real-life situations, and to understand the needs of seniors better. The programme, headed by Dr Yap Kai Zhen from the Department of Pharmacy at the NUS Faculty of Science, started with nine students and has now trained 80 in total.

The Straits Times