13 February 2019 | General News

NUS Chairman and former CEO of Singapore Exchange Mr Hsieh Fu Hua and Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School have been appointed members of the Corporate Governance Advisory Committee by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.  The permanent, industry-led body will be responsible for “levelling up corporate governance standards and practices” in Singapore.

The Business Times, Lianhe Zaobao

13 February 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Tan Khee Giap from the Asia Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS and Mr Tan Yan Yi, a Singapore full-time National Serviceman, discussed why a forward looking budget ought to strengthen the foundations for delivering macroeconomic stability, set aside ample financial resources with policy restructuring measures to promote micro-economic efficiency and invest in soft and hard capacity building.

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13 February 2019 | General News

Prof Sumit Agarwal, Low Tuck Kwong Professor at NUS Business School and Professor in the departments of Economics, Finance and Real Estate at NUS shared how the improved payment convenience of mobile wallets would have a real and significant economic impact in driving consumer traffic, consumption and generating beneficial spillover effects that deliver business growth.

The Business Times

12 February 2019 | General News

Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry and Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education, were among the speakers at NUS’ Middle East Institute annual conference on 11 February 2019. Mr Chan said that Singapore and Asean can draw a lesson from the unstable situation in the Middle East – that a region needs to have cohesion if it does not want to be a platform for proxy contests by major powers. Mr Ong shared that small states can thrive best in an orderly environment with clear rules and also highlighted how technology has fundamentally changed politics around the world.

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12 February 2019 | Research

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS talked about how the modern order in Asia was shaped by the maritime efforts of the European colonial powers in the past, with China being powerless to exert much of an influence.

Lianhe Zaobao

11 February 2019 | Research

Dr Sandric Leong from the NUS Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI), and Ms Emily Curren, a PhD student at TMSI and the Dept of Biological Sciences at the NUS Faculty of Science, found more than 400 different types of bacteria on 275 pieces of microplastics collected from three beaches in Singapore.

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10 February 2019 | General News

Dr Zhang Weina and Assoc Prof Ruth Tan from the Dept of Finance at NUS Business School explained what credit risk was and its importance.

The Sunday Times

09 February 2019 | Research

Prof Lam Khee Poh, Dean of NUS School of Design and Environment; Prof Liu Bin, Head of NUS Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; and Assoc Prof Ernest Chua Kian Jon from NUS Department of Mechanical Engineering attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2019 where they spoke about how to deal with pressing issues of the day, particularly climate change.

The Straits Times

08 February 2019 | Education

NUS Senior Deputy President and Provost Professor Ho Teck Hua announced three new education initiatives for the new academic year starting August 2019. The University will provide an admission pathway for entrepreneurial polytechnic students, NUS students will get to design their own modules for a portion of their curriculum and bonus admission points policy to be extended to students with polytechnic, International Baccalaureate and NUS High School qualifications.

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08 February 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Sophie Archuleta and Adj Asst Prof Wong Chen Seong from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine discussed the news about the personal details of individuals that had been stolen from Singapore’s HIV Registry, and had subsequently been leaked online. Both noted that recent events have shown how much fear and taboo still exist around HIV and expressed their belief that by working together, we can overcome the challenges ahead, and make life better for all, regardless of HIV status.

The Straits Times