14 October 2017 | General News

Dr Norshahril Saat from the Dept of Malay Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences discussed a recent incident where the Sultan of Johor, Ibrahim Iskandar, condemned a laundrette in Muar for its "Muslim-only" services. Dr Saat opined that to develop a more inclusive society, a top-down intervention would not suffice without grassroots support and  restricting grassroots intellectual inputs means shutting the doors to progress, as society is exposed only to ideas promoted by those in power whom they are familiar with.

The Straits Times

14 October 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Philip Iau from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and Assoc Prof Mikael Hartman from Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS raised funds and awareness on issues surrounding breast cancer in Asia and sealed collaboration deals as they rode on their dual-purpose motorcycles from Singapore to Sweden. Assoc Prof Iau also recently launched his book, The Long Road From Singapore which documented the on-the-road challenges and people that both of them faced on their journey.

The New Paper

13 October 2017 | Research

A research team led by Assoc Prof Ernest Chua from the Dept of Mechanical Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering has come up with a greener and cheaper way to produce electricity, water, air-conditioning and heat. The team’s smart quad-generation plant, custom-made for the tropics, produces all four key utilities simultaneously using a single, integrated system. It could lower energy usage by 25 to 30 per cent and shave carbon dioxide emissions by one-third.

The Straits Times

12 October 2017 | Research

A study conducted by Prof Angelique Chan, Executive Director at the Centre for Ageing Research and Education at Duke-NUS Medical School, found that improving psychological resilience is something that can help mid-lifers improve the quality of their later years. The study of 1,500 participants between the ages of 50 and 59 found that those with a greater social support, better financial planning, active physically and mentally, and who were conscientious, and open to new ideas and experiences, are more resilient.

Lianhe Zaobao, Channel NewsAsia Online

11 October 2017 | Research, General News

The Public Cleanliness Satisfaction Survey headed by Dr Mathew Mathews of the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS and Prof Paulin Tay Straughan of SMU found that residents here are satisfied with the cleanliness of public spaces like MRT stations and HDB town centres, although hawker centres came in for some flak.

The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, The New Paper, Berita Harian, Tamil Murasu

11 October 2017 | General News

Distinguished Visiting Professor Asit K Biswas of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS and Dr Kris Hartley from the University of Melbourne opined that a global initiative is needed to tackle microplastics that pose harm to drinking water and the fish food chain, and that the emergence of microplastics will test the policy capacity of governments in various new ways.

The Straits Times

10 October 2017 | General News

NUS Enterprise and DBS Foundation organised the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia (SVC Asia 2017), an Asia-wide competition for social enterprises last week. The competition aims to identify and support innovative ideas and social ventures that have the potential to generate positive, scalable and sustainable social impact.

The Straits Times

10 October 2017 | General News

Mr Ethan Pang Zhi Hui, Mr Kheng Lin Chun and Mr Koshae Tan, students from the NUS Business School wrote about V3 Smart Technologies, a local provider of mobility and automation solutions in Singapore which is now embarking on a regional expansion footprint.

The Business Times

10 October 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS noted the need for China to rebuild government-business ties to ensure continued economic growth. Prof Zheng highlighted the experiences of other countries to suggest ways for China to go about the task.

Lianhe Zaobao

10 October 2017 | General News

The ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute Library has digitised the personal collection of documents donated by Prof Wang Gungwu, Chairman of the East Asian Institute. Donated in 2010, the collection which included manuscripts, photographs and newspaper clippings, revealed that Prof Wang would likely have been a poet if he did not choose history.

Lianhe Zaobao