27 June 2017 | General News

Published by NUS Press, the book Sovereign Women in a Muslim Kingdom by Asst Prof Sher Banu A.L. Khan from the Dept of Malay Studies in NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, explores in detail the sultanahs who ruled the kingdom of Aceh for half of the 17th century, demonstrating how female rule was legitimised by Islam and indigenous adat laws.

The Straits Times

27 June 2017 | General News

Clinical Assoc Prof Chan Yew Weng from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, who is also Adjunct Assoc Prof at Duke-NUS Medical School and Senior Consultant at the Dept of Anaesthesiology at Singapore General Hospital, shared about why he chose to specialise in Anaesthesiology and interesting cases that he encountered.

The Straits Times

27 June 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, discussed the plans by the Chinese central government to draw up the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area.

Lianhe Zaobao

26 June 2017 | General News

Dr Ker Sin Tze, Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, discussed the challenges ahead for Hong Kong and how it will fare in the remaining 30 years of the “one country, two systems” (OCTS) framework which will expire in 2047. He opined that good jobs, better social benefits, more affordable housing, and an assurance to protect the existing lifestyle will help preserve the OCTS without major changes.

The Straits Times

26 June 2017 | Entrepreneurship

Modern Aging programme – a business competition and accelerator run by NUS Enterprise and Access Health – has seen a sustained interest in applicants since it started in 2015. The co-founders of Pillpresso, a past winner of the Modern Aging programme and co-founders of The Golden Concept who were inspired by their NUS student exchange experiences in Denmark, shared why they decided to enter the eldercare sector and the challenges that they faced.

The Business Times

25 June 2017 | General News

In this Financial Quotient series, Dr Weina Zhang, Senior Lecturer from the Department of Finance at NUS Business School explained the term Singapore Savings Bonds (SSB) and its importance. Introduced in July 2015, the SSBs give retail investors a regular interest payment every six months.

The Sunday Times

23 June 2017 | General News

LTA announced that starting 23 June 2017, autonomous vehicles (AVs) can be tested in NUS, Singapore Science Park 1 and 2, Dover and Buona Vista. These areas are adjacent to the one-north business park in Buona Vista, which is currently the designated test bed for driverless cars. The newly-added areas present a larger test bed, and will add another 55 kilometres to the existing AV trial routes.

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23 June 2017 | General News

Mr Leonard Lim, Research Associate and Dr Mathew Mathews, Senior Research Fellow, both from the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) at NUS observed that though Singapore often strikes international visitors as an oasis of social harmony, undercurrents of racism do surface from time to time. They opined that we cannot call ourselves a truly inclusive society, if racial stereotypes in the media and in daily interactions continue to be the stimuli for some of our loudest laughs.

The Straits Times

23 June 2017 | Research

Assoc Prof Song Zhaoli from the Dept of Management & Organisation at NUS Business School shared key findings from his various research on genetic markers and their association with leadership. He also highlighted that the impact of genes on behaviour must be considered together with environmental factors.

The Straits Times

23 June 2017 | General News

Dr Faizal Bin Yahya, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS discussed whether a national airline is still a relevant strategy for Singapore today. Dr Faizal opined that we should cast our eye on how much SIA has achieved in restructuring, in order to tackle new markets and compete with other entrants, and assess if these steps have enabled SIA to better position itself to catch headwinds in an evolving global economy. He surmised that we need to give time for the transformation to come to fruition before judging if Singapore still needs SIA. For the time being, the answer is yes because SIA has moved fast to respond to new challenges; and time will tell if these steps are enough.

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