22 August 2019 | General News

Prof Wei-Jun Jean Yeung, Provost-Chair Professor from the Dept of Sociology at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Founding Director of the Centre for Family and Population Research at NUS, opined that raising the retirement age is an inevitable policy shift. Employers and government need to work hard together to counter ageism and foster a work culture and environment friendly to a workforce with different age groups.

The Straits Times

22 August 2019 | General News

Dr Adrian Kuah, Director of Futures Office at Office of the President at NUS commented that in economic growth, a theodicy of sorts seems to be in operation – there are necessary evils we have to commit and endure in order to get to the promised land. The climate crisis drives home the inconvenient truth that the open future was always a fiction; there was always to be a reckoning and a price to pay.

The Straits Times

22 August 2019 | General News

Provost’s Chair Professor David De Cremer from the Dept of Management and Organisation at NUS Business School commented that what matters is not whether our perceptions of other people’s ethical behaviour are correct; rather, that we recognise that these perceptions exist and how easily they come to mind.

The Business Times

20 August 2019 | General News

Dr Yu Hong, Senior Research Fellow from the East Asian Institute at NUS, highlighted that the Hainan International Economic Development Board was the first legal organisation in China registered as a society to improve the business environment in Hainan.

Lianhe Zaobao

20 August 2019 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian from the East Asian Institute at NUS noted that the people of Hong Kong were shocked by how violent the protests have become, and he opined that the fundamental problem lies in the contention over who truly rules Hong Kong.

Lianhe Zaobao

19 August 2019 | General News

With a total financing of over RMB800 million ($157 million) in the past nine years, NUS Research Institute (NUSRI) has cultivated 75 scientific technological innovation enterprises. NUSRI also assists companies in reaching out to government and investors to facilitate their market development and financing.

Lianhe Zaobao

18 August 2019 | Education

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced at his National Day Rally speech that the Ministry of Education will increase government bursaries for new and existing lower-income students, who will pay reduced university and polytechnic school fees from the next academic year. Lower-income medical students will receive more bursaries than those for other university courses. In an interview with CNA News, NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye affirmed that the University will continue to maintain the same level of financial aid to students.

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18 August 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Hsu Li Yang, Head and Co-director respectively of the Infectious Diseases and Global Health programmes at the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health; and Associate Professor Alex Richard Cook, Vice Dean (Research) at the same school, suggested that to significantly improve adult vaccination coverage in Singapore, an important step is to encourage primary care physicians to recommend vaccinations for their patients.

TODAY

17 August 2019 | General News

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) President Mr Jin Liqun delivered a public lecture at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) at NUS on 16 Aug 2019, chaired by Professor Danny Quah, Dean and Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics at LKYSPP. Mr Jin spoke about the foundation and development of AIIB, and the Bank’s aim of improving social and economic outcomes in Asia through investment in infrastructure.

Lianhe Zaobao

16 August 2019 | Research, General News

A study conducted by Duke-NUS Medical School has found that elderly Singaporeans above 60-years-old with hearing and visual impairments have a shorter life expectancy than their peers with normal vision and hearing.

Lianhe Zaobao