20 March 2017 | General News

Mr James Crabtree, Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS noted that behind those headlines on President Donald Trump, a quieter though potentially no less significant change is brewing: the start of a period of unusual stability in the leadership of Asia itself.

The Straits Times

20 March 2017 | General News

The hour-long Trio SurPlus Concert by Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at NUS featured four hardcore avant-garde works all composed within the last 50 years. With a programme revealing both brilliant instrumental virtuosity and unconventional creativity, this concert was in a class of its own.

The Straits Times

20 March 2017 | Community, Entrepreneurship

Mr Muhammad Syakir Hashim, a student from NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, has set up skolafund.com, a web platform to help needy students to crowdfund their scholarships for higher education. The platform, which has helped around 60 students, mostly Malaysians, has attracted more than 6,000 users and crowdfunded more than RM400,000 since its establishment in April 2016.

Berita Harian

18 March 2017 | General News

Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, discussed the need for Singaporeans to understand and appreciate the geopolitical umbrella called Asean. He opined that Singapore is the biggest beneficiary of Asean and added that rather than poking holes in the geopolitical umbrella that is gifted to us, we should do our best to strengthen it.

The Straits Times

18 March 2017 | General News

Mr Christopher Gee of the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) at NUS discussed the idea of establishing a national time-banking scheme for the time that people spend on productive, but unpaid activities such as caregiving, household production and volunteer work.

The Straits Times

18 March 2017 | General News

Mr Peter Ho, former Head of Civil Service and IPS’ 2016/17 S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore, shared his perspectives on traditional tools of governance, as well as about the challenge of managing Singapore’s success and why Singapore’s civil servants must be able to keep up with the pace of change. 

TODAY, The Straits Times

18 March 2017 | Research, Community

The Centre for Ageing Research and Education at Duke-NUS Medical School will be conducting the first-of-its-kind local study on the effect that lifelong learning has on the well-being of the elderly. The one-year study will recruit between 500 and 700 elderly learners from the National Silver Academy. 

Lianhe Zaobao

17 March 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Tan Khee Giap and Mr Ng Rui Han from the Asia Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS discussed how trade associations and business chambers can better serve their member companies.

The Straits Times

17 March 2017 | Education, Community

The book, A Whale Out of Water: The Salvage Of Singapore’s Sperm Whale, launched by the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, aims to raise awareness of the importance of marine conservation. Authored by the Museum’s staff Ms Iffah Iesa and Ms Kate Pocklington, the 155-page book details how the sperm whale, which now hangs at the Museum, was found; scientific discoveries arising from the carcass; and how the Museum staff worked around the clock to preserve its skeleton.

The Straits Times

16 March 2017 | Education

NUS has emerged as the top university in Asia for the second year running in the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2017, which is a ranking of Asia's best 300 universities from 24 countries, including Japan, South Korea, India and Israel. It uses 13 performance indicators, such as research performance, teaching environment and research citations, to rank the universities.

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