07 December 2017 | General News

Dr Adrian W J Kuah, Head of Case Study Unit at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS noted that the level of trust in society emerges from being continually tested by inquiry and critique, by checks and balances. Distrust, on the other hand, if exercised in good faith and in small doses, is instrumental in keeping politics honest and positive. Dr Kuah opined that the challenge for us is to keep distrust at a healthy level so that it can elevate the level of political discourse rather than wreck it.

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07 December 2017 | General News

At his lectures, Institute of Public Policy’s S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore, Mr Peter Ho, spoke of the need for governments to be prepared for unexpected trends or events. He also gave his take on how governance evolved with the times, and said that the Government must learn to listen more to the people.

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07 December 2017 | General News

NUS Sociology PhD candidate, Ms Nur Aisyah Kotarumalos, discussed the concept of the Asean identity of Asean citizens.

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07 December 2017 | Community

NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences undergraduate, Mr Lee Yong Jie, overcame two major adversities and refuses to be beaten down by life. He hopes to become a social worker and use his experience to help and support others, just as social workers did for him and his family.

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06 December 2017 | Research

Researchers from the NUS School of Computing have developed XPose, a new touch-based interactive system for photo taking. Designed to take advantage of the autonomous flying capability of a drone-mounted camera, it enables the user to interact with the flying drone in an intuitive and natural manner to take photos.

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06 December 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Irene YH Ng from the Dept of Social Work and Director of Social Service Research Centre at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, noted that plans to give priority primary school admission to pupils attending kindergartens operated by the Ministry of Education, can create more intense competition among children at a young age (and their parents) and inadvertently worsen educational inequality.

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05 December 2017 | Research

A team of researchers led by Asst Prof Olivier Lefebvre from Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Centre for Water Research at NUS Faculty of Engineering developed a novel system that can remove up to 99 per cent of impurities from industrial wastewater using low electrical power.

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05 December 2017 | General News

Prof Tommy Koh, NUS Professor of Law and Ambassador-at-Large in Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, discussed how Singapore’s history has been shaped by trade, and the contributions and values of the people drawn to it from near and far. Prof Koh stressed that trade is the life blood of Singapore, thus free trade must be defended and protectionism opposed in all its forms.

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05 December 2017 | General News

This was an article contribution by Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, in which he discussed the development of the West since ancient times and the issues faced by Western societies today

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04 December 2017 | Research

A study led by Dr Leong Chan Hoong, Head of the Social Lab at the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, has found that crime rates are higher in areas where there is greater economic disparity among residents. The study also found that the crime rates in Singapore is not related to the ethnic diversity of an area.

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