16 March 2019 | General News

Dr Kelvin Seah Kah Cheng, Lecturer at the Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences discussed if students in single-sex schools perform better because students learn better when they have peers who share the same sex, or do they perform better because single-sex schools have better teachers or are equipped with more resources.

The Straits Times

16 March 2019 | Research

NUS and Panasonic have teamed up to develop a new facial recognition system called FacePRO that can take mass attendance at work and in school. The system, when coupled with the Japanese electronic giant’s i-Pro camera, can scan faces and match identities against a database of registered faces in seconds.

The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao

15 March 2019 | Research

Assoc Prof Kevin Tan from the Dept of Microbiology and Immunobiology at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine led a study which discovered that a gut organism previously considered harmless may be linked to gastrointestinal diseases, including colon cancer. The study was conducted between 2017 and 2018, and published in Microbiome journal on 11 March 2019.

The Straits Times, The New Paper

15 March 2019 | General News

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, together with the Economic Society of Singapore and Le Cercle des économistes, organised the second Singapore-France Economic Forum which discussed new horizons for the world economy. Minister for Trade and Industry Mr Chan Chun Sing who addressed the forum opined that a strong political centre is needed for countries and leaders to make “difficult and bold trade-offs” that ensure long-term gains.

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

12 March 2019 | Research

A study of more than 600 Singaporeans aged 60 and above, led by Asst Prof Feng Lei from the Dept of Psychological Medicine at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, showed that eating more mushrooms could help keep mental decline at bay.

The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Berita Harian

12 March 2019 | General News

Prof C Raja Mohan, Director of the Institute of South Asian Studies at NUS, noted that new plot twists and players in the India-Pakistan conflict could bring about a positive change in the trajectory.

The Straits Times

12 March 2019 | Education

Yale-NUS College has over the years been offering hybrid programmes, starting with a double-degree programme in law and liberal arts in 2013. Yale-NUS now has seven such tie-ups with other institutions, including the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, Duke-NUS Medical School and NUS School of Computing.

The Straits Times

12 March 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Lawrence Loh, Director of Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations at NUS Business School, opined that the ongoing Huawei corporate debacle is a classic exemplification of the tension in corporate governance – the balance between purpose and pragmatism.

The Business Times

12 March 2019 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, discussed about China's latest efforts to open up its economy, which he sees as its version 4.0.

Lianhe Zaobao

11 March 2019 | General News

NUS Centre For the Arts is organising an arts festival named “A Game of Numbers” to commemorate NUS Dept of Mathematics 90th Anniversary and to celebrate the beauty in mathematics. A total of 22 events related to the theme will be held, including performances by NUS Indian Instrumental Ensemble and NUS Indian Dance.

Tamil Murasu