18 May 2018 | General News

Practice Prof Kishore Mahbubani from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy opined that a trade war between China and the US remains a real possibility and that China’s calm and rational policies towards the US in the past 20 years may not work well in the next 20.

The Straits Times

17 May 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof Sing Tien Foo, Director of the Institute of Real Estate at NUS School of Design and Environment, opined that buyers and sellers of HDB flats should come to term with the changing reality that flat values may not always continue to rise with time, and the government would also not always be there to “bail out” their ageing flats through the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme. 


17 May 2018 | Research, Community, General News

Prof Wei-Jun Jean Yeung, Provost’s Chair Professor from the Dept of Sociology at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Director of the Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR) at NUS, and Dr Shu Hu, Research Fellow from CFPR, highlighted the changes and challenges in Singapore’s family and population structures such as high childlessness rate and discussed the factors against marriage. The authors opined that some fundamental cultural shifts and institutional adaptations are imperative to raise marriage and fertility rates. Prof Yeung and Dr Hu discussed these issues in a new book which they have edited, titled “Family And Population Changes In Singapore”.

The Straits Times, Shin Min Daily News, Lianhe Zaobao

17 May 2018 | Community, General News

Mr Pranay Gupta, Research Consultant at the Centre for Asset Management Research and Investments at NUS observed that people in almost every developed country do not seem to have enough assets to fund their retirement. He proposed that spending and saving can be of equal convenience and importance if one can use the same pipes to spend and save money. He further suggested that all investment products should only have a description of target gain and maximum loss and to do away with market benchmarks.

The Business Times, The New Paper

17 May 2018 | General News

Mr Koh Wei Shao, a Year 3 student from the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, is involved in the Health and Life-skills Outreach (Halo) programme organised by the Ministry of Health to promote nursing as a career to 500 students from 16 secondary schools and junior colleges. The programme will be held at the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies till 25 May 2018.

The New Paper, Lianhe Zaobao

16 May 2018 | Research

A team of researchers led by Assoc Prof Tong Yen Wah from the Dept of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering and Dr Zhang Jingxin from the NUS Environmental Research Institute  has developed a self-sustaining anaerobic digestion system that converts leftover food into electricity. The anaerobic digester breaks down organic matter in an environment devoid of oxygen using a specially formulated mix of anaerobic microorganisms. Excess electricity powers a locker-like charging station that can charge mobile phones and tablets. A nutrient-rich substance is also left over from the anaerobic digestion process, which can be processed to produce liquid fertiliser. 

The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao

16 May 2018 | General News

The Singapore Health Inspirational Patient and Caregiver Awards organised by SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre recognise patients and caregivers who show extraordinary courage, resilience and strength in the face of adversity of their healthcare challenges.

The Straits Times, Berita Harian

16 May 2018 | General News

Discussing the growing adoption of crypto in Asia, Dr Emir Hrnjic of the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments at NUS Business School opined that while the risk of over-regulation of crypto remains a great concern, sensible regulators will most likely create better frameworks to protect investors, while not undermining or hindering the entrepreneurial spirit or innovation.

The Business Times

16 May 2018 | General News

Dr Amitendu Palit and Dr Rahul Choudhury of the Institute of South Asian Studies at NUS opined that with American retail giant Walmart’s acquisition of Flipkart – India’s major online retail platform - India’s online retail would begin to resemble the US e-commerce market, a duopoly where Walmart and Amazon have been competing intensely for years. The rivalry is not limited to the US anymore and is now extending to other markets of the world.

The Business Times

15 May 2018 | General News

Dr Parag Khanna from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS and Mr Ravi Chidambaram, President and Co-founder of TC Capital, noted that thinking of human capital in income and productivity terms is reductive and opined that a more holistic approach is needed to support human capital enhancement for individuals and society as a whole.

The Straits Times