11 August 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Sing Tien Foo, Director of Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies at NUS, and Ms Chia Liu Ee, Research Assistant at the same institute, noted that there has been a surge in market share of the Singapore residential property market held by Chinese developers since 2015. They opined that there can be innovation and efficiency gains if new smart technologies and fresh housing concepts are utilised.

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11 August 2019 | General News

Dr Rini Astuti, Research Fellow from the Asia Research Institute at NUS, Zu Dienle Tan, PhD student from the Dept of Geography at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Dr Helena Varkkey from University of Malaya opined that Indonesia’s President Jokowi needs to prioritise the tackling of forest fires to prevent a recurrence and shared three recommendations on what can be done.

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10 August 2019 | Community

NUS students raised S$366,900 through NUS Students’ Union Rag and Flag Day 2019. The donations will benefit 22 charity programmes supported by Community Chest through 19 social service agencies.

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10 August 2019 | Research, General News

Mr Christopher Gee, Senior Research Fellow and Mr Damien Huang, Research Associate, both from the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, recommended in a policy brief that retirement and re-employment ages be based on health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE), which is the average number of years a Singapore resident might be expected to live in full health.

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10 August 2019 | Research

Prof Lim Chwee Teck, Director of the Institute for Health Innovation & Technology (iHealthtech) at NUS noted that technology is leading the way towards prevention, diagnosis and treatment for patients. He shared and cited examples of innovative research in health technology by iHealthtech in this area. 

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10 August 2019 | General News

Ms Sumytra Menon, Senior Assistant Director from the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Dr Noreen Chan, Head & Senior Consultant from the Division of Palliative Care at the National University Cancer Institute at NUHS advised that conversations on advance care planning should take place early so that we can receive the care which is aligned to our values, goals and wishes.

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09 August 2019 | General News

Mr J Y Pillay, former Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers and Rector of the College of Alice & Peter Tan at NUS, was awarded the Order of Temasek (With Distinction), Singapore's highest civilian honour.

NUS Honorary Doctor of Letters Dr Gerard Ee Hock Kim, Chairman of the Charity Council and Agency for Integrated Care, was honoured with the Distinguished Service Order.

Mr Teo Siong Seng, NUS Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation and Mr Kai Nargolwala, Chairman of Duke-NUS Medical School Governing Board were accorded the Public Service Star.

Prof Bernard John Lanskey, Dean of NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music; Prof Simon Chesterman, Dean of NUS Faculty of Law; Dr Peck Thian Guan, Director of NUS Office of Safety, Health and Environment; and Ms Ovidia Lim-Rajaram, Chief Communications Officer at the NUS Office of University Communications were among those awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver).

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09 August 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Albert Lau from the Dept of History at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences noted that the concept of identity has evolved over the centuries as Singapore’s fortunes waxed and waned within larger entities. He added that as the nation marks its 54th year of independence, the search for identity is taking on a more bottom-up dimension.

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08 August 2019 | General News

The Singapore Governance and Transparency Index, which is published annually by the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations at NUS Business School, CPA Australia and the Singapore Institute of Directors, reached new highs this year and found a substantial proportion of companies still struggling to adopt corporate governance best practices that were in step with the times.
 

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08 August 2019 | General News

Asst Profs John Solomon and Nurfadzilah Yahaya from the Dept of History at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences shared their views on how Singapore is changing the way it looks at its history at a panel discussion held under the “Singapore History Series – Seven Centuries In Six Episodes”, organised as part of the SkillsFuture Festival in collaboration with the Singapore Bicentennial Office.

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