04 December 2017 | Research

Dr Leong Chan Hoong, Head of the Social Lab at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) at NUS, and Ms Ili Kaiyisah Rahan, a former research intern of IPS, discussed their observations and the recent IPS study which found that crime rates are higher in areas where there is greater economic disparity.

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04 December 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Sing Tien Foo, Director of the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS discussed the risks and returns of using the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) as an alternative investment tool.

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03 December 2017 | General News

Dr Lee Yeonjin, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Changing Family cluster of the Asia Research Institute at NUS, discussed how the link between education and weight operates within the structure of gender relations in South Korea. She highlighted that huge gender differences and inequalities have been observed in these areas.

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03 December 2017 | General News

Asst Prof Lee Geok Ling from the Dept of Social Work at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Prof Emeritus Eric D Blyth from the University of Huddersfield opined that allowing egg freezing in Singapore is premature. They highlighted the importance of educating those considering egg freezing emotionally and intellectually of the challenges ahead, and the need for them to receive counsel and guidance before they freeze their eggs.

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02 December 2017 | General News

Professorial Fellow John Wong from the East Asian Institute at NUS noted that President Xi Jinping chose to address long-term issues at the 19th party congress of the Chinese Communist Party: specifically how to realise his “China Dream for the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation”. Prof Wong highlighted that with a declining labour force, China’s future growth will depend on productivity growth, which in turn depends critically on successful institutional changes, as well as innovation and further technological progress.

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02 December 2017 | General News

Mr Justin Lee, Research Fellow from the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) at NUS, and Mr Zhuang Kuansong from the University of Illinois at Chicago discussed the policies that people with disabilities in Singapore have achieved and possible future directions, in light of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December 2017. The IPS is piloting a Disability Network to support the needs of disability organisations to provide input from the ground for policymakers.

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30 November 2017 | Education, General News

NUS hosted an appreciation lunch on 30 November 2017 in honour of Dr Tony Tan, the University’s 9th Chancellor and former President of the Republic of Singapore. Dr Tan is an NUS alumnus and he has maintained a close relationship with the University after graduation. NUS President Prof Tan Chorh Chuan noted that Dr Tan had been a pillar of support as NUS Chancellor, as the University sought to develop further in education, research and enterprise.

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30 November 2017 | Research

Assoc Prof Marleen Dieleman from Dept of Strategy and Policy at NUS Business School opined that for board diversity to be improved, we all need to step out of our unconscious patterns and turn both sides of privilege into a joint force for improvement.

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30 November 2017 | General News

OtterWatch, headed by Mr N Sivasothi from the Dept of Biological Sciences at NUS Faculty of Science, shared that with the new litter of pups with the Bishan otter family, the estimated number of otters in Singapore has risen to be more than 60. However, although the number now exceeds 60, its population growth hinges on the availability of food and competition for it.

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30 November 2017 | Education, General News

Ms Crystal Lim, Director at the Centre for Future-ready Graduates at NUS, shared three components of career resilience – awareness; agility; and growth and transformation – as well as some specific tips on how to cultivate resilience.

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