12 June 2017 | General News

Asst Prof He Long from the Dept of Decision Sciences at NUS Business School noted that the dockless bicycle-sharing model in Singapore faces challenges such as indiscriminately parked bikes and careless riders. He pointed out that if bike sharing is to be successful, operators and regulators need to cooperate and coordinate.

TODAY

12 June 2017 | Research, General News

Assoc Prof Leonard Lee from the Dept of Marketing and Dean’s Chair at NUS Business School highlighted a research on shopping which found that consumers are more likely to make practical purchases than to splurge on luxury items when they feel less in control.

The Straits Times

12 June 2017 | Education

Ms Nurul Syahirah Abdul Rashid, an NUS Sociology undergraduate who had just completed her third year, has been involved in performing arts since 10 years old. Her strong interest in performing and acting had spurred her to study Theatre Studies modules at NUS, a subject which further encouraged her to continue her in-depth participation in acting.

Berita Harian

11 June 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Ruth Tan and Asst Prof Zsuzsa R. Huszar, from the Department of Finance at NUS Business School explained what an effective interest rate means and its importance. The effective interest rate is higher than the quoted interest rate because the interest is charged on the accumulated principal and interest payable.

The Sunday Times

11 June 2017 | General News

Dr Mathew Mathews, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS discussed that for many Singaporeans, there is no contradiction in embracing a strong Singaporean identity and yet taking pride in their own ethnic or linguistic background. He opined that in Singapore’s multiracial society where each ethnic community has ceded some of its rights for the greater goal of nation-building, negotiated markers of ethnic identity are being incorporated into the broader multiracial culture of Singapore.

Channel NewsAsia Online

10 June 2017 | General News

Prof Huang Jing, Director of the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS opined that the US-China relationship remains uncertain. The lack of strategic trust between Washington and Beijing prevents the two from establishing a sustainable cooperative relationship and even if such a relationship would be achieved temporarily, it could become a liability rather than an asset given the complexity of internal politics in both countries.

The Straits Times

09 June 2017 | Research

A study led by a team of scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School and Singapore General Hospital found that paying people to lose weight works like a charm.

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09 June 2017 | Research

Assoc Prof Matthew Chang and Assoc Prof Yew Wen Shan, from the Dept of Biochemistry at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Assoc Prof Poh Chueh Loo from the Dept of Biomedical Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering, together with scientists at the NUS Synthetic Biology for Clinical and Technological Innovation and the Singapore Consortium for Synthetic Biology, have done exciting work in the field of synthetic biology. Synthetic biology is the design and building of biological systems to improve existing functions or introduce new purposes, by drawing inspiration from nature and uses materials offered by the living environment.

The Straits Times

09 June 2017 | Research

Assoc Prof Matthew Chang from the Dept of Biochemistry at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, who is also Director at the NUS Synthetic Biology for Clinical and Technological Innovation and the Singapore Consortium for Synthetic Biology, opined that in a world increasingly threatened by environmental crises, energy woes and inequity, biology and biotechnology offer a chance to reinvent how civilisation works and in ways that allow humans and nature to flourish together.

The Straits Times

09 June 2017 | Research

A team of researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore at NUS, led by Asst Prof Ronen Zaidel-Bar, looks at how proteins work together in a living organism to produce higher-order structures and transmit mechanical force during crucial developmental processes such as cell division and polarisation.

The Straits Times