11 May 2018 | General News

Asst Prof Seng Guo Quan from the Dept of History at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences discussed the research done on Operation Coldstore by historians, noting that it is time for an open and honest discourse about this historical incident.

Lianhe Zaobao

10 May 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof Simon Tay from NUS Faculty of Law noted that the seeds for greening the region’s growth have already been sowed, resulting in changes in the direction of Asean’s economic development. He also shared recommendations that outline how companies should disclose climate-related information which will enable more informed investment decision-making.

The Business Times

10 May 2018 | General News

Dr Kelvin Seah from the Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences noted that the South Korea government had banned tuition in 1980 but lifted the ban in 2000 as it was found to be ineffective and counterproductive. He opined that a better way of discouraging the intense competition between children in Singapore is to tweak the education system so that parents and their children see less of a need to engage in it

The Straits Times

09 May 2018 | Research

FlexoSense, a local company set up by NUS, is working on a shoe insole that uses flexible pressure sensor technology which could help cut the reulceration rate among diabetic patients. The technology was developed in 2016 by Prof Lim Chwee Teck and his team from the Dept of Biomedical Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering. The team aims to have the product ready to market in about five years.

The Straits Times

08 May 2018 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute, discussed the political reforms in China in the 1980s, analysing the rationale for the reforms launched by Mr Deng Xiaoping.

Lianhe Zaobao

07 May 2018 | Research, General News

Assoc Prof Anju Mary Paul of Yale-NUS College opined that how we treat our foreign domestic workers is not just for the sake of having high standards vis-à-vis other countries. She cautioned that if Singapore does not position itself as a top destination for such migrants, the best of these workers will continue to seek out destinations where they can enjoy better working conditions and protection, leaving us with a “care drain”.

Channel NewsAsia Online

05 May 2018 | General News

Professor Tommy Koh, NUS Professor of Law and Ambassador-at-Large at Ministry of Foreign Affairs commented that Asean and EU can do more together to defend shared values and ideals in these unsettling times.

The Straits Times

05 May 2018 | Community

Associate Professor Simon Law from NUS Faculty of Law and Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), and Ms Andrea Lee from SIIA opined that there are many reasons to recognise that the Rakhine issue should not be the only lens for the international community to see the country, that the need for political reform and a wider peace process remains real, and that the recent armed conflict between Myanmar military forces and the Kachin ethnic insurgents along the border with China shows that stability cannot be taken for granted.

The Straits Times

05 May 2018 | Community

Dr Mathew Mathews and Mr Leonard Lim from the Institute of Policy Studies at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, discussed the recent incidents involving statements made by two foreign religious teachers in Singapore that sparked discussions on their conduct and the impact on social harmony.

The Straits Times

04 May 2018 | General News

The Singapore Pavilion’s “No more free space?” showcase at the prestigious 2018 Venice Biennale was handcrafted mostly by students from NUS and SUTD.

The Straits Times