30 November 2018 | General News

Visiting Prof Tilak Abeysinghe from the Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences discussed why baby-making incentives in Singapore have not worked. He opined that a key consideration is to figure how to nudge educated women to marry, and to marry at a young age.

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29 November 2018 | General News

Visiting Assoc Prof Razeen Sally from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS discussed what can be done to prevent the protectionist spiral.  He opined that damage limitation is imperative, with two priorities. First, a US-China accommodation, or at least a truce, which would discourage others from more copycatting protectionism. Second, WTO reform of the dispute system, to persuade the US to remove its block on appointing new members to the Appellate Body.

The Straits Times

29 November 2018 | Education, Community

Dr Kelvin Seah Kah Cheng from the Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences opined that as we work to increase the diversity of student backgrounds in popular schools, schools and teachers have to be mindful of socioeconomic differences between students and recognise that different students may face different constraints. They therefore need to be sensitized to ensure that socioeconomic differences between students are not needlessly highlighted in school and classroom activities.

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29 November 2018 | General News

Prof C Raja Mohan, Director of the Institute of South Asian Studies at NUS opined that until now, Asia has hoped that it does not have to choose sides in the emerging conflict between the US and China, but as a trade and tech war becomes part of the political confrontation between US and China, there might be little room to hide for the rest of Asia.

The Business Times

28 November 2018 | General News

The latest flash estimates from the Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) compiled by the Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies at NUS revealed that prices of completed private apartments and condominiums in Singapore fell further by 0.6 per cent in October from the previous month, accelerating from a 0.2 per cent month-on-month decline in September 2018.

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28 November 2018 | Education, General News

A charity golf event to raise funds for the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Alumni Bursary Fund will be held on 15 March 2019, in conjunction with FASS’ 90th anniversary.

Berita Harian

27 November 2018 | General News

NUS Business School students Branwen Khoo, Hazel Lim, Jolene Ong and Tan Jia En examined Singapore-based mobility solutions provider V3 Smart Technologies, which helps local enterprises stay ahead of competition by matching the needs of enterprises with smart technology to build operational efficiency. The company sees huge opportunities integrating augmented reality into its workforce products.

The Business Times

27 November 2018 | General News

NUS Business School students Goh Chu Ning, Hayden Ng Yeuk Hang, Lim Jin Yin and Tham Kai En looked at the success of the Management Development Institute of Singapore. Through its 62 years of history, its management team has evolved into one that constantly reviews the school’s course offerings and engages with key stakeholders to implement expansion plans.

The Business Times

27 November 2018 | General News

An annual survey on living costs around the world conducted by the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, has indicated that the cost of living for ordinary residents in Singapore is slightly lower than the global median point. Dr Tan Khee Giap, Co-Director of ACI, noted that unlike Western countries, the difference in living costs between expatriates and ordinary residents is more distinct in Asia.

Lianhe Zaobao

27 November 2018 | General News

NUS students from the Dept of Architecture at School of Design and Environment, were the top two prize winners of the inaugural i Light Student Awards, which is part of the annual i Light festival. Their winning artworks, titled ‘Cenotaph for a stone’ and ‘Prospegtive Perspective’, which won the first and second prize respectively, will be showcased at the i Light Singapore –  Bicentennial Edition from 28 January to 24 February 2019.

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