31 January 2019 | Research, General News

Two studies by researchers from NUS and Duke-NUS Medical School found that those who ate less rice also ate more of everything else to maintain the same calorie intake, and that these substitutes, if not chosen correctly, could increase their risk of diabetes.

Channel NewsAsia, Tamil Murasu, Lianhe Zaobao, and more

31 January 2019 | General News

Prof Tan Tai Yong, President of Yale-NUS College, gave a lecture titled “Singapore’s Story: A Port City In Search Of Hinterlands” at the IPS-Nathan lecture on 30 January 2019, where he traced the changing face of Singapore’s port and its hinterland over the past 700 years.

The Straits Times

31 January 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School pointed out that SingPost, in light of its recent operational lapses, has a heavy burden of fixing past issues after sweeping changes at the senior management level and hasty acquisitions made some years back.

Channel NewsAsia Online

31 January 2019 | General News

Mr Hao Nan, an international affairs scholar from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS discussed how the new international land-sea trade corridor project could change the relationship between China and ASEAN.

Lianhe Zaobao

30 January 2019 | Research

NUS launched Singapore’s first net-zero energy building built from scratch at its School of Design and Environment. The new building, called SDE4, has environmentally friendly features such as a solar panel roof and hybrid cooling system that help it to have net-zero energy consumption.

Channel NewsAsia, The Straits Times, The Business Times, and more

30 January 2019 | General News

Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan launched the book Pedra Branca: Story Of The Unheard Cases, which gives a behind-the-scenes account of the latest legal case over Pedra Branca and how Singapore prepared to counter Malaysia's applications for a revision and interpretation of the 2008 International Court of Justice ruling.

TODAY, Channel NewsAsia Online, Lianhe Zaobao Online, and more

30 January 2019 | General News

NUS Business School has launched the Global Mentorship Programme at the NUS Career Fest 2019 to help students explore career opportunities overseas while equipping them with relevant skills. The programme matches students with industry professionals who are either based overseas, have experience working abroad or hold a regional role.

Berita Harian, The Straits Times

29 January 2019 | General News

Prof Tommy Koh, Chairman of the Centre of International Law and Rector of Tembusu College, both at NUS, reviewed Singapore’s 200-year-old relationship with the United Kingdom, and opined that although the British laid the foundation for Singapore, the success of Singapore was due to the Government of independent Singapore and the hard work and sacrifice of generations of Singaporeans.

The Straits Times, Berita Minggu

29 January 2019 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS discussed the book “Japan as Number One” by Harvard professor Ezra Vogel, which was published in 1979. The work has had a significant influence on China over the past 40 years as China emerged as a major world power.

Lianhe Zaobao

29 January 2019 | General News

Dr Chen Gang, Asst Director and Senior Research Fellow from the East Asian Institute at NUS discussed America’s "Indo-Pacific Strategy”. He opined that while Southeast Asian nations welcome being a priority in American foreign policy, they do not hope to become the stage for a global geopolitical tussle.

Lianhe Zaobao