This was a feature on the symbolic significance of Town Green at NUS UTown and how it brings vibrancy and vitality to campus life.
Assoc Prof Hsu Li Yang, Head of the Infectious Diseases Programme at NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, was a member of a team that conducted a first national study which found that patients warded in a hospital have a high risk of catching a bug during their stay.
The Straits Times, The New Paper
NUS Business School students Fauzi Bajuri, Chiang Han Sheng, Estee Guan Xiang Ting and Joy Wong Pui Yin interviewed Mr Rodney Cheong, CEO and managing director of Seiko Architectural Wall Systems, on the factors that contributed to the success of his family’s architectural supplies business.
The Business Times
Six Yale-NUS College students have been selected to pursue medical studies at Duke-NUS Medical School upon completing their humanities degree. This new education track was introduced to groom outstanding students who have the ability to connect with other industries.
Dr Adrian Kuah, from the NUS Office of the President and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, opined that reducing the emphasis on examinations and grades in Primary and Secondary schools by the government need not inevitably lead to an erosion of education standards.
Nur Syafiqah Ahmad Jaaffar, a graduate student specialising in History at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, noted that the celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of Stamford Raffles’ landing in Singapore in 1819 is an opportunity to reflect and understand the nation’s history, including its colonial heritage.
Suria News Online
A 2016 survey by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) at NUS interviewed more than 2,000 local 19- to 30-year-olds and discovered that fewer were thinking of emigrating permanently. The findings showed 18.3 per cent had thought about emigrating, down from 21.2 per cent in 2010, while 59.3 per cent said that they could achieve the things they want in Singapore without having to leave, up from 45.6 per cent in 2010.
TODAY, Channel NewsAsia, The Straits Times, and more
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 non-landed private homes in Singapore reversed course to climb in August, rising 0.5 per cent month on month, after dipping in July.
Capital 95.8FM, The Straits Times, The Business Times, and more
Dr Carol Soon, Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, opined that while Singapore needs the Government’s strong hand to counter deliberate online falsehoods, community efforts are key to dealing with the issue.
The Straits Times