13 October 2015 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, opined that in countries where one party is dominant, the government is better able to work efficiently to improve the institutions of governance; on the other hand, a more democratic system would find it harder to do so but would be more resilient and adaptable.

12 October 2015 | Education

Speaking at the inauguration of the Yale-NUS College campus, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that the college, a tie-up between NUS and US Ivy League institution Yale University, has to experiment and adapt the liberal arts education model to Asia. He also noted that Yale-NUS will add to the landscape with its innovative pedagogy and new learning approaches. The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Mr Ong Ye Kung and college presidents from universities worldwide.

12 October 2015 | Education, General News

About 40 international thought leaders in higher education from leading institutions around the world had gathered at the Symposium on International Liberal Education organised by the Yale-NUS College to discuss the fundamental challenges facing higher education.

12 October 2015 | Education, General News

Prof Charles Bailyn, Dean of Faculty at the Yale-NUS College, opined that it is necessary to find ways to educate all citizens, regardless of their future career paths, in the key methods and results of science, and that scientists and engineers should be broadly educated in the human side of the equation.

10 October 2015 | General News

Prof John Wong of the East Asian Institute at NUS reviewed the anti-poverty drive by the United Nations, and pointed out that while the 2014/15 Global Monitoring Report confirmed that the first goal of cutting extreme poverty in half by this year had been achieved ahead of time in 2010, developed economies still face new forms of poverty.

09 October 2015 | General News

A panel discussion organised as part of NUS Museum's Foundations Series featured four architects who were members of the Singapore Planning and Urban Research Group (S.P.U.R.), a think-tank on urban planning issues in the 1960s and 1970s.

09 October 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Razeen Sally from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS discussed how Sri Lanka, given its best opportunity for reform and renewal in almost 40 years, can learn selectively and profitably from Singapore. He opined that the priority for Sri Lanka is to get the basics right on economic policy as economic success is the foundation for stable politics and ethnic harmony.

09 October 2015 | General News

Ms Zhang Jiayi and Mr Wong Fung Shing, Research Assistants from the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, discussed about how philanthropic events in Singapore can be made more meaningful.

08 October 2015 | General News

In his lecture titled 'Singapore and International Law: A 50-Year Retrospective', Prof Tommy Koh, Chairman of the NUS Centre for International Law, noted that Singapore has sought to use international law as both a sword to advance its interests, and a shield to defend its interests.

08 October 2015 | General News

Asst Prof Winston Chow from the Dept of Geography at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences highlighted that there is evidence indicative of a future climate favouring more frequent transboundary haze episodes, and that anticipating likely increases in future haze events and adapting accordingly could be a sensible, complementary and effective option for all affected stakeholders in the long run.