14 October 2015 | General News

Prof Michael Chee of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore explained the importance of getting adequate sleep, and warned that people in their 30s and 40s who are not getting enough sleep could find themselves with dementia by their 60s.

14 October 2015 | Education

Mr Mervyn Lim and Mr Shawn Lin, final-year students from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS, initiated the Before I Die art project in which they invite the public to pen their thoughts, dreams and aspirations before they die on chalkboards placed in shopping centres.

14 October 2015 | Education, General News

The new Governance Evaluation for Mid and Small Cap, which was developed by the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) and Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, with guidance from Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from NUS Business School, gave the thumbs-up to 11 mid and small-capitalisation companies for their corporate governance processes.

14 October 2015 | Research

A study led by Assoc Prof Rob Martinus van Dam from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS found that palm oil has higher saturated fats compared to other vegetable oils, which increases the risk for coronary artery disease.

14 October 2015 | Research

Assoc Prof Hussin Mutalib from the Dept of Political Science released a Malay edition of his book Singapore Malays: Being Ethnic Minority and Muslim in a Global City-State, which discussed the definition and sources of the 'Malay plight', as well as the future of Malays in the book.

13 October 2015 | General News

Dr Lu Ding from the East Asian Institute at NUS analysed whether China 'the second-largest economy in the world' is the 'biggest loser' for being excluded from the Trans-Pacific Partnership that was recently sealed.

13 October 2015 | General News

This was an article contribution by NUS Business School students Goh Jia Han, Daryl Chan, Ng Xu Hao and Yeo Sui Chuan. They discussed how Chee Fatt Co Pte Ltd, has grown from a humble hardware shop with a zinc roof into one of the leading distributors of precision tools, industrial hand tools and power tools in Singapore and South-east Asia.

13 October 2015 | General News

Dr Lim Tai Wei from the East Asian Institute at NUS opined that the rise of student activism and the tools that empower them are likely to shape the future of political discourse, social activism and democracy in North-east Asia.

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.