07 June 2019 | General News

Dr Zhu Zhiqun, Visiting Research Fellow from East Asian Institute at NUS noted that the US-China conflict was becoming more serious and added that both countries should continue negotiations so as to prevent the conflict from escalating to other areas.

Lianhe Zaobao

06 June 2019 | General News

The NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and the Smart Systems Institute at NUS have developed a virtual reality (VR) system where students can learn how to manage mass casualty incidents. The VR system allows students to assess and prioritise casualties according to the severity of their injuries.

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06 June 2019 | General News

Visiting Prof Vinod Thomas and Assistant Prof Namrata Chindarkar from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS noted that governments routinely rely on evaluation to decide on investment projects in areas ranging from transport and energy to education and social protection. They discussed whether the evaluation techniques used are adequate for judging the sustainability of the investments and policies in question

The Business Times

05 June 2019 | General News

Dr Kelvin Seah Kah Cheng, Lecturer from the Dept of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS discussed the issue of fixation on academic qualifications and the fact that educational credentials do matter.

The Straits Times

05 June 2019 | General News

Prof Asit K Biswas, Distinguished Visiting Professor from the Lee Kuan Yew School for Public Policy at NUS, and Dr Cecilia Tortajada, Senior Research Fellow from the Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS shared that how major multinational companies are managing water demands from manufacturing their products, and the water required by consumers to use those products.

The Business Times

04 June 2019 | General News

The Lloyd's Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk at NUS, which had its official opening on 4 June 2019, has partnered global analytics firm Gallup to look into what individuals around the globe fear the most, and if this fear was warranted. The Institute signed a five-year agreement with Gallup on the project, which aims to survey over a million people from 160 countries in a World Risk Poll. The research could be used to understand how risk is perceived and communicated, and thus lay the groundwork for shaping national policy and, ultimately, help people live better, safer lives. 

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04 June 2019 | Research

Researchers at NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health have conducted a study which marked the first time researchers have estimated the number of people in groups in Singapore who were at risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. They found that four key “hidden” population groups were most likely to acquire and transmit HIV: 210,000 men who have sex with men; 72,000 male clients of female sex workers; 4,200 female sex workers; and 11,000 intravenous drug users.  The researchers said that the study would aid the effective planning of HIV care, treatment and support. 

TODAY

04 June 2019 | General News

Asst Prof Ng Kok Hoe from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS and Assoc Prof Teo You Yenn, Provost’s Chair in Sociology from NTU School of Social Sciences shared how they conducted the study which found that Singapore seniors each need at least S$1,379 monthly to meet basic needs, their findings as well as shared values as Singaporeans.

TODAY

04 June 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof (Practice) James Crabtree and Devyani Pande a doctoral student, both from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS opined that the re-election of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi could mean talks resuming over the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal. They added that the RCEP is a chance for Mr Modi to develop India’s manufacturing sector.

The Straits Times

04 June 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School opined that SGX should consider introducing a process where every action and actor is subjected to close scrutiny when certain red flags become evident. He added that more liberal rules apply in a number of areas on the Catalist, making for a risky situation for investors when this comes up against poor governance.

The Business Times