10 March 2020 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian from the East Asian Institute at NUS noted a change in the state of US politics since the advent of globalisation in the 1980s, where the rise of Trump was a rejection of former US President Obama’s alleged move towards socialism through his policies. Prof Zheng also noted a shift in political system preferences with democratic socialism becoming more popular with the youth.

Lianhe Zaobao

08 March 2020 | General News

Assoc Prof Thang Leng Leng from Dept of Japanese Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences discussed how the long-term and short-term plans mapped out in the 2020 Budget will help the elderly in the community.

Lianhe Zaobao

07 March 2020 | General News

Dr Faizal Yahya, Senior Research Fellow, and Shazly Zain, Research Assistant, both from the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, opined that although Budget 2020 provides for various schemes to ensure the survival of SMEs, more clarity is needed to ensure that these schemes remain effective and part of the overall plan for business transformation. 

The Straits Times

05 March 2020 | General News

Sean Lim Wei Xin, a fourth-year political science student from NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, shared about his experience of taking online classes, which had been implemented by NUS in response to the Covid-19 situation.

TODAY

03 March 2020 | General News

In his book titled “Imperial Creatures”, Assoc Prof Timothy Barnard from the Dept of History at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences charted the effect of imperialism on Singapore's fauna. Assoc Prof Barnard shared that he turned his attention to the stories of animals because they enable one to approach Singapore’s past in a manner that makes it easier to comprehend how an outside force - British culture, administration and society - was able to enforce its power over a distant land.

The Straits Times

03 March 2020 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School opined that the example of DLF Holdings, which has not demonstrated much corporate governance and internal controls since its Catalist listing, raises the question of accountability.

The Business Times

03 March 2020 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian from the East Asian Institute at NUS noted that the lack of individual responsibility was more evident on social media platforms during the Covid-19 epidemic, whereby various extreme events were exploited and, rumours were created and spread in the pursuit of viewership. Prof Zheng opined that for collective anti-epidemic measures to be effective, it would require individual will and responsibility.

Lianhe Zaobao

02 March 2020 | General News

NUS is starting a new entry path in 2020 to allow working adults to enter full-time undergraduate degree programmes using their job experience and working referrals, instead of relying solely on past education qualifications. Adults who do not have a university degree can apply for full-time degrees in business, engineering and arts and social sciences through the scheme known as Advance@NUS.

The Straits Times

02 March 2020 | General News

A study of local COVID-19 patients found that the amount of virus present in a patient is at its highest in the early stages of infection, which is also the most contagious period. Executive Director of the National Centre for Infectious Diseases Professor Leo Yee-Sin, Singapore’s Chief Health Scientist Professor Tan Chorh Chuan and Senior Vice President (Health Innovation & Translation) Professor John Eu-Li Wong have published their observations in the Journal of the American Medical Association on 20 Feb 2020. 

Lianhe Zaobao

01 March 2020 | Research

Prof Wang Linfa, Director of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) led a research team to develop a test for COVID-19 antibodies. The research team came up with two tests from samples of the live virus – a quick and dirty one with about 90 per cent accuracy and a recognised gold standard test that requires four to five days in a high level 3 biosafety laboratory.

The Sunday Times