07 October 2017 | General News

NUS Malay dance theatre group Ilsa Tari is exploring the theme of gotong royong, the Malay communal spirit and mutual assistance, in its performance titled “Tenunan Wirama: Teradukanya Nada, Tersulamnya Melayu” on 10 and 11 October 2017.

Berita Harian

06 October 2017 | General News

Distinguished Professor Ivan Png from the Department of Strategy and Policy at NUS Business School opined that while a charge for plastic bags would deter consumption of plastic bags and help to reduce environmental costs, it may have unintended consequences for public health and estate cleaning as it would affect how people dispose of food waste and increase the spread of vermin and diseases. Prof Png suggested that the National Environment Agency carry out a trial in one town then decide whether it makes sense to roll out the policy to the whole nation.

The Straits Times

06 October 2017 | Research

An 11-year study conducted by the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS found that while putting off a healthy lifestyle or failing to take medication regularly is easy, the negative effects from such actions may well be irreversible.

The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao

06 October 2017 | General News

Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, who spoke at the launch of the Master in International Affairs programme at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, shared that during the pursuit of economic growth, it is the responsibility of governments to ensure that all sectors of the society gain the fruits of economic growth fairly. This will help the government gain political consensus among the people and promote the country's diplomatic and economic policies.

Lianhe Zaobao

05 October 2017 | Education

Prof Chia Kee Seng, Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS, noted that to eradicate tobacco epidemic and create a smoke-free Singapore for future generations, we must consider the need to gravitate from prevailing discussions on tobacco control toward incorporating more innovative strategies, particularly those based on the “Tobacco Endgame” concept that has started gaining attention in academic literature in recent years.

TODAY

04 October 2017 | General News

NUS undergraduates from the Department of Pharmacy at NUS Faculty of Science are learning dialects to communicate better with elderly patients through a four-week course organised by NUS students and teachers from Viriya Community Services. The student volunteers found that residents of Telok Blangah with medical problems opened up more when they communicated in Hokkien or Cantonese, compared to Mandarin.

Channel NewsAsia Online

04 October 2017 | General News

NUS is exploring sending first- and second-year medical students to intern at polyclinics and private clinics so that they can gain early experience in general medicine. Currently, only third- and final-year students participate in a four-week internship at these institutions.

Lianhe Zaobao

03 October 2017 | General News

In light of the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) that is set for 18 October 2017, Professorial Fellow John Wong from the East Asian Institute at NUS shared his views on the new challenges that President Xi Jinping will face, namely, how the CPC plans to build on its past success in reform and economic development. He opined that Mr Xi will find his economic reform agenda far more challenging than sustaining economic growth. 

The Straits Times

03 October 2017 | General News

NUS Business School students Pang Zhi Hui, Koshae Tan and Kheng Lin Chun noted that Aalst Chocolate houses all its manufacturing facilities here. They highlighted that Singapore’s robust legal frameworks and established reputation for food safety are important for the F&B sector and the food manufacturing industry, respectively.

The Business Times

03 October 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS opined that China’s large-scale anti-corruption campaign is also an institutional construction process of the Communist Party of China. He added that the country's top graft-buster Mr Wang Qishan has been playing a critical role in this area, building the necessary system that enhances the anti-corruption efforts.

Lianhe Zaobao