26 November 2019 | Entrepreneurship, General News

NUS Enterprise has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Becamex IDC Corporation — Vietnam’s leading industrial infrastructure developer — to establish its eighth BLOCK71. It will serve as a launchpad for Singaporean and Vietnamese startups, and support a two-way flow of talent and technologies to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in both countries.

The Business Times Online, Hao 96.3 FM & Lianhe Zaobao

26 November 2019 | Research

NUS Engineering researchers have developed a new metal-based material for soft robots that can be used in applications such as drug delivery in human bodies, as well as search and rescue missions in disaster environments.

Lianhe Zaobao, Money 89.3FM, Capital 95.8FM and more

24 November 2019 | General News

A major study called “Travel Time Uncertainties and Commuter Behaviour: Evidence from Smart Card Data in Singapore” by NUS on how Singaporeans used public transport has found that the reliability of travel time was important for working adults while the cost of fares was a bigger factor for senior citizens, students and children in choosing between travel modes. The study was led by Distinguished Professor Sumit Agarwal from the Dept of Finance at NUS Business School 

TODAY

24 November 2019 | General News

Mr Jonathan Tiong, a third-year student from the Dept of Communications and New Media at NUS Faculty of Arts and Sciences commented on RBF, or “Resting Bitch Face”, and his experience of being one of those with RBF. RBF, which has been popularised by Internet memes and social media, describes the look of people who, at rest, appear to be upset with the whole world. 

TODAY

21 November 2019 | General News

At the inaugural Festival of Ideas, a four-day forum of lectures and panels on public policy and governance challenges organised by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati spoke about tech’s impact being a key challenge to leaders in the future. The event, held from 20 to 23 Nov 2019, brought together youth, policymakers and thought leaders to discuss important public policy issues, and the need for a new trajectory of improved governance and sustained economic progress.

The Straits Times, TODAY, Lianhe Zaobao

21 November 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Lawrence Loh, Director of the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations at NUS Business School opined that businesses will now have to go back to the drawing board to reassess the emerging threats from climate change, as well as map out responses demanded by stakeholders.

The Business Times

21 November 2019 | General News

Researchers at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Duke-NUS Medical School and A*STAR have developed an advanced brain-computer interface technology that harnesses machine learning to personalise brain-training for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Partnering local tech start-up, Neeuro, the researchers are rolling out a pilot home-based intervention programme for children who are currently receiving treatment for ADHD at IMH.

Suria News Online

19 November 2019 | General News

NUS Business School students Chua Tuan Xin, Han Xin Yi, Jonathan Chua and Kelsey Feng discussed local mining company Top International Holding, and how it is on the fast track to becoming a diversified global conglomerate.

The Business Times

19 November 2019 | Research

According to the annual survey report by the Asia Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, Singapore continues to be placed first overall in ASEAN for competitiveness, followed by Malaysia, Thailand and Brunei. The report was presented at the World Bank - Asia Competitiveness Institute Annual Conference on 18 Nov 2019.

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19 November 2019 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian from the East Asian Institute at NUS discussed The End of Ideology: On the Exhaustion of Political Ideas in the Fifties, a collection of essays published in 1960 by Daniel Bell, and gave his views on the institutionalisation of ideology.

Lianhe Zaobao