24 March 2015 | General News

Dr Mathew Mathews of the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS opined that it is unlikely Singapore's social policies will quickly follow their Western counterparts to redefine the traditional family, and neither will the concerns of those who feel stigmatised and marginalised by state policy be strong enough to shift policies on the family here.

24 March 2015 | General News

Prof Asit K. Biswas of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS discussed the emerging urban water trends in the coming decades. He predicted that the world after 2030 will be vastly different from what it is today, and the urban water sector will also change profoundly.

23 March 2015 | Community

More than 1,000 NUS staff, students and alumni attended the memorial ceremony in tribute of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding father. The ceremony was held at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, located at NUS' Bukit Timah Campus. At the event, NUS President ProfTan Chorh Chuan said it was fitting for the university to pay tribute to Mr Lee at the very place where he had studied and met his wife in the 1940s. The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy now stands where Singapore's first tertiary education institution, Raffles College, used to be.

23 March 2015 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute of NUS, discussed the relationship between Singapore and China, and highlighted how the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew has been instrumental in building this relationship.

23 March 2015 | Education

The NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the New York University (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts have forged a new partnership where NUS students will be able to spend a semester at Tisch to take up film courses. In the coming years, the Faculty hopes to deepen its collaboration with Tisch and look into offering film studies as a major.

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23 March 2015 | General News

Prof Huang Jing and Dr Tomoo Kikuchi of the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS discussed the impact of Britain, Germany, France and Italy joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and shared their views on Japan's refusal to join the AIIB.

23 March 2015 | General News

Mr Loh Soon How of the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS discussed whether men can take on more caregiving and household chores, and whether this would have a positive social impact.

23 March 2015 | Entrepreneurship, Community

NUS undergraduates Lin Chongzhi and Luo Jinsheng, along with NUS alumnus Pang Shang'en, have set up a social enterprise last month to develop a water filter system to improve water hygiene levels in developing countries.

23 March 2015 | General News

Speaking at the first seminar in the Indonesian Literature Series organised by the Dept of Malay Studies at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Malay Heritage Centre, Dr Muhammad Faisol Fatawi of the State Islam University of Malang in Indonesia discussed the Quran's messages, Islam's universal values and the importance of literature in the community.

22 March 2015 | General News

While speaking at the China Development Forum 2015, Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, said that even though China's central government has said it would be delegating more power to the local governments, this is unlikely to happen to any significant degree. He stressed the importance of the rule of law in solving this issue if China intends to develop its market economy.