07 March 2015 | General News

Mr Donald Low, Associate Dean (Research and Executive Education) and Senior Fellow from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, opined that the concerns about the fiscal sustainability of social measures in Budget 2015 are mostly misplaced as the Singapore Government presents its Budget position in a conservative way.

07 March 2015 | Research

A study conducted jointly by Korn Ferry and the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations at the NUS Business School, found that Singapore was ranked seventh out of 10 economics in the region on gender balance on boards, with a small number of women in the boardroom. The study also found that strong gender diversity on boards often coincided with strong corporate performance.

07 March 2015 | General News

The NUS Arts Festival 2015 will feature outstanding alumni of the NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. They include composer, Mr Chen Zhangyi; violinist, Mr Alan Choo; and conductor, Mr Wong Kah Chun.

06 March 2015 | Research

A team of scientists from NUS, the Wildlife Conservation Society and Myanmar's Nature and Wildlife Conservation Division has rediscovered Jerdon's babbler, a bird thought to be extinct, in Myanmar. The Dept of Biological Sciences at the NUS Faculty of Science has taken the bird's DNA samples to study if it should be considered a full species.

06 March 2015 | General News

Mr Ho Kwon Ping, S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore from the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, proposed the creation of CPF-Plus, an integrated, unified platform for all future schemes to supplement the Central Provident Fund (CPF), and listed three basic principles for CPF-Plus.

06 March 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the NUS Business School and Mr Chris Bennett, Founder of BPA Australasia, opined that the lack of transparency and conflicts of business roles are among the underlying causes of the collapse of OW Bunker, a Danish global marine fuel logistics company.

06 March 2015 | General News

The 10th NUS Arts Festival will be open with Words & Music: A Love Story Told in Jazz, a novel jazz musical production that showcases original songs to jazz standards, and played by small ensembles to a full band of jazz musicians.

06 March 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Wang Jiangyu from the Centre for Asian Legal Studies at the NUS Faculty of Law discussed the development of the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific which was a concept proposed by China and drew much attention during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in 2014.

05 March 2015 | General News

Mr Ho Kwon Ping, the first S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore from the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, opined that the Republic needs to decide, as its fertility rates continue to plunge, whether it is facing an issue of demographic security requiring the same kind of mindset shift which enabled NS to be implemented, despite the productivity loss and cost to the State.

05 March 2015 | General News

Mr Ho Kwon Ping, the first S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore from the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, pointed out that the Central Provident Fund (CPF) needs a "bold and audacious" revamp to meet future retirement needs and proposed a "CPF-Plus", under which the Government would top up people's accounts to ensure a "minimally reasonable" quality of post-retirement life.