06 June 2017 | Research, General News

A survey conducted last September by NUS Business School, the Charity Council and KPMG Singapore on 222 charities and Institutions of a Public Character (IPCs) here has found a “lack of understanding of risk management benefits”. The three organisations launched a toolkit which recommends four steps: identify risks, assess them, look for ways to manage them and monitor them.

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06 June 2017 | General News

Dr Adrian W J Kuah, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Case Studies Unit at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, shared his views on our relationship with time. He opined that if we are to genuinely cultivate a culture of creativity and innovation, we need to fundamentally rethink our relationship with time: The quantity of the things we do must give way to the quality of the things we do.

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06 June 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, opined that intellectuals in China have become corrupt and obsessed with fame and fortune, resulting in a decline in the quality of knowledge in the country.

Lianhe Zaobao

05 June 2017 | Education, Research

A research team led by Asst Prof Shefaly Shorey from the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has developed a novel mobile application to provide information on post-natal care to new parents who may be stressed out in caring for their newborn on their own.

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05 June 2017 | General News

Assistant Professor Ng Kok Hoe from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS and Associate Professor Teo You Yenn, Head of Sociology, from NTU felt the argument that we should count on civil society to provide housing solutions instead of pursuing policy change reflects a misunderstanding about the nature of housing problems, how public policies work, and what civil society can and cannot do. When we see unevenness in our public policy, we should work harder to resolve it collectively, rather than push the resolution to individual actors such as civil society.

The Straits Times

05 June 2017 | General News

NUS has increased the number of food and beverage (F&B) outlets on campus, in tandem with its aim of building a modern self-contained campus. Some NUS students have also become involved in the running of F&B outlets. Mr Ang Swee Heng, a final-year undergraduate from the NUS Business School, runs a coffee outlet called the Coffee Roaster located at Block AS8.

The Straits Times

04 June 2017 | General News

Prof Jean Yeung, Provost-Chair Professor of Sociology and founding Director of the Centre for Family and Population Research at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, noted that with more women entering the workforce, there is a growing awareness on gender equality which has given rise to higher expectations of new-generation fathers. She opined that East Asian countries should introduce more policies to support and encourage fathers to play a more active role in child-rearing as such policies have had good effect in Scandinavian countries.

Lianhe Zaobao

03 June 2017 | General News

Prof Simon Chesterman, Dean of the NUS Faculty of Law opined that it is prudent to be clear about whether naming is a commercial opportunity or a philanthropic contribution. He added that in the case of the EW Barker Centre for Law & Business, above and beyond the generous donations, the Barker family has given NUS an extraordinary honour of naming the centre after Singapore's longest-serving Minister for Law.

The Straits Times

03 June 2017 | General News

Dr Gillian Koh, Deputy Director for Research from the Institute of Policy Studies, discussed what we could make of the Ah Boys To Men 4 audition saga. She opined that given the heightened sense of ethnic nationalism in the world, the raised terror threat level here, and discussions about racial representation in our political and social institutions, we must hope that such incidents contribute to the narrative of inclusion and understanding, not difference and division.

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03 June 2017 | Education

Three NUS engineering students from the Dept of Mechanical Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering, have developed an urban farm by combining two aquaponics methods – media-filled beds and Nutrient Film Technique – into one system, which allow them to grow a greater variety of plants.

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