26 February 2018 | Education, General News

The Joint Graduate Employment Survey 2017 has revealed that NUS graduates continued to achieve good employment rates and earned higher starting salaries in 2017 compared to the year before. Close to 9 in 10 NUS graduates secured employment within six months after the final examinations. The pioneer cohorts in business analytics and Yale-NUS College also did well with high employment rates of more than 90 per cent.

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26 February 2018 | General News

Prof Joseph Cherian, Director of the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments at NUS Business School discussed the need to review the CPF Investment Scheme and proposed three recommendations as a way forward.

The Business Times

26 February 2018 | Community

The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music organised a concert at NUS on 22 February 2018 which featured musicians, Ms Ni Hai-Ye and Ms Liu Jia, as part of its Visiting Artist Series.

The Straits Times

26 February 2018 | Research

Assoc Prof Liaw Sok Ying from the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine led a team to create a computer programme called ‘Create Real-life Experience And Teamwork In Virtual Environment’ which allows students across various medical disciplines to practice what they have learnt in a virtual environment.

The Straits Times

25 February 2018 | Research

Visiting Prof Sumit Agarwal and Assoc Prof Qian Wenlan from the Department of Finance at NUS Business School discussed the findings of their research study on almost 200,000 individuals whose credit and debit card expenses were documented for analyses – six months prior to the February announcement of the government’s Growth Dividend programme and six months after the disbursement in 2011. Their findings showed that giving cash disbursements to people seems to work in getting them to spend, even when this is a surprise and one-off payment.

The Sunday Times

25 February 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof Leher Singh from the Dept of Psychology at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Director for the NUS Infant and Child Language Centre, shared that while bilingualism helps us to maintain contact with family and our cultural heritage, it also provides additional benefits that should convince us of its value. These benefits include better focus and creativity; ease in learning new languages; and building of social bonds.

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25 February 2018 | Community

NUS student Ms Xu Kaiqing and her friend set up a social enterprise called TAILOR (ED) in August 2017 to provide customised workshops for those suffering from anorexia, anxiety, depression and other conditions. Ms Xu, who was previously an anorexic, wished to share her experience to help others in a similar situation.

Lianhe Zaobao

24 February 2018 | Community, General News

Adjunct Prof Yu Chien Siang from the Dept of Mathematics at NUS Faculty of Science was awarded the Hall of Fame Award at the Cybersecurity Awards 2018 for his exceptional leadership, commitment and contribution to the cybersecurity ecosystem


23 February 2018 | Community, General News

Prof Wei-Jun Jean Yeung, Provost’s Chair Professor in the Dept of Sociology at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Asian Research Institute, highlighted the emphasis in the Singapore Budget 2018. Prof Yeung opined that more ways to help strengthen families' ability to care for their young and old would have been welcome and should still be considered.

The Straits Times

22 February 2018 | Research

A study led by Assoc Prof Alex Cook, Vice Dean (Research) from Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health has found that most people in Singapore are supportive of fairly intrusive government intervention, such as isolation and quarantine of infected cases and those who might be infected due to close contact, temperature screening, and cancellation of mass events.

The Straits Times