02 October 2017 | General News

Outgoing NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, who will be handing over the baton to NUS Provost Professor Tan Eng Chye on 1 January 2018, shared how NUS is constantly looking for new ways of learning and teaching, despite being Singapore’s oldest university. He mentioned that constant innovation has enabled NUS to still attract the majority of high potential students despite greater local and regional competition. The next challenge for NUS is to prepare students for the changing nature of work, and NUS has started doing so in recent years.

Prof Tan will head to the Ministry of Health to be its Chief Health Scientist and Executive Director of its new Office for Healthcare Transformation, which looks at issues in healthcare outcomes and delivery. He will retain his position as Professor of Medicine at NUS.

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02 October 2017 | General News

Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS noted that the global spread of democracy, a Western gift to the world, was meant to result in the election of liberal, pro-Western leaders. But instead, a wave of strongman rulers has been elected, many of whom have clear non-Western identities, which might reflect a new chapter in history. He opined that as more and more countries shed their deference to the West, the continuing resurrection of strong nationalist leaders is inevitable, and our geopolitical future is likely to lie with this new wave. 

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02 October 2017 | Research

The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS will be conducting a survey on Singaporeans residing overseas. Led by Dr Leong Chan-Hoong, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the IPS Social Lab, Dr Leong and his team will also obtain references from other surveys to gain a better understanding of how Singapore can help Singaporeans who are residing aboard to return to Singapore, as well as address the obstacles they face when they return.

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01 October 2017 | General News

Dr Ko Pei-Chun of the Asia Research Institute at NUS wrote about China’s experience in fostering active ageing among its senior citizens.

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01 October 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Sing Tien Foo, Director from the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, and Ms Chia Liu Ee from the same Institute examined the nature of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS), and the pros and cons of diversifying or concentrating one’s investments in these financial instruments.

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01 October 2017 | Entrepreneurship

Dr Francis Yeoh of NUS School of Computing opined that Singapore should strengthen its position as the undisputed hub for start-ups in Southeast Asia, attracting venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, technical talent and support service players to operate out of here. Doing so will play to Singapore’s strengths, while the quality, abundance and flow of talent will greatly enrich, invigorate and reinforce our eco-system.

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29 September 2017 | Education

In his speech at the opening of the two-day SingHealth Duke-NUS Education Conference, Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State for Health announced that nurses will get the chance to make full use of their skills in the coming years, following a Ministry of Health decision to review the rules governing their roles. 

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29 September 2017 | General News

At a talk organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies at NUS and the High Commission of India on 28 September 2017, Mr Devendra Fadnavis of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party outlined the initiatives that his government was taking to boost Maharashtra.

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29 September 2017 | General News

Prof Jochen Wirtz, Vice-dean of Graduate Studies at NUS Business School, together with Prof Thomas Menkhoff of SMU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business, and Dr Frank Siegfried, SMU’s adjunct faculty, noted that strategy implementation and execution will not succeed if leaders do not speak with one voice about their vision. The authors cited the National Library Board as a successful local example.

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29 September 2017 | General News

Asst Prof Sin Harng Luh from the Dept of Geography at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences took a deeper look at Singapore Tourism Board’s new tourism tagline ‘Passion Made Possible’, and opined that the new, well-thought and nuanced Chinese slogan ‘Xin Xiang Shi Cheng’ seems to reflect the immense importance that the Chinese tourism market represents to Singapore.

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