06 April 2017 | Education, Entrepreneurship

The Lotus Life Foundation has made a gift totaling $1.2 million to the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS and NUS Enterprise to fund the Lotus-NUS Medical Bursary for financially needy students, and the Lotus-NUS Fund which will provide seed funding for social enterprise start-up projects by Singaporean entrepreneurs.

The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao

06 April 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Thompson Teo from the Dept of Decision Sciences at NUS Business School discussed the delay of Amazon’s debut into the Singapore market. He highlighted that entering Singapore would be an easy first step for Amazon, but taking its operation region wide will be a challenge.

The Straits Times

06 April 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Terence Lee and Prof Theodore Hopf, both from the Dept of Political Science at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences made reference to the recent street demonstrations against corruption and demand for the resignation of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. They discussed whether the demonstrations will succeed if they persist, as well as the critical aspects to watch for in the months ahead.

The Business Times

06 April 2017 | General News

In his inaugural lecture as the Institute of Policy Studies’ S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore, Mr Peter Ho, former Head of Civil Service, highlighted that overcoming the “big hurdle” of bureaucratic silos requires a change of culture and is critical to good governance in a complex operating environment. He added that this entails working in a “networked manner” with stakeholders to tackle complicated issues such as terrorism, for example.

TODAY, The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, and more

05 April 2017 | General News

Prof Sumit Agarwal, Visiting Professor of Finance at NUS Business School, and Ms Cheryl Lim from the EDHEC Business School, discussed an op-ed in The New York Times, which cited Singapore’s healthcare system as the example for America to follow. Prof Agarwal and Ms Lim highlighted that there are other reasons for Singapore’s success, and opined that America’s priority is to agree on the core principles, then put a system in place and do the work to improve it over time and make it the right one for Americans.

The New Paper

05 April 2017 | General News

Prof John Mathews from Macquarie University, Australia spoke on the topic of ‘Global Green Shift: China as Driver’ at the EAI Distinguished Public Lecture organised by the East Asian Institute (EAI) at NUS on 4 April 2017.

Lianhe Zaobao

05 April 2017 | Education

NUS welcomed about 24,000 prospective students and their families on its Open Day which was held on 11 March 2017. The full-day event featured 126 informative talks and 24 programme booths set up by NUS’ undergraduate faculties and schools, as well as special programmes.

Lianhe Zaobao

04 April 2017 | General News

Dr G Owen Schaefer, Research Fellow at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, discussed the ruling by Singapore’s Supreme Court on the case of an in-vitro fertilisation mix-up in 2010 at the Thomson Medical Centre. He opined that the case raises the question of whether there is really a value in genetic affinity, and that it remains to be seen whether other jurisdictions will recognise the value of genetic affinity.

Channel NewsAsia Online, TODAY

04 April 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, noted the worrying trend of a real estate bubble in China that has made housing out of reach in first-tier cities. He opined that Chinese citizens have lost faith in the real estate market due to the government’s failure to implement effective regulatory measures.

Lianhe Zaobao

03 April 2017 | General News

The NUS Tamil Language Society had organised a vocabulary builder gameshow called ‘Yutham’ on 1 April at the Umar Pulavar Tamil Language Centre, held in conjunction with the Tamil Language Festival which was organised by the Tamil Language Council. Participants from secondary schools and junior colleges took part in the game segments which aimed to strengthen their command of the Tamil vocabulary.

Tamil Murasu