08 March 2017 | Community

The Institute of Policy Studies, a think-tank within the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, organised the annual Singapore Perspectives Conference on 23 January 2017. Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Mr Ong Ye Kung participated in one of the panel discussions, and conference topics discussed included whether rule by a single political party is best for Singapore, as well as what if Singapore has to choose between China and the US. About 960 policymakers, businessmen and students attended the conference.

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08 March 2017 | Education

In the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings by Subjects 2017, NUS has emerged among the best in the world, with a placing of top-10 spots globally in eight subjects. NUS was also ranked fifth in the world for civil and structural engineering.

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08 March 2017 | Education, General News

Dr Kelvin Seah Kah Cheng from the Dept of Economics at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences shared his views on what one should consider when deciding whether to get a degree or start work. He discussed broadly two considerations, namely the costs and benefits of attending university, which should be considered when making such a life decision.

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07 March 2017 | General News

Prof John Wong, Professorial Fellow at the East Asian Institute of NUS opined that it is too far-fetched to speak of China filling the US leadership vacuum, even though the latter is visibly turning inward; and China is also far from being ready to fully embrace globalisation. He added that a less assertive Pax American global order will continue, gradually giving way to a multipolar global order.

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07 March 2017 | General News

Dr Faizal Bin Yahya, Senior Research Fellow from the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, noted that how the government’s latest efforts announced in the Budget 2017 to help SMEs use digital technology to grow, will be implemented is key and shared some lessons that be drawn from previous government initiatives targeted at SMEs.

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07 March 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, noted that China has attained 56 per cent urbanisation from the initial 38 per cent when it started reforms more than 30 years ago. He shared that despite this rapid achievement, there appears to be a loss of momentum in the urbanisation process in recent years, one key reason being poor management by officials.

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07 March 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Tan Khee Giap, Co-Director of the Asia Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, together with research assistants Ms Chuah Hui Yin and Ms Yan Yu Chen at the same Institute, discussed the challenges that SMEs in Singapore face. The authors opined that the government can help SMEs increase their productivity with the recently announced initiatives, which include digital solutions and innovations.

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07 March 2017 | Education

Ms Lim Shi Min’s goal to make a direct impact on the lives of others led her to pursue a nursing degree from the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies at NUS. As an NUS Global Merit Scholar, she is able to enjoy many opportunities, such as the chance to go on a Student Exchange Programme and receive the NUS Scholar Enrichment Grant. Ms Lim wants to become a nurse researcher and educator so that she can encourage more students to be nurses.


06 March 2017 | Community

Hearing impaired pianist and NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music graduate Mr Azariah Tan was awarded the Paul Abisheganaden Grant for 2017 by the NUS Centre for the Arts.

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06 March 2017 | Research

A study led by Professor Ho Teck Hua, NUS Deputy President (Research & Technology) and Tan Chuan Tuan Centennial Professor, suggested that yellow taxis have fewer accidents than blue taxis. The findings showed that colour visibility plays a major role in choosing colours for public transportation and may save lives and money.

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