06 September 2018 | Research

An eight-year study by the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, the University of Malaya Medical School, NUH, KKH and two Malaysian hospitals, found that increasing the intensity of chemotherapy for children with leukaemia can improve the recovery rate from 70 per cent to 90 per cent and also cut the recurrence rate from 30 per cent to 13 per cent.

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06 September 2018 | Community

For the first time, NUS’ Ilsa Tari dance group collaborated with dancers from other higher education institutions for the NUS Arts Festival 2018. The Titian Naluri performance involved the Beztari dance group from NTU, Indra Nila Kirana from Nanyang Polytechnic and Itra Tari from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. The performance explored the role of traditional Malay dance in strengthening identity and social cohesion. It built on last year’s concept, Tenunan Wirasa, which explored the ‘new Malay identity’ and harmony between traditional and contemporary dance moves.

Berita Harian

04 September 2018 | Research

Minister Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance and Chairman of the National Research Foundation, launched the new NUS innovation4.0 building on 5 September 2018. The University also plans to commit S$25 million over five years to seed, incubate and launch up to 250 tech-based start-ups through the Graduate Research Innovation Programme.

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04 September 2018 | General News

Prof Tommy Koh, NUS Professor of Law, opined that at a time of growing protectionism, both Asean and Canada have even more to gain by building on existing ties. One possibility is a free trade agreement.

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04 September 2018 | General News

NUS Business School undergraduates, Valeria Cheng Meng Wai, Fam Wei Ming, Tan Wei Liang John and Tan Zu Qing, examined how the employee-centric approach of Mr Amit Sujan, Chief Executive Officer of tech consulting firm ITCAN, and his first priority to empower his team have contributed to the company’s success.

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04 September 2018 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, examined the great uncertainties that exist in China and the possibility of a rebirth of an amoral society that is completely based on money. He opined that the elites in society have a role to play to ensure that this trend does not continue.

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03 September 2018 | Research

Assoc Prof Siok Kuan Tambyah and Assoc Prof Tan Soo Jiuan, both from the Dept of Marketing at NUS Business School, recently unveiled their latest results in the book "Happiness, Well-being and Society - What Matters for Singaporeans", part of an ongoing study which dates back to 1996. The study finds overall quality of life dipped in 2016 compared to 2011. The 2016/17 survey is the fifth report in the series which is conducted every five years and there were 1,503 Singapore citizens who responded between Oct 2016 and Feb 2017.

The Business Times

03 September 2018 | Research

A group of researchers at NUS conducted a study to understand how the policy of allowing withdrawal of part of the CPF funds at age 55 influences Singaporeans’ savings and consumption patterns. Assoc Prof Qian Wenlan from the Dept of Finance at NUS Business School, who was involved in the study, noted that those with low income and low savings withdraw the money for daily expenditures, spending them on necessities rather than luxuries.Prof Sumit Agarwal, also from NUS Business School, highlighted that the policy to allow the withdrawal of a portion of the CPF funds could lead to over-exuberance among the lower-income and impact retirement adequacy.

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03 September 2018 | Research, Community

Dr Natalie Pang, Senior Research Fellow from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS opined that the harsh comments sparked off by a recent public shaming case shows a greater need for empathy, restraint and civility in discussing difficult issues of the day.

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02 September 2018 | Education

Asst Prof Ding Xiaopan and Zheng Qi, Master’s student, from the Dept of Psychology at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences discussed how classic moral stories can influence children and their attitudes towards honesty.

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