23 November 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Lawrence Loh, Director of Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations at NUS Business School and Deputy Head of Dept of Strategy and Policy at the School opined that while engineering and technical resolutions will go a long way towards restoring confidence in the MRT system, a key element that is critical in confidence rebuilding is accurate and timely communication.


22 November 2017 | Education, Entrepreneurship

BLOCK71 Suzhou which is managed by NUS Enterprise and supported by NUS (Suzhou) Research Institute and Ascendas-Singbridge, is an incubation space initiative in the Chinese city to promote tech innovation and entrepreneurship between Singapore and China.

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22 November 2017 | Research

Researchers from Keio-NUS CUTE (Connective Ubiquitous Technology for Embodiment) Center, led by Dr Nimesha Ranasinghe, developed a novel multisensory device called the Vocktail (in short for Virtual Cocktail). This is an interactive drinking utensil that digitally simulates multisensory flavour experiences.

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21 November 2017 | Education, General News

NUS hosted the 2nd National Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning from 21 to 22 November, which Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Mr Ong Ye Kung attended as the Guest-of-Honour. The conference included a showcase of projects that incorporated technology in education, such as the MediSIM project by Assoc Prof Erle Lim of NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Developed in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, the project incorporates augmented reality visual aids with an abdominal manikin to help students learn about diseases and symptoms.

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21 November 2017 | General News

Prof Teo Yik Ying, Dean-designate at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS, opined that raising the minimum legal age for smoking progressively is a good start but there is no reason to stop there as one can imagine a Singapore with a “Millennium Effect”. He added that we have to ensure that products such as e-cigarettes should never be made available to non-smokers, and to never cease in our efforts to encourage and enable current smokers to quit the habit completely.


21 November 2017 | General News

Keng Jin Wen Alwyn, Lee Jia Jie, Tan Hai Liang and Yeo Kia Hwa Arthur, students from the NUS Business School observed that the Enterprise 50 (E50) Award winner Feinmetall has achieved year-on-year double-digit growth since 2012 by focusing on innovation and customers' needs. The company is poised to be a frontrunner in the semiconductor industry, providing world-class service and technology solutions to its clients.

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21 November 2017 | General News

Jeffrey Tan, Gary Wong and Goh Yue Quan, students from the NUS Business School observed that the Enterprise 50 (E50) Award winner, a home grown property developer Amerald Land has thrived and is in the midst of an overseas expansion drive despite the government's introduction of successive cooling measures to dampen growing demand in the Singapore property market.

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21 November 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, analysed China's North Korean policy and recommended ways in which China can better confront the North Korea nuclear crisis. He noted that the issue will be a huge test for China as it seeks to become a superpower.

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20 November 2017 | Community, General News

The new Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Centre was launched by Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Mr Teo Chee Hean, on 20 November. Established through the second S$5 million gift from Mr Chua Thian Poh, the Centre aims to become a focal point for community development activities at NUS.

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20 November 2017 | Research

A study conducted by doctors from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Duke-NUS Medical School and National Heart Centre Singapore has found that the majority of young doctors training to be specialists are feeling burnt-out, and this affects their ability to empathise with patients. The researchers surveyed nearly 500 medical residents across 34 specialities in three public hospitals, eight in 10 of whom said they felt emotionally exhausted, lacking in personal accomplishment, or some degree of depersonalisation. These are generally considered to be the three components of burnout. The study was published in the Singapore Medical Journal in October 2017.

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