21 October 2018 | Community, General News

Assoc Prof Simon Tay from the NUS Faculty of Law opined that Singapore needs to take a hard look at the science on homosexuality, and monitor public opinion closely, before deciding whether to repeal the law criminalising gay sex.

The Sunday Times

20 October 2018 | General News

Prof C. Raja Mohan, Director of the Institute of South Asian Studies opined that for Japan, it is not just a question of being a military power. It is also about taking political leadership at a moment of great strategic uncertainty in the world. He added that Japan is no longer content to remain an economic giant and a political pygmy. Prof Mohan noted that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seeking to complement the alliance with the United States with a network of partnerships that will help insure the region against the unpredictable political trajectories of America and China. 

The Straits Times

20 October 2018 | Community

Dr Kelvin Seah from the Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences opined that it has been more than 30 years since the Social Development Unit was formed, the Government’s matchmaking programmes might be in need of a review. 

Channel NewsAsia

19 October 2018 | Education

NUS has created an endowed fund in honour of Prof Tan Chorh Chuan to recognise his years of dedicated service and outstanding contributions to the university and Singapore, during his tenure as NUS president. More than S$1.1 million has been raised so far for the fund, which will provide students with bursaries, scholarships and study awards. The fund-raising campaign was organised by NUS' Alumni Student Advancement Committee.

The Straits Times

19 October 2018 | Research

Audiology experts from NUS, National University Hospital and Singapore General Hospital have jointly developed a new method of testing hearing that does not require a sound-proof studio. This new test will save costs and will provide more convenience to the public.

Lianhe Zaobao

18 October 2018 | Research

The Centre of Excellence in Modelling and Simulation for Next Generation Ports at NUS, a collaboration between NUS and the Singapore Maritime Institute, marked its official opening with the signing of memoranda of understanding with seven industry and research partners to jointly develop digital twins of next-generation port land and sea systems.

The Straits Times, Tamil Murasu

18 October 2018 | Research, General News

Mr David Tan, an avian ecologist from the Evolutionary Biology Laboratory at the Dept of Biological Sciences at NUS Faculty of Science and his team are presently analysing the data behind migratory birds crashing into buildings. Mr Tan opined that even though bird strikes do not occur frequently enough to affect their populations, it is still important to prevent them from flying into buildings.

The Straits Times

18 October 2018 | Research, Community

Prof Jean Yeung, Director of the Centre for Family and Population Research and Provost Chair Professor from the Dept of Sociology at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences shared about her impending study on the effect a family’s language and economic circumstances have on early childhood development. The Singapore Longitudinal Early Development Study, funded by the Ministry of Education, will help inform parents and policymakers in addressing challenges that prevent children from reaching their full potential.

The Straits Times

18 October 2018 | Research, General News

Dr Zeehan Jaafar, Lecturer at the Dept of Biological Sciences at NUS Faculty of Science discussed the Singapore Blue Plan 2018 –  an effort to protect the marine environment – and stated that greater awareness and dialogue between the Government and community can realise the Blue Plan’s goals.

The Straits Times, Berita Harian

18 October 2018 | General News

Prof Koh Woon Puay from Duke-NUS and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, shared the results of her research on the influence of midlife weight change on cognitive impairment in old age at the global conference organised by Duke-NUS and the International Alliance of Research Universities on 17 October 2018.

Lianhe Zaobao