28 July 2017 | Research

NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences’ Social Service Research (SSR) Centre and Next Age Institute (NAI) jointly organised a conference on innovative practices in community and institutional rehabilitation of offenders. More than 250 academics, researchers, practitioners and policymakers attended the conference.

The Straits Times, Berita Harian, Tamil Murasu

27 July 2017 | Research, General News

Assoc Prof Rob Martinus Van Dam from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health examines the benefits and concerns surrounding coffee, and shared a few health concerns. He concluded that current scientific evidence suggests there is little reason for coffee lovers to quit drinking coffee.

Channel NewsAsia Online

27 July 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Sing Tien Foo, Dean’s Chair and Director of the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS noted that the residential en bloc market seems to be picking up steam this year. Yet, supply-side factors, in particular, the collective sale mechanism behind an en bloc negotiation, are essential ingredients for a successful sale. He cautioned that if not managed properly, any arising dispute among a property’s owners can scuttle a deal, and go some way to temper confidence in the en bloc market.

Channel NewsAsia Online

27 July 2017 | Research, General News

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk (LRFI) at NUS will be examining the impact of new technology, as well as cultural differences, on the way people perceive risks and safety issues. It will also develop new data using digital sources, as well as visuals to help decision makers better communicate risks to the public. These were recommendations outlined in the Lloyd’s Register Foundation foresight review on the public understanding of risk, produced in collaboration between the Foundation and NUS.

The Straits Times Online

26 July 2017 | Entrepreneurship

NUS students recently visited the NUS Suzhou Research Institute, which houses a business incubator that provides office space and services for small start-ups. During the visit, Mr Wang Zhiyao, General Manager of Yi Hao Xian (MetroHealth), shared some insights on his company’s data analytics and research strategy.

Lianhe Zaobao

26 July 2017 | Education, General News

Second-year NUS roommates Ms Xie Xinni and Ms Huang Aixiang shared their experiences and tips on campus residential life, relating how they became close friends by supporting each other in life and studies, as well as embracing their differences.

Lianhe Zaobao

25 July 2017 | Education

There is a growing number of young people choosing to study nursing at the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies at NUS. Prof Emily Ang, Head of NUS Nursing, attributed the increased demand for its Bachelor of Science (Nursing) degree to the changing public perception of the nursing profession.

The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, The New Paper

25 July 2017 | General News

NUS Business School students Ng Xin Yu, Neo Siew Khoon and Tan Xue Ting Supansa discussed AMOS International’s success in the shipping and marine industry. Despite being a young company, it has transitioned from a traditional marine technical consumables and provisions supplier to offer a comprehensive range of “one stop” marine and offshore solutions.

The Business Times

25 July 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS looked at the process of social reconstruction in China in terms of ethics and morality and opined that these values are rapidly being eroded in Chinese society because of "knowledge cocoons". He added that if this situation continues, it would lead to differentiation and eventually, disintegration in the Chinese society.

Lianhe Zaobao

24 July 2017 | General News

Mr Peh Chin Hua, a businessman and former Member of Parliament, has donated $400,000 to help university students, of which about $200,000 went to four bursaries – set up in his name and those of his parents and clan. The different bursaries he set up benefit financially disadvantaged business school undergraduates of NUS, an institution he feels a sense of infinity for.

The Straits Times