24 December 2018 | General News

NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Tembusu College first-year undergraduate Ng Chia Wee opined that more sleep or more work is a core dilemma every Singaporean must confront at some point in their lives; and we should ask what price they are willing to pay, especially when one considers the loss in productivity due to sleep deprivation.

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23 December 2018 | General News

Prof Tan Tai Yong, President and Professor of Humanities at Yale-NUS College, opined that the Bicentennial initiative, which commemorates the 200th anniversary of Singapore’s founding by Stamford Raffles, has to be sensitively framed and shaped to be an inclusive process.

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22 December 2018 | Research, General News

As part of NUS’ Planting 10,000 Trees initiative, NUS will plant more than 10,000 trees, which include native and common species, along with rare and endangered species that are nurtured in the NUS nursery, throughout its campus in the next three years. The initiative, which also seeks to tap on the expertise of NUS researchers and employ smart technologies, builds on the existing Campus Greenery Plan which was introduced in 2012 with the aim of improving the campus’ green space and enveloping campus buildings in a tropical rainforest.

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22 December 2018 | Research

Professor C. Raja Mohan, Director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies at NUS, opined that the dominance of the US, China and Russia in the current debate on the digital revolution does not mean that the smaller states must remain passive. He added that for all the daunting challenges, smaller states can generate some political agency by embracing technological innovation, mediating between competing imperatives of collective security and individual freedom, collaborating with like-minded states and participating actively in the debates on the global governance of the digital revolution.

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21 December 2018 | General News

Asst Prof Chen Chaoran from the Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences noted it is not true that trade imbalance leads to a loss of manufacturing jobs. He explained that higher labour productivity in manufacturing causes fewer people to be needed in such jobs.

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20 December 2018 | Research

A study conducted by Assoc Prof Alberto Salvo from the Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has found that lower-income households tend to use more water when the weather is hot, while higher-income households consume more electricity. The study can contribute towards improving demand forecasting for water and electricity in water-stressed cities in tropical Asia, where incomes are rising.

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20 December 2018 | General News

Adjunct Prof S Gopinathan from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS and Mr Edmund Lim, Academic Director of an overseas education organization opined that Singapore tops Asia in an index on preparing youth for the future, but areas such as global citizenship and inclusivity need attention.

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18 December 2018 | Research

A team of researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School, led by Prof Koh Woon Puay of Duke-NUS Medical School and NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, discovered that significant weight gain or loss among middle-aged and elderly Chinese Singaporeans is linked with an increase in their risk of an early death, especially from cardiovascular diseases.

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18 December 2018 | General News

Dr Stefan Huebner of the Asia Research Institute at NUS discussed the pros and cons of floating cities which has been mooted as a solution to the challenges of urbanisation.

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18 December 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School opined that more discussion about investor protection and minority shareholder rights is needed in Singapore.

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