23 June 2018 | General News

Asst Prof Ng Kok Hoe from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, discussed the current concern for better social mixing and opined that housing inequality can be narrowed by direct interventions through better meeting every resident’s housing needs, regardless of economic resources.

Channel NewsAsia Online

22 June 2018 | Community, General News

NUS student and film-maker Ong Kah Jing has shot a documentary on the Sungei Road market titled “Trespass: Stories from Singapore’s Thieves Market”, and he is one of 15 artists to be featured in an art exhibition titled OnBorrowedLand: Sungei Road Market.

The New Paper

22 June 2018 | General News, Community

Assoc Prof Tan Khee Giap, Co-Director of the Asia Competitiveness Institute at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS discussed the remark made by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on how Singaporeans would become weary of the ruling party as in the case of Malaysia.

Lianhe Zaobao

21 June 2018 | Research

Assoc Prof Huang Dejian and his team from the Food Science and Technology Programme at NUS Faculty of Science have uncovered around 20 natural bioactive substances in plants which could have health benefits and are now using the seeds of okra to develop rice noodles suitable for diabetic patients. Assoc Prof Liu Shao Quan and his PhD student Vong Weng Chan, also from the Food Science and Technology Programme at NUS, have devised ways to put okara, the residue from the production of soya milk and tofu, to good use and are working on developing functional food products using the enhanced okara.

The Straits Times

21 June 2018 | Research, General News

Prof Zhou Weibiao, Director of the Food Science and Technology Programme at NUS Faculty of Science opined that concerted efforts by various stakeholders – food scientists, food manufacturers, governments and educators, as well as consumers themselves – are needed to fully reap the health benefits of functional foods.

The Straits Times

20 June 2018 | Community, General News

An inaugural Community Forum was organised by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS on 19 June 2018. Themed “Here comes everybody, and all can contribute”, the forum, which was conceptualised and moderated by Dr Justin Lee, a Research Fellow at IPS, has invited 13 speakers from various organisations, including social enterprises as well as non-profit and volunteer groups.

The Straits Times, The New Paper

19 June 2018 | Research, General News

NUS, Wilmar International, and the National Research Foundation (NRF) have set up a new joint research laboratory which aims to drive innovation in food technology and sustainable biochemicals. The $110 million research facility was launched by Finance Minister and NRF Chairman Mr Heng Swee Keat.

Channel NewsAsia, The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao and more

19 June 2018 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, analysed the attributes of Chinese entrepreneurs to understand why there are so few of them in the country. He believes that it is because entrepreneurs in China lack a strong sense of mission and are more like business people looking to make a profit.

Lianhe Zaobao

19 June 2018 | General News

Prof Wi-Jun Jean Yeung, Director of the Centre for Family and Population Research at NUS, opined that the public and private sectors need to work together to help change family and work culture so that the second half of the gender revolution will arrive in Asia, too, to help turn the tide of ultra-low marriage and fertility rates in countries such as South Korea, Japan and Singapore.

The Straits Times

18 June 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof Lawrence Loh, Director of the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations at NUS Business School, noted that the formation of an advisory council to address the ethical and legal issues arising from the usage of technologies such as AI and Big Data is an affirmative step in the right direction. He opined that the challenge now is to rightly scope its work, balance its composition and roll out a framework for engagement and practice – not of just the technologies but more critically formulate processes to govern their use.