01 March 2017 | Research

A study by the NUS Business School's Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations has found that female directors of listed companies on the Singapore Exchange are paid substantially less than their male counterparts, with the widest gaps found in large firms. The study also showed that women were less likely to serve on board committees, be appointed committee chairs, or act as lead independent directors, which are “roles that come with greater responsibilities and higher fees”.

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01 March 2017 | General News

Mr Hsieh Fu Hua, Chairman of NUS Board of Trustees and Chairman of the National Gallery, Singapore, opined that art can help us create a society that is open to possibilities, to discourse, where people are open to expressing and learning without fear. He added that when we as individuals are no longer fearful of things we do not know, we can then truly embrace diversity of thought, people and culture. This article was written together with author Yeo Wei Wei.

The Straits Times

28 February 2017 | Research

The Singapore Residential Price Index released by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS showed that overall prices of completed private apartments stayed flat in January 2017 compared with the previous month, after inching a revised 0.1 per cent in December 2016.

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28 February 2017 | Education

NUS will be introducing the cooperative education programme in the new academic year commencing in August 2017. For a start, students from three computing courses – Information Security, Business Analytics as well as Data Science and Analytics – will go on the 18-month internships from the end of their second year. Besides using both years’ long holiday breaks, students will spend the whole of their third year working in a company. In the fourth year, they can take on research and projects related to the company’s work.

The Straits Times, The New Paper

27 February 2017 | Education

This year, freshmen at NUS Business School will be allowed more options in their degree specialisation and second major or minor combinations. There will be a total of seven degree specialisations including three new ones, namely, business analytics, business economics and innovation and entrepreneurship. The new core curriculum will better leverage technology, such as multimedia resources, to allow more effective use of class time. Overseas exposure will also become a compulsory graduation requirement for the Bachelor of Business Administration.

The Straits Times, Tamil Murasu

27 February 2017 | General News

Singapore and China signed four cooperation pacts on the sidelines of the Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation in Beijing. Among them was a letter of intent that was signed by NUS, the Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee and the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology to deepen cooperation in the biomedical industry. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli witnessed the signing ceremony.

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27 February 2017 | Education

NUS has introduced several new education initiatives in the academic year starting in August 2017. Students looking to study at NUS can directly apply to about 70 new combinations of Double Major or Major-Minor combinations spread across 16 subject areas in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, as well as Science and Technology. Other initiatives include enhancements to undergraduate degree programmes in Business Administration, Accountancy and Information Systems.

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27 February 2017 | Education

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS opined that social media, which has helped US President Donald Trump further his political agenda, looks set to change traditional party politics in the world. He discussed the rise of social media and its implications for party politics globally.

Lianhe Zaobao

26 February 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Simon Poh from the Department of Accounting at NUS Business School explained the term “short selling” and its importance.

The Sunday Times

26 February 2017 | Research

Assoc Prof Johan Sulaeman from the Department of Finance at NUS Business School shared his research findings on the effects of bereavement on employee performance, with a focus on money management, specifically fund managers who had lost a parent while managing equity funds.

The Sunday Times