16 February 2018 | Research

Assoc Prof Sing Tien Foo from the Dept of Real Estate at the School of Design and Environment at NUS and Visiting Prof Sumit Agarwal and Assoc Prof Ang Swee Hoon of NUS Business School examined the effects of superstitions on purchases in the housing market. They found that many buy an apartment with an auspicious address to signal wealth and status.

Channel NewsAsia Online

15 February 2018 | Community, General News

For the past 17 years, Assoc Prof Albert Teo from the Dept of Management & Organisation at NUS Business School as well as Deputy Director (Student Life) at the University Scholars Programme, has been providing massage service to AIDS patients on Saturdays as part of his volunteer work at Tan Tock Seng Hospital's Communicable Diseases Centre.

Lianhe Zaobao

14 February 2018 | General News

Dr Faizal Yahya, Senior Research Fellow and Mr Mooris Tjioe, Research Assistant, both from the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) at NUS wrote that a research by IPS has predicted that by 2060, the ageing population will create a drag of 1.5 per cent on Singapore’s GDP per capita per annum. They opined that only through encouraging Singaporeans themselves – employers and employees in both the private and public sectors – to embrace change can the country effect proper economic transformation that will benefit everyone.

The Business Times

14 February 2018 | General News

Dr Faizal Yahya, Senior Research Fellow from the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS noted that there are two main schools of thought on the role of the Government in supporting our small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). He suggested four ways in which the Government's assistance to SMEs can be tweaked.

Channel NewsAsia Online

13 February 2018 | Education, General News

NUS campus couples have raised about S$226,000 since September 2017 for the NUS Campus Couples Bursary Fund to help needy students. The NUS Campus Couples Valentine's Dinner was held on 13 February 2018 to mark the latest fundraising efforts. Since the bursary fund’s inception in 2015, more than S$750,000 has been raised and 34 students have benefited.

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13 February 2018 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, examined the impact of the internet age on mankind and opined that netizens have become more isolated despite the world becoming increasingly interconnected.

Lianhe Zaobao

12 February 2018 | Research

A team of researchers from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS, led by Assoc Prof Sylvie Alonso, has uncovered how enterovirus 71 – the main cause of many hand, foot and mouth diseases cases here and the only one that can infect the brain – attacks and infects the central nervous system.

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12 February 2018 | General News

Dr Fanar Haddad of the Middle East Institute at NUS discussed the recent escalation in the Syrian conflict. He opined that it is important Southeast Asian Muslims understand that the geopolitical interests which underlie and drive the Syrian conflict have nothing to do with our region.


12 February 2018 | General News

Renowned Indonesian novelist Ms Okky Puspa Madasari, Visiting Fellow at the Dept of Malay Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, shared her views that Malay literature is not only an art form, but it should also serve as a platform for writers to raise social issues, including questioning injustices in human rights.

Suria News

12 February 2018 | Education

NUS President Prof Tan Eng Chye revealed that NUS aims to be an anchor for its community of graduates so that they can return to it throughout their lives for continual learning. He would also like to build NUS’ efforts in innovation and grow the University’s networks in the Southeast Asia region.

The Straits Times