29 March 2017 | Research

The Tropical Marine Science Institute at NUS and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Centre for Environmental Sensing and Modelling have been harnessing advanced technologies to monitor environmental stressors, including algal blooms. A robot kayak developed by the two partners is being used to measure water temperature, salinity and chlorophyll in the waters of the Strait of Johor. 

The Straits Times

29 March 2017 | Education

Local institutes of higher learning appear to be ramping up their game in enhancing programmes to meet the needs of Singapore’s future economy. About 12 revamped programmes and new majors at five of the six autonomous universities will be available in the upcoming academic year beginning August 2017, with many of them focused on preparing graduates for challenges mentioned in the recent Committee on the Future Economy report.

The Business Times

29 March 2017 | General News

Asst Prof Reuben Ng from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS shared learning points drawn from his experience in consulting, government and academia with organisations and governments embarking on their analytics journey.

The Business Times

29 March 2017 | General News

Mr Shawn Goh Ze Song, a research assistant at the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, discussed the nature of fake news, what it is and how it spreads, which tell us about the mentality and motivations of the people who are sharing it.

TODAY

28 March 2017 | General News

Flash estimates of the NUS Singapore Residential Price Index published by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS indicated that condo resale prices continued to dip last month in a sign that this market segment has yet to bottom out.

TODAY Online, Channel 8 News, The Straits Times

28 March 2017 | Community

The Yale-NUS Association for the Prevention of Animals from Cruelty and the South Asian Society at Yale-NUS College, together with an environmental group, have joined hands in promoting a meatless initiative which hopes to raise awareness of problems in factory farms.

The Straits Times

28 March 2017 | Education

Speaking on the topic of “Shocks and Shifts in Global Finance: Implications for Asia” at the Tolani-NUS Business School Public Lecture, Prof Eswar Prasad of Cornell University noted that China could gradually take over the leadership role in shaping the international economic order if the US continues its withdrawal from the global stage, as peripheral countries will have little choice in the power shift process. He also opined that regional countries will likely accept China’s rise to the top and while the transition may look peaceful on the surface, there is bound to be tension underneath that may emerge any time.

The Straits Times, The Business Times

28 March 2017 | Entrepreneurship

RateX, the brainchild of three NUS undergraduates – Mr Lim Jing Rong, Mr Jake Goh and Mr Davis Gay – aims to “flatten” cross-border online shopping by offering real exchange rates without additional or hidden transaction fees. The online payment tool, available as an extension on the Google Chrome Web browser, matches the sum of an online overseas purchase with rates from currency exchange websites.

The Straits Times

28 March 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, noted that the term “uncertain” could be used to sum up the Trump administration. He discussed the root causes for this uncertainty and its impact on the South China Sea issue.

Lianhe Zaobao

27 March 2017 | General News

‘Silat Seni Gayong PASAK Singapura: A Historical Legacy’, a book authored by Dr Mohamed Effendy Abdul Hamid from the Dept of Southeast Asian Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, is the first book to document the history of silat in Singapore since the gayong art form was founded in 1942.

Suria News Online, Berita Harian