24 May 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School opined that many companies, like Hyflux, fail to recognise flaws in their boards and how these flaws can affect board culture, behaviour and dynamics, which in turn adversely affect board effectiveness.

The Business Times

23 May 2019 | General News

An autonomous shuttle bus would be tested at NUS’ Kent Ridge campus starting 25 May 2019, while trials with passengers would begin in the third quarter of 2019. Operated by ComfortDelGro, the NUSmart Shuttle which could carry up to 12 people, would be on a one-year trial to determine the commercial viability of such service.  

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23 May 2019 | General News

Ng Chia Wee, first-year student at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Tembusu College, and Director of Strategy at Access Singapore, opined that the relationship between Singapore’s fourth-generation political leadership and youth must be based on interdependence and respect for each other’s roles.

The Straits Times

22 May 2019 | Research

A qualitative study led by Asst Prof Ng Kok Hoe from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, has calculated that an individual aged 65 and above in Singapore would need at least $1,379 a month to sustain his basic standard of living while a couple aged 65 and above would need $2,351.

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22 May 2019 | Research

A study by researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School, National Heart Centre Singapore and biotechnology company Enleofen Bio found that deactivating a protein called interleukin 11 with human antibodies reverses inflammation and scarring of the liver in patients suffering from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (fatty liver disease).

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22 May 2019 | General News

Dr Yu Hong of the East Asian Institute at NUS discussed Malaysia's East Coast high speed rail project and its relevance to China's Belt and Road Initiative.

Lianhe Zaobao

21 May 2019 | Research, General News

NUS will now save $70,000 a year in costs for licensing microscopes as N3 user licenses for the confocal microscopes will no longer be required if laboratories follow several safety guidelines. Under this new licensing programme, NUS will have 11 microscopes exempted from the N3 licence. 

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21 May 2019 | Research

A study by Dr Yvette Van Der Eijk, Senior Research Fellow from NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Asst Prof Lee Jeong Kyu from the same School revealed that menthol-flavoured cigarettes did greater harm although they were perceived to be healthier.

Lianhe Zaobao

21 May 2019 | General News

Asst Prof Chan Cheow Thia from the Dept of Chinese Studies at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences wrote about pioneer writer Lin Sentian, whose novel “Nongyan” (dense smoke) depicts the problems facing education among the Overseas Chinese.

Lianhe Zaobao

21 May 2019 | General News

Dr Xunpeng Shi, Adjunct Senior Fellow from the Energy Studies Institute at NUS, and Principal Research Fellow from the Australia-China Relations Institute at University of Technology Sydney opined that natural gas markets are changing in response to new opportunities in Asia Pacific and globally.

CNA Online