18 July 2017 | General News

Distinguished Visiting Professor Asit K Biswas of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS; Dr Cecilia Tortajada, Senior Research Fellow from the Institute of Water Policy at the School; and Ms Udisha Saklani, an independent policy researcher with the Institute discussed the water shortages in Delhi which are becoming something of an annual ritual. They noted that without any changes in the city’s water management policies, the prospect of the urban residents having access to water is grim.

The Business Times

18 July 2017 | Research

Researchers from NUS and the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology under A*STAR are currently working on a hand, foot and mouth disease vaccine which will help the body to produce antibodies to fight a combination of viruses. Assoc Prof Justin Chu from the Dept of Microbiology and Immunology at NUS Yong Loo Ling School of Medicine highlighted that children under seven would be the ideal recipient of the vaccine as older children would have previously been infected.

Lianhe Zaobao, Channel NewsAsia Online, Channel 5 News, and more

18 July 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, discussed two social revolutions in China which were centred on women’s rights, namely, the liberalisation of women in society and the family planning programme in the 1980s.

Lianhe Zaobao

17 July 2017 | Education, Research

A study led by Assoc Prof Leher Singh from the Dept of Psychology at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences found that bilingual infants are able to learn a third language more easily. The research, published in scientific journal Child Development, supports the theory that exposing children to two languages at the same time has cognitive benefits.

The Straits Times, Berita Harian

17 July 2017 | Education, Research, General News

A survey on primary schools, led by Dr Mathew Mathews, Senior Research Fellow from the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, found that more than 90 per cent of parents felt that Singapore’s education system is among the best worldwide and were satisfied with their children’s primary schools.

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17 July 2017 | Education

The NUS Chinese debate team, who was the defending champion, beat Shih Hsin University with a score of 14-7 to win the 8th Asia-Pacific Intervarsity Chinese Debate Tournament 2017 on 16 July 2017. The debate topic explored Singapore's opportunities and challenges in the next 10 years.

Lianhe Zaobao

17 July 2017 | Community

The NUS Malay Language Society organised a Hari Raya event for its members as part of the orientation camp for incoming freshmen. The event enabled freshmen to interact with seniors and receive tips on how to prepare themselves for university life.

Berita Harian

17 July 2017 | Education, General News

To commemorate its 50th anniversary, the Dept of Malay Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is organising a series of events themed ‘Malay Studies 50 years’. Eleven undergraduates from the NUS Malay Studies Society will be organising an event titled “Mara: Malam Kesenian 2017” (Cultural Appreciation Night 2017). Other events include Syed Hussein Alatas Inaugural Lecture, CITASENI Pottery Exhibition and the Malay Studies Golden Jubilee Conference.

Berita Harian

16 July 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Simon Poh from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School highlighted that if companies are at liberty to fix their transfer pricing, then the entity selling the goods, services or intangible properties might be motivated to charge a higher transfer price when it is located in a low-tax country.

The Sunday Times

15 July 2017 | General News

The National Youth Council will be collaborating with the Social Lab at the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS to study evolving aspirations and social attitudes among the young. It will survey a group of 3,600 Singapore citizens and permanent residents annually between this year and 2022, and track their development across key life stages.

The Straits Times, Berita Harian and Suria News Online