Dr Lance Gore of the East Asian Institute at NUS discussed the recent idea that socialism is becoming trendy in other parts of the world.
Asst Prof Sher Banu from the Dept of Malay Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences authored a book titled Sovereign Women in a Muslim Kingdom: The Sultanahs of Aceh, 1641-1699. It examined the reign of four Sultanahs of the Islamic kingdom of Aceh for half of the 17th century and provides insights on their leadership, relations with male elites and encounters with European envoys who visited their court.
NUS PhD candidate Mr Syed Muhammad Hafiz Syed Nasir, whose research areas include the art histories and broader cultural developments within Southeast Asia, opined that combining multi-disciplines is essential in creating an integrated cultural environment for the arts.
The NUS Indian Instrumental Ensemble will hold its annual concert, titled ‘I am’, at the Esplanade Recital Studio on 12 February 2018. ‘I Am’ is an ode to the spirit of modern womanhood celebrating the women in our lives, their fighting spirit, and strength. The performance will involve both the NUS undergraduate students as well as alumni.
Dr Duvvuri Subbarao and Dr Amitendu Palit from the Institute of South Asian Studies at NUS discussed India’s Budget and observed that it is evident that the political urge to appease core constituencies has led to compromise on fiscal discipline, adding that the fiscal slippage will complicate macroeconomic management and choke investment sentiments.
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Mr Oleksandr Korniev, from NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM) won the third prize at the International Violin Competition 2018 that was organised by NUS YSTCM.
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Asst Prof Tan Poh Lin from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS noted that Singapore is a modern society yet couples are still influenced by superstitions and other beliefs when deciding when to have a baby, which can have important demographic and macroeconomic consequences.
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European planemaker Airbus completed the inaugural flight demonstration of its Skyways unmanned air vehicle at NUS on 8 February 2018 – two years after the project was launched in collaboration with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. The project is at an advanced stage of development.
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Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah delivered an opening speech at the International Law Year in Review Conference organised by the Centre for International Law at NUS on 8 February 2018, and said that Singapore must actively help to shape international law. At the conference, the legal community discussed trends including recent cross-border legal disputes and domestic courts dealing with more foreign and international law issues.
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Prof Lim Chwee Teck, NUS Society Professor with the Dept of Biomedical Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering, as well as Acting Director of the Biomedical Institute for Global Health Research and Technology at NUS, noted that from personalised medicine to artificial intelligence and big data, biomedical technology will be invaluable in healthcare. He added that the ultimate aim of the medical technology is not to take over the role of doctors, but to allow them to do a better job.
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