21 September 2017 | Research

The findings of a local study on 164 pre-schoolers, aged four to six years and of varied levels of shyness, which was conducted by Asst Prof of Social Sciences (Psychology) Cheung Hoi Shan from Yale-NUS College, suggested that parents of shy children should focus on developing their kid’s social communication skills, instead of just their vocabulary, to help them make more friends.

The Straits Times

21 September 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Elizabeth Ng Siew Kuan, Deputy Chairman (IP research unit) of the EW Barker Centre for Law and Business at the NUS Faculty of Law and Prof Graeme Austin, Chair of Private Law at Victoria University of Wellington, opined that achieving interoperability in IP the "Asean way" may be more realistic as a new paradigm for strengthening international relations.

The Straits Times

21 September 2017 | Education, General News

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has launched two programmes to groom talents in the construction sector namely the Built Environment SkillsFuture Tripartite Taskforce and the Built Environment Young Leaders Network. Ms Chen Ting Fang, a fourth-year student from the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at NUS received a joint scholarship from BCA and Santarli. Ms Chen will be bonded to Santarli for a year after graduating from NUS.

Lianhe Zaobao

21 September 2017 | Education, Community

Mr Shaun Lim, a fourth-year student from NUS Faculty of Law, signed up for the Student Representatives Programme, established by the NUS Pro Bono Office and State Courts in 2016. Mr Lim has since fulfilled more than 160 pro bono hours, exceeding the basic requirements of 20 hours.

Lianhe Zaobao

20 September 2017 | Education, Research

Dr Siti Zarina Zainul Rahim of the Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering was awarded the first prize at the Falling Walls Lab Singapore 2017 for her project on the use of a group of chemicals to reverse antibiotic resistance. The event also featured the Folks Kitchenware by NUS industrial design graduate Mr Kevin Chiam Yong Sheng, which comprise cooking tools for visually impaired people.

The New Paper

20 September 2017 | Research, General News

National Parks Board (NParks) built two therapeutic gardens at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and Tiong Bahru Park after adopting suggestions made by Prof Kua Ee Heok from the Dept of Psychological Medicine at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. The project came about from a study last year by NUHS and NParks led by Prof Kua on the health benefits of therapeutic gardens for the elderly.

Lianhe Zaobao

19 September 2017 | Education, General News

Renowned local batik artist Mr Sakarsi Said is staging his latest batik art exhibition titled “Always Moving” till 31 December 2017, in collaboration with the NUS Museum. Ms Diyanah Nasuha Omar Bahari, final-year NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences undergraduate, who is a student curator under the NUS Museum Internship Programme, had the opportunity to work closely with Mr Sakarsi on the exhibition.

Suria News, The Straits Times, Berita Harian

19 September 2017 | General News

Ms Nguyen Thu Thao, Ms Seow Jie Xi, Ms Michelle Sin Hui Ping and Ms Drusilla Yap Wan Hui from NUS Business School wrote about the growth of Indoguna Singapore which begun in 1993 as a purveyor of premium meats to hotels and restaurants, but has gone beyond B2B to now also reach out to the consumer market through its online e-commerce platform.

The Business Times

19 September 2017 | General News

Prof Khong Yuen Foong, Li Ka Shing Professor in Political Science from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS shared three possible scenarios of how South-east Asia’s strategic order would look like if the US were to withdraw militarily from Asia. He also highlighted that in return for opportunities to grow with China, South-east Asia would likely accept China’s leadership and accommodate its key strategic interests.


19 September 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS noted that the world is now paying keen attention to personnel changes within China's senior political leadership in the lead-up to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Lianhe Zaobao