14 July 2017 | Research

A study by marine biologists from NUS found that a structure which looks like an overturned flower pot, called a reef enhancement unit, could help degraded coral reefs bloom again. The research was led by Mr Lionel Ng, a PhD student from the Dept of Biological Sciences at NUS Faculty of Science, and the team members comprised Adjunct Research Prof Chou Loke Ming and Dr Toh Tai Chong from the Tropical Marine Science Institute at NUS.

The Straits Times

14 July 2017 | Research

Prof Salvatore Albani of Duke-NUS Medical School and his team at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre have uncovered a specific type of immune cells that could be used to predict if a patient will respond to treatment. This group of regulatory T (Treg) cells – a subset of white blood cells that helps regulate the immune system – promotes joint inflammation when there are too many of them.

The Straits Times

14 July 2017 | Entrepreneurship

Assoc Prof Hari Krishna Garg from the Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering discussed the enterprise scene in Singapore and highlighted various local start-ups, including several which were incubated in NUS.

Tabla!

12 July 2017 | General News

Mr James Crabtree of the Lee Kuan Yew of Public Policy at NUS, discussed the high-rise housing developments and urban planning in Singapore, and shared his key takeaways for London.

Channel NewsAsia Online, TODAY

12 July 2017 | General News

Ms Li Wenchao, a PhD student and Asst Prof Yi Junjian, both from the Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, explained the causes and consequences of cross-border marriages.

The Straits Times

12 July 2017 | General News

Dr Sasidaran Gopalan, Research Fellow at the Asia Competitiveness Institute of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS and Prof Ramkishen S Rajan from ESSEC Business School, Singapore discussed what the banking sector of Singapore can do to cope with financial globalisation, cross-border bank deleveraging, and the implications of financial globalisation for Singapore.

The Business Times

12 July 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Wang Jiangyu from NUS Faculty of Law, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies at NUS Law, noted that some observers are worried about the possibility of China replacing the US as the new world leader. However, he opined that China is more interested in becoming a “partner” within international society, which means it might not take on a leadership role similar to that of the US.

Lianhe Zaobao

11 July 2017 | General News

Indian Foreign Secretary Dr S Jaishankar delivered the S.T. Lee Distinguished Lecture of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS on 11 July. Speaking on the theme of India, ASEAN and changing geopolitics, he highlighted that India will deepen its strategic ties with Vietnam and Japan as it continues to build on its Act East policy and sheds its status quo instincts for a more activist line.

Channel NewsAsia Online, TODAY Online, The Straits Times

11 July 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, discussed the rise of artificial intelligence and its impact on society. He opined that it is impossible to resist technological change and hence, adapting accordingly would be the only way forward.

Lianhe Zaobao

10 July 2017 | General News

Dr Chen Gang, Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute at NUS, examined the recent G20 summit in Germany which was met with large-scale demonstrations again. He noted there is a need to re-evaluate the effectiveness of the G20 in promoting globalisation, and that the deeper challenges facing global governance amid the rise of populism must be given due consideration.

Lianhe Zaobao