01 February 2020 | General News

A selective breeding programme developed by scientists from the Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory at NUS and the Singapore Food Agency has successfully produced a genetically superior Asian sea bass broodstock that not only tastes better and is healthier for consumers, but is also easier for farmers to rear. The research for the selective breeding programme spanned 15 years and was commercialised in 2018.

The Straits Times

01 February 2020 | General News

A US$3 million medical professorship from the Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable & Humanitarian Foundation will enable the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine to drive research, education and innovation in the field of endocrinology.

Lianhe Zaobao

01 February 2020 | General News, Research

Dr Ong Qiyan, Deputy Director (Research) with the Social Service Research Centre at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences noted that the most effective measures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus – such as isolation and prompt medical treatment – have a disparate socioeconomic impact on the most poor and vulnerable members of society. He added that understanding how we can help them make better health decisions is crucial to the successful management of the crisis.

The Straits Times

01 February 2020 | General News

Adjunct Prof Lutfey Siddiqi from the Risk Management Institute at NUS opined that businesses must proportionally invest resources across the firm, and pre-commit to measurable objectives in order to be seen as credible.

The Business Times

30 January 2020 | General News

A new study by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) at NUS found that fathers who stay at home do so for economic and parenting reasons. Twenty-one stay-at-home fathers and nine of their spouses were interviewed to better understand how they perform their roles and draw insights on fatherhood, parenting and household work.

TODAY, CNA, The Straits Times, and more

30 January 2020 | General News

Jonathan Tiong, a fourth-year student from the Dept of Communications and New Media at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences commented that we should not scare ourselves unnecessarily, and refrain from scaring one another about the Wuhan virus.

TODAY

29 January 2020 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the Dept of Accounting, NUS Business School and Member of the Corporate Governance Advisory Committee noted that future revisions of the Code of Corporate Governance will likely continue the increasing focus on broader stakeholders’ interests as well as environmental, social and governance issues, to further promote their integration into corporate strategies and board decision-making.

The Business Times

29 January 2020 | Education, General News

Thirty NUS students were at Xiantao International Big Data Valley in Chongqing for a five-week internship to experience the startup and local culture in China. The internship was part of a collaboration between China and Singapore to provide internship and job opportunities for overseas young talents at the Chongqing Xiantao Big Data Valley and Yubei District.

Lianhe Zaobao

28 January 2020 | Research, General News

According to the NUS Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) released in Jan 2020, the price of non-landed private residences had slightly increased in December 2019. This was an increase of 0.33 per cent, compared to its decline in November 2019. 

8world Online, Capital 95.8FM and Lianhe Zaobao

28 January 2020 | General News

Visiting Prof Vinod Thomas of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS discussed the outlook of climate-related weather disasters in Southeast Asia, noting that a way forward is to strengthen public understanding of the ongoing climate disaster, which could swing public opinion in favour of taking action.

The Business Times