14 November 2017 | Research

A study conducted by Duke-NUS Medical School and KK Hospital between 2011 and 2013 found that age and obesity are the main risk factors for gestational diabetes, rather than ethnicity.

Lianhe Zaobao

14 November 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS analysed the impact of the North Korea nuclear crisis on the US, Japan and Russia. He noted that each of the countries has a different calculation on how the issue will affect its “national interests”.

Lianhe Zaobao

13 November 2017 | Research

NUS scientists were recognised for their achievements at the President’s Science and Technology Awards 2017 which was held on 13 November 2017. Prof Edward Warren Holmes from the Dept of Medicine at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine) was one of two recipients who was awarded the President’s Science and Technology Medal, Singapore’s top scientific honour. Other recipients from NUS include Prof Gan Wee Teck from the Dept of Mathematics at NUS Faculty of Science who was awarded the President’s Science Award, and Dr Li Jingmei, Adjunct Asst Prof from the Dept of Surgery at NUS Medicine, who received the Young Scientist Award.

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13 November 2017 | General News

Prof Michael Frese, Head of Dept of Management and Organisation at NUS Business School, opined that Singapore’s deeply ingrained fear of failure can be overcome and the key is developing a culture of error management through which mistakes become a learning experience and something to be valued. He concluded that a culture of being welcoming and open to mistakes can be compatible with one that values stability and control, and that it is time for a new kind of kiasu mentality to emerge.

The Straits Times

13 November 2017 | General News

Prof Ho Engseng, Director of the Middle East Institute at NUS, discussed the massive crackdown by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on top officials and businessmen in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which is framed as one targeted at corruption, but has also attracted accusations of a power grab by an impatient young royal well known for his shock-and-awe tactics in foreign policy. 

The Straits Times

13 November 2017 | General News

Mr Ryan Ang, from the Centre for Future-ready Graduates at NUS, gave suggestions on how one can achieve work-life balance. He concluded that work-life balance is all about self-management and the reality of the employment market is that job applicants are expected to formulate their own work-life balance equation within the framework of what needs to be done.

Channel NewsAsia Online

13 November 2017 | Research, Community

Assoc Prof Lee Chee Hiang from the Dept of Chinese Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences published a book on the history of Teochew benevolent halls to mark the 75th anniversary of Blue Cross Charitable Institution.

Lianhe Zaobao

13 November 2017 | Education

To boost the talent pool in the burgeoning fintech sector, the NUS School of Computing and NUS Business School have introduced a new specialisation in financial technology and new module on fintech management, respectively. More than 1,100 staff from over 30 financial institutions have also developed fintech-related skills through courses at the NUS Institute of Systems Science in the last three years.

The Business Times

12 November 2017 | General News

Mr Benny Tan of NUS Faculty of Law discussed the possible factors that a court may consider to arrive at its decision for an appropriate punishment for insulting the modesty of a woman or performing an obscene act in public.

Channel NewsAsia Online

12 November 2017 | Education

Mr Imran Kurniawan Salim decided to take up the five-module Infocomm Technology course at the Institute of Systems Science at NUS under the Professional Conversion Programmes as he wanted a stable career. The programme trains mid-careers switchers to become qualified Infocomm Technology professionals.

Berita Minggu