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2023
07
February
2023
| 12:00 Asia/Singapore
| By Associate Professor Simon Poh | We are continuously living in a “VUCA” world that is fraught with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. The events that unfolded in the last three years, including the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ukraine w...
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27
January
2023
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
| By Associate Professor Benjamin Tee|The engines of innovation in vaccine manufacturing, healthcare diagnostics and pharmaceuticals have propelled economies out of the COVID-19 healthcare crisis.Nearly simultaneously, digital technologies swiftly fi...
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13
January
2023
| 17:08 Asia/Singapore
| By Associate Professor Jeremy Lim, Dr Bryan Chow and Dr Anne Goei |Last year, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in a speech on global geopolitics popularised the German word 'zeitenwende', which refers to a 'turning point' and time for change.The COVID...
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09
January
2023
| 09:00 Asia/Singapore
Dolphins are capable of many different forms of vocalisations. “It’s like listening to a foreign language,” said Dr Matthias Hoffmann-Kuhnt, a senior research fellow from the Acoustic Research Laboratory at the NUS Tropical Marine Science Institute.D...
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2022
27
December
2022
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
| By Professor Prakash Kumar |More than 60 per cent of the world population will live in urban areas by 2050 and many of the large cities are in Asia. Rapid urbanisation is an inevitable part of societal evolution and this is accompanied by an unprec...
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15
December
2022
| 16:09 Asia/Singapore
Oceanic and coastal ecosystems, such as seagrass meadows and mangroves, are rich stores of carbon, but more research is needed before these habitats can start to supply carbon credits to global carbon markets. Current gaps in knowledge include unders...
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07
December
2022
| 08:00 Asia/Singapore
A global deal to protect nature and the benefits it provides to people will be negotiated during the United Nations COP15 biodiversity conference that begins today (Dec 7) in Montreal, with a key target of the new biodiversity framework calling for a...
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02
December
2022
| 10:30 Asia/Singapore
Nature conservation is key in the global effort to tackle climate change, given the ability of many natural habitats to draw down the amount of planet-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and reduce the impacts of climate change on communities. ...
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24
November
2022
| 14:24 Asia/Singapore
Today is Evolution day – a day commemorating the publication of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species on 24 November 1859. Darwin’s seminal work is now considered the most influential book of science in history and has inspired countless new disciplines...
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03
November
2022
| 14:24 Asia/Singapore
Three days after Singapore announced ambitious plans to hit net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a panel of experts discussed key climate change issues ahead of the United Nations 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27).Singapore’s updated clima...
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15
October
2022
| 09:05 Asia/Singapore
The mask mandate was imposed in Singapore since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. It was not until late August 2022 when mask-wearing is no longer required in most indoor settings. Despite the easing of the mask mandate, many are still...
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06
October
2022
| 09:22 Asia/Singapore
The medicinal and recreational consumption of cannabis is increasingly becoming legalised in many countries across the world. Against this shift is the growing issue of “synthetic cannabis”, which is known to sneak past law enforcement and go undetec...
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22
September
2022
| 14:01 Asia/Singapore
The release of the Healthier SG white paper on 21 September 2022 is one of Singapore’s biggest healthcare reforms since 1993. Key features of the Healthier SG strategy outline how the Singapore government plans to shift the focus of the health system...
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26
August
2022
| 11:00 Asia/Singapore
In recent years, Singapore has ranked high in global talent competitiveness with many conducive factors that provide opportunities for global talents to continue contributing their skills to the local workforce. Despite having a competitive edge, the...
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22
August
2022
| 15:26 Asia/Singapore
Back-to-back Incidents involving structural faults in shopping malls are a cause for concern, especially for the safety of patrons and workers. Associate Professor Daniel Wong Hwee Boon and Associate Professor Gabriel Kor Meng Chiat from the Departme...
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05
August
2022
| 09:00 Asia/Singapore
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide, and governments across the world envisioning a tobacco-free future are implementing tighter measures to either increase the minimum legal age of smoking or reduce the number of available pu...
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02
August
2022
| 15:23 Asia/Singapore
With Singapore’s ageing population, it is common to see individuals becoming caregivers for elderly relatives. To provide quality care for the elderly, Professor Andra B. Maier, Oon Chiew Seng Professor in Medicine and co-director at the NUS Centre f...
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26
July
2022
| 10:52 Asia/Singapore
July 26 has been adopted by the United Nations as the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem. Associate Professor Daniel Friess from NUS Department of Geography, who is also Deputy Director of the NUS Centre for Nature-based...
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21
July
2022
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
The spate of workplace fatalities this year has caught nationwide attention and left many searching for the reasons behind this concerning trend. Assistant Professor Loh Tzu Yang from the NUS College of Design and Engineering opines that all of us ha...
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06
June
2022
| 17:26 Asia/Singapore
After two harrowing years that saw millions of deaths and unprecedented lockdowns, the world is slowly recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. But the next global healthcare crisis could be around the corner.This was the warning issued by Malaysia’s H...
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01
April
2022
| 09:38 Asia/Singapore
People in Southeast Asia are breathing some of the most polluted air in the world. A 2020 study ranked Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar in the world’s top 20 countries for air pollution, based on average PM2.5 concentration. Beyond our baseline air po...
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11
March
2022
| 13:00 Asia/Singapore
 | By Associate Professor Ho Han Kiat | At the peak of the pandemic in 2020, NUS joined hands with the Multi-Ministry Taskforce to tackle an unprecedented challenge for Singapore: how do we create sufficient recovery facilities for the tens of thousa...
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10
March
2022
| 10:32 Asia/Singapore
The Budget announcement that Singapore’s carbon price will increase from the current $5 to $50-$80 per tonne of emissions by 2030 is a welcome move. Such bold leadership contrasts with many countries that are slow to realise that we need to stop trea...
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09
March
2022
| 09:05 Asia/Singapore
The current conflict between Russia and Ukraine has resulted in uncertainties and instabilities in the global oil and gas markets. Soon after Western nations imposed more sanctions on Russia, oil prices soared and the energy and commodity markets wen...
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21
February
2022
| 11:37 Asia/Singapore
 | By Associate Professor Simon Poh | Singapore’s tax regime continues to evolve while striving to be simple, fair, progressive and yet sustainable, taking into account both international and local developments, particularly structural changes in soc...
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10
February
2022
| 09:19 Asia/Singapore
| By Professor Paul Tambyah and Assistant Professor Lionel Lum | COVID-19, the third coronavirus outbreak in the past 2 decades after SARS and MERS, has severely tested the global healthcare infrastructure over the past two years and Singapore has no...
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24
January
2022
| 11:24 Asia/Singapore
 | By Associate Professor Tan Ern Ser |During my younger days, I used to hear seniors saying that once their children had “started working”, they would be able to ease up on their responsibilities as they could then depend on their children’s financi...
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14
January
2022
| 14:10 Asia/Singapore
With the Chinese New Year around the corner, NUS Business School’s Prof Lawrence Loh and Ms Yvonne Yock suggest that tradition and technology can go hand in hand and makes a case for Singaporeans to factor in sustainability when it comes to festive e...
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13
January
2022
| 16:07 Asia/Singapore
| By Professor Freddy Boey |If 2021 was the year we came to the realisation that COVID-19 was likely to be endemic, we can look forward to 2022 as the year we will continue to make strides towards COVID resilience and better adjust to this “New Norma...
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2021
27
December
2021
| 10:52 Asia/Singapore
| By Professor Danny Quah |Before the pandemic ends is when we need to debate how the world should look afterwards. Many “build back better” proposals are in circulation. In studying them, we need to focus on two ideas: first, resilience; second, soc...
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