19 February 2019 | General News

The NUS’ upcoming maths-themed Arts Festival that is organised from 15 to 23 March 2019 will feature a drama production A Disappearing Number for one night on 15 March. The festival is in its 14th year and past editions have explored topics such as quantum physics and dystopias.

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19 February 2019 | General News

Prof Tommy Koh, Chairman of the Centre of International Law and Rector of Tembusu College at NUS, opined that Singapore women have done well in achieving parity with men but in other parts of the world, the struggle continues. 

The Straits Times

18 February 2019 | General News

Dr Yvette van der Eijk, Senior Research Fellow and Prof Chia Kee Seng from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS pointed out that without branding elements, it is difficult for tobacco companies to establish brand salience in younger generations.

The Straits Times

18 February 2019 | General News

Dr Hue Guan Thye, Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Chinese Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Science, gave a talk titled “From Temasek to Singapore” at a lecture series co-organised by the Goh Loo Club and Tan Kah Kee Foundation. 

Lianhe Zaobao

18 February 2019 | General News

Dr Choo Su Pin, Adjunct Assoc Prof at both the SingHealth Duke-NUS Oncology Academic Clinic Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School and the Dept of Medicine at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, discussed hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of primary liver cancer. Dr Choo is the Chair of the Clinical Trials Steering Committee at the National Cancer Centre Singapore.

The New Paper

13 February 2019 | General News

NUS Chairman and former CEO of Singapore Exchange Mr Hsieh Fu Hua and Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School have been appointed members of the Corporate Governance Advisory Committee by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.  The permanent, industry-led body will be responsible for “levelling up corporate governance standards and practices” in Singapore.

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13 February 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Tan Khee Giap from the Asia Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS and Mr Tan Yan Yi, a Singapore full-time National Serviceman, discussed why a forward looking budget ought to strengthen the foundations for delivering macroeconomic stability, set aside ample financial resources with policy restructuring measures to promote micro-economic efficiency and invest in soft and hard capacity building.

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13 February 2019 | General News

Prof Sumit Agarwal, Low Tuck Kwong Professor at NUS Business School and Professor in the departments of Economics, Finance and Real Estate at NUS shared how the improved payment convenience of mobile wallets would have a real and significant economic impact in driving consumer traffic, consumption and generating beneficial spillover effects that deliver business growth.

The Business Times

12 February 2019 | General News

Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry and Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education, were among the speakers at NUS’ Middle East Institute annual conference on 11 February 2019. Mr Chan said that Singapore and Asean can draw a lesson from the unstable situation in the Middle East – that a region needs to have cohesion if it does not want to be a platform for proxy contests by major powers. Mr Ong shared that small states can thrive best in an orderly environment with clear rules and also highlighted how technology has fundamentally changed politics around the world.

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12 February 2019 | Research

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS talked about how the modern order in Asia was shaped by the maritime efforts of the European colonial powers in the past, with China being powerless to exert much of an influence.

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