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2022
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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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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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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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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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14
December
2021
| 12:39 Asia/Singapore
| By Professor Tommy Koh |The last two years have brought untold pain, sorrow and destruction to the world. With vaccination and other preventive measures, I see light at the end of the tunnel. We need good news to restore our morale. I have therefor...
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24
November
2021
| 09:42 Asia/Singapore
Dr Woo Jun Jie, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, explains the increasingly important role of the financial sector in global efforts to manage future pandemics and climate ch...
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06
November
2021
| 13:11 Asia/Singapore
As Singapore transits to treating Covid-19 as an endemic disease, there is a need to speak frankly about deaths from the disease. In this commentary, Professor Teo Yik Ying, Dean of NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, and Professor Vernon Lee,...
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September
2021
| 09:13 Asia/Singapore
To facilitate growth of digital services, Asean leaders have formulated a series of digital masterplans, action plans and roadmaps, with the latest being the Asean Digital Economic Framework Agreement (DEFA). Dr Xie Taojun, Mr Kevin Chen, and Mr Quah...
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02
September
2021
| 17:07 Asia/Singapore
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to significant economic consequences for Singaporeans, with many losing their jobs and turning to remote and freelance work. With a rising number of them working as delivery riders for food delivery platforms, it ...
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August
2021
| 09:12 Asia/Singapore
Drug delivery plays an important role in the treatment of diseases. Matching a specific drug molecule with the right delivery route optimises therapeutic performance and minimises side effects. Associate Professor Matthias Wacker from NUS Pharmacy br...
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04
August
2021
| 17:13 Asia/Singapore
Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of the NUS Faculty of Law, discussed the competing priorities that governments grapple with to reap the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) while minimising harm. He noted that that effectiveness in regulating AI...
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27
July
2021
| 17:05 Asia/Singapore
Professor Lawrence Loh, Director of the Centre for Governance and Sustainability at NUS Business School, and Ms Yvonne Yock, Research Associate at the Centre, highlighted that while climate change is emerging as a critical concern, the financial impa...
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12
July
2021
| 09:11 Asia/Singapore
Despite government efforts to encourage female participation in information and communication technology (ICT), the latest census data indicate that the proportion of female ICT graduates in Singapore fell from 36 per cent in 2010 to 34 per cent in 2...
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09
July
2021
| 09:05 Asia/Singapore
Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of the NUS Faculty of Law, discussed the challenges of using artificial intelligence within justice systems. He pointed out that while many decisions might be properly handed to machines, the final exercise of discret...
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25
June
2021
| 08:58 Asia/Singapore
Despite fighting the pandemic for over a year, there is the worry that any further relaxation of already strict restrictions will result in a surge of infections that could rapidly escalate. Associate Professor Alex Cook and Associate Professor Hsu L...
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15
June
2021
| 10:21 Asia/Singapore
With more demand for workers trained in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Asst Prof Andy Tay from NUS Engineering draws on his own experiences as a STEM educator, and shares the imperative need to rethink how these subjects are...
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03
June
2021
| 11:37 Asia/Singapore
Associate Professor Eduardo Araral, Co-Director, Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, and Visiting Professor Vinod Thomas opine that it is in Singapore's interest to be a powerful voice for decarbonising the global ...
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17
May
2021
| 17:31 Asia/Singapore
It is a familiar feeling for Singaporeans as the country imposes fresh Coronavirus restrictions amid a fresh wave of community infections. This comes around a year after the Circuit Breaker to curb the spread of the virus at that time.What lies ahead...
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May
2021
| 17:06 Asia/Singapore
Assistant Professor Mary Chong from the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health explained the importance of constantly providing incentives to get kids to eat healthier. She also pointed out that imposing too strict a restriction on less healthy fo...
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21
April
2021
| 09:31 Asia/Singapore
Since it began on 30 December 2020, Singapore’s vaccination programme has continued to make good progress. More than a million doses of vaccine have been administered, with around 40,000 doses now being administered per day. The vaccines were first g...
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16
April
2021
| 15:08 Asia/Singapore
While air purifiers can offer some protection against airborne diseases like COVID-19, relying on these tools as a singular bulwark is insufficient. Associate Professor Ernest Chua from NUS Mechanical Engineering breaks down how these machines work, ...
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