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2022
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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