Seen and heard this week
In an opinion piece published in The Business Times on 23 March, Professor Vivien Lim, Deputy Head of the Department of Management and Organisation at NUS Business School discussed the findings of a recent study on workplace aggression. She explained that by understanding how different forms of workplace aggression can result in specific counterproductive workplace behaviour, companies can develop more targeted interventions to address those situations.
In conjunction with World Tuberculosis Day on 24 March, Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang, Programme Leader of the Antimicrobial Resistance Programme at the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and her collaborator from the University of Western Australia wrote a commentary in TODAY, reflecting on Singapore’s successful approach in eradicating tuberculosis during the post-war pre-independence period. They highlighted that the success was a result of good medical care, collective efforts to improve living conditions and the provision of relief to low-income groups affected by the disease.
Also on 24 March, Dean of NUS Law, Professor Simon Chesterman, shared his views on the future of higher education in a commentary in The Straits Times. He pointed out three key areas in which universities will continue to play an important role — providing stimulating novel questions and answers that the internet cannot offer, implementing technology-enhanced learning to complement traditional classes and promoting lifelong learning.
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