18 December 2018 | General News

Professor Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS discussed how the bureaucracy of China has a dual responsibility: one to the powers above them and the other to the people whom they rule. He also shared his views on how these responsibilities should be discharged for peace and stability in China.

Lianhe Zaobao

17 December 2018 | Research

A Singapore study by Duke-NUS Medical School tracked 40,000 people over an average of 12.7 years and found that both insufficient and excessive sleep increased a person’s risk of death, especially from heart attacks and stroke. This refers to people who usually slept less than five hours or more than nine hours a night.

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15 December 2018 | Education

36 students have graduated from the second batch of the three-month National Collaborative Prescribing Programme on 14 December 2018, bringing the total number of graduates to 74 since its inaugural cohort in July 2018. The programme is co-hosted by Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies and Dept of Pharmacy at NUS Faculty of Science.

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15 December 2018 | General News

Prof Tommy Koh, Chairman of the Centre for International Law at NUS Faculty of Law and Rector of Tembusu College at NUS, opined that the United Nations and Asean are natural partners and both have mutually supportive roles in promoting global peace and a rules-based international order.

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14 December 2018 | General News

Dr Yu Hong, Senior Research Fellow from East Asian Institute at NUS examined the plan for China's Hainan province to become a free trade port and what the project can learn from Singapore's experience.

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13 December 2018 | Research

A new study by NUS Business School showed that paying for purchases via a QR code has quickly gained traction among consumers in Singapore, and this has largely benefited small merchants. The study found that the amount and number of PayLah transactions jumped after DBS Bank added this mode of cashless transaction in April 2017.

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13 December 2018 | Research

Dr Zhang Weina, Senior Lecturer from the Dept of Finance at NUS Business School, discussed the findings of two NUS Business School studies on the value that corporate social responsibility can bring to a company’s bottom-line. 

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11 December 2018 | General News

NUS Business School students Lau Zheng Fong, Loo Jia Yi Clarissa, Low Jie Ying and Tan Shi Ying discussed Lintec Concrete Technologies’s plans for the future. They noted that on top of its plans to expand overseas, Lintec also believes in constant innovation to stay relevant, and that it is in the midst of expanding its product range so as to boost further growth.

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11 December 2018 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, discussed the ‘Tocqueville Trap’, where those who have successfully carried out a revolution are themselves removed through a revolution, and whether China is at risk of facing such a fate if it fails to continue to carry out reforms.

Lianhe Zaobao

08 December 2018 | General News

Prof Andrew K Rose, Dean-designate of NUS Business School shared that his recent study on the concept of “soft power” found that President Trump’s toxic approach to economic policy has actually caused a significant hit to US exports. He opined that soft power is powerful as it influences both international trade and, through its impact on key political relationships, global security.

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