Seen and heard this week
In a commentary published in South China Morning Post on 5 January, Distinguished Professor Ivan Png at NUS Business and NUS Arts and Social Sciences discussed how companies can minimise malpractices by their outsourced suppliers to better safeguard the rights and safety of staff working for these suppliers.
Associate Professor of Practice James Crabtree at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, shared his views in a 6 January The Straits Times opinion piece on why Britain should be allowed to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The Straits Times report on 8 January featured Jerrold Soh, a final year student from NUS Law and NUS Arts and Social Sciences, together with three of his peers, who have created a simulator that can predict the division of assets in a divorce case. The four-man team has since started a company, Lex Quanta, and has plans to extend the simulator’s capabilities to other cases such as traffic accidents, contract and intellectual property disputes. Read more about the innovation here.
Source: National University of Singapore