13 November 2019 | Research

A study conducted by researchers from the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) and NUS has shown that children as young as 18 months and below who get their first screen time in front of electronic devices, may experience more disrupted sleep as well as emotional and behavioural difficulties. From 2015 to 2017, they looked at 367 preschool children in Singapore aged two to five years with neurodevelopmental disorders.

TODAY

12 November 2019 | General News

The 4th edition of the South Asian Diaspora Convention (SDAC) organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies at NUS will feature more than 30 of the region’s leading policymakers and business leaders, academics and civil society leaders as speakers. The topic of “Women Empowerment in South Asia” will be discussed for the first time during the convention.

Money 89.3FM, The Straits Times, Tamil Murasu

12 November 2019 | General News

Ms Lee Hsin, a PhD student in Public Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, suggested a bilingual teaching approach at the lower primary (and preschool) level for the teaching and learning of Mandarin, which could also be adopted for other mother tongues in our public-school system.

TODAY

11 November 2019 | General News

The book Building a New Legal Order for the Oceans authored by Prof Tommy Koh, Chairman of the Centre for International Law at NUS, discussed the concepts, tensions and intentions that underlie many of the new legal concepts, and the unique negotiating process of the United Nationals Convention on the Law of the Sea.

CNA, Channel 5 News, Lianhe Zaobao

09 November 2019 | General News

Prof Tommy Koh, Rector of Tembusu College at NUS opined that an affluent society like Singapore can afford to treat its vulnerable workers, such as foreign domestic workers, better.

The Straits Times

08 November 2019 | Research

A first nationwide study of homelessness in Singapore was done by Asst Prof Ng Kok Hoe from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS. The study found that about 1,000 people were sleeping on the street, and that more were found in the older and larger housing estates such as in the city area, Bedok and Kallang.

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08 November 2019 | Research

A study by Duke-NUS Medical School found that eating a diet most similar to a Mediterranean diet that comprises a low intake of animal foods such as red meat, and high intake of white meat such as fish and plant foods such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains was more effective in preventing cognitive impairment among the elderly, than eating a vegetarian diet.

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08 November 2019 | Entrepreneurship

A part-time start-up programme set up by NUS and talent incubator Antler will allow individuals bitten by the entrepreneurship bug to pursue their ventures while keeping their current jobs. NUS and Antler aim to invest in around 30 deep-tech start-ups a year, with an expected intake of more than 60 participants for the pilot programme.

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08 November 2019 | General News

A collection of lectures by Prof Tan Tai Yong, President and Professor of Humanities (History) at Yale-NUS College, on Singapore's evolution over the past 700 years was launched on 8 Nov 2019 at the National Museum. The book, titled “The Idea Of Singapore: Smallness Unconstrained” looked at factors that have shaped the nation.

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08 November 2019 | General News

Ms Melissa Low, Research Fellow from the Energy Studies Institute at NUS and Mr Eric Bea, Research Assistant from the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law at NUS Faculty of Law, discussed roadblocks that have emerged ahead of the upcoming United Nations climate change conference.

The Straits Times Online