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24 February 2020 | Insights

A well thought-through Singapore Budget

The recently-announced Singapore Budget is generous in its outreach to help businesses, employees and households overcome their economic difficulties, while also strategically positioning the country for future challenges. NUS Business Associate Professor Simon Poh analyses the measures that were unveiled.

24 February 2020 | Insights

Outbreaks of diseases make us exaggerate or under-estimate risks

Professor Leonard Lee, Professor Koh Chan Ghee and Dr Catherine Wong from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk at NUS explain that the public should be mindful not to be vectors of misinformation, distrust and anti-social behaviour.

21 February 2020 | Insights

COVID-19: Critical issues in Singapore requiring action

Many experts from NUS are contributing in various ways to strengthen Singapore’s defence against COVID-19. Professor John Eu-Li Wong, Professor Leo Yee Sin and Professor Tan Chorh Chuan share their insights on the issues COVID-19 presents in Singapore, and how they can be overcome.

19 February 2020 | Impact

Time of day affects global brain fluctuations

A multi-disciplinary team from NUS Engineering, NUS Medicine and the N.1 Institute for Health has found that the strength of the brain’s global signal fluctuation decreases as the day progresses. The results highlight the potential effects that time of day have on measures of brain activity.

19 February 2020 | Insights

Looking to 2020: Legal issues posed by the digital economy

High-speed computing poses challenges to existing regulatory models in areas from securities regulation to competition law. Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of NUS Law, explores these issues.

17 February 2020 | Insights

Singapore, we can overcome COVID-19

The COVID-19 situation may seem daunting now but Singapore will eventually overcome it, writes NUS Law Professor Tommy Koh. By sticking together, the country had previously overcome tough times such as the Second World War, the shock of independence, and SARS.

In Focus


NUS scientists work on COVID-19 vaccine trial and rapid test kits
NUS researcher recognised as one of 15 rising talents worldwide
Looking to 2020: Seven things to expect from the Singapore Budget
Stay-at-home fathers on the rise
Hot and humid weather may end COVID-19
Coral nurseries help to conserve marine species