Academics propose setting up agency to support social research

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Lianhe Zaobao

It was reported that academics have expressed support for the suggestion by Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong that the government or the People’s Action Party could set up a committee to review social policies. Academics from the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Professor Brenda Yeoh, Dean; Associate Professor Paulin Straughan, Vice Dean (International Relations and Special Duties); Associate Professor Tan Ern Ser from the Department of Sociology – and Dr Matthew Matthews, Senior Research Fellow from the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, also suggested that the government can set up a national agency dedicated to social issues and to fund related research.

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