Category Archives: SCIENCE

France Excellence Programme

France is the second top destination in Europe for students from Singapore wishing to pursue a higher education, with around 500 new students arriving every year. Singapore is also the leading destination for French investment in South-East Asia, with more than 750 French companies based in the city-state. In the context of the France-Singapore Year […]

Applications Opening for “Frontiers in Chemistry” Master’s Degree – University of Paris

Sorbonne Paris Cité Master’s program in Chemistry results from the partnership between Paris Diderot and Paris Descartes Universities. The molecular Chemistry towards Life’ sciences developed at Paris Descartes answers to the physical chemistry oriented towards nanoscience, surfaces and energy developed at Paris Diderot. The Master’s program is supported by high-level research laboratories with international reputation […]

Ouverture des Candidatures pour l’École d’été internationale de physique des plasmas – Quy Nhon – Vietnam – Juillet 2019

Applications are now opened for the first International Plasma Physics Summer School in Quy Nhon – VIETNAM – 1-6 July, 2019 Plasma physics is essential to understanding a huge variety of phenomena, occurring both in nature and in man-made devices. It also provides the theoritical fundation for a wide range of key industrial applications. The […]

Université Sorbonne Paris Cité/National University of Singapore – Call for proposals 2019

As part of a cooperation launched in 2013, the Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) co-fund three calls for proposals to promote new scientific and academic collaborations between Europe and South East Asia. These calls have enabled to start 45 research and / or teaching collaborations between NUS and […]

The 2018 PHC Merlion call for proposals is now OPEN from 30th June to 15th September!


This is already the 13th annual call since the launch of the Merlion Program. Nearly 200 bilateral collaboration projects have been funded since inception. The PHC Merlion Program is a joint French-Singaporean collaboration, managed by the Institut Français de Singapour, in partnership with Singaporean institutions to encourage and support new scientific research development between French […]

Call for applications : Week of International Scientific Young Talents!

Apply before 25th of July!   The Embassy of France in Singapore is launching a call for applications for the “Week of International Scientific Young Talents” organized in Paris from December 1st to December 7th, 2018. The Week of International Scientific Young Talents is a mobility program proposed by Universcience Paris, French public institution with […]


IFS-sciences-article-headers_MERLION 10 YEARS

The «MERLION» is a joint programme for franco-singaporean scientific collaboration. Launched and managed by the Science Section of the French Embassy in Singapore, the programme initiates and encourages scientific exchanges between laboratories in both countries through the funding of researcher mobility. Since its creation, «MERLION» has funded nearly 200 projects. The «MERLION» programme – supporting […]


Director of Research at the CNRS, Christian Miniatura is the head of MajuLab, a joint Franco-Singaporean Mixed International Unit research laboratory. He is a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and at the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) of the Nanyang Technological University […]


IFS-sciences-article-headers_Interview Mounir Mokhtari-1

Director of the Franco-Singaporean laboratory IPAL (Image & Pervasive Access Lab), Professor Mounir Mokhtari leads a research in the field of human-assistance technologies; the project “City4age” defines a model of a smart city adapted to the assistance of the frail and dependent elderly, that improves their quality of daily living and facilitates the action of […]


IFS-sciences-article-headers_Interview Ning Yan-1

Green chemistry is the design of new environmentally friendly chemical processes.  It is a high stakes area of which catalysis, which makes chemical transformations more efficient and less energy-consuming, is one of the pillars. Thanks to the franco-singaporean scientific cooperation programme MERLION, Dr Ning Yan, heads the Lab for Green Catalysis in the Department of […]