Category Archives: RESEARCH IN SINGAPORE

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 RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND ENTERPRISE COUNCIL

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As Singapore does not have a dedicated Ministry of Research, this role is shared between the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and the Ministry of Education (MOE). The Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) are also involved in research funding but only for their respective fields. For example, the MINDEF has […]

FUNDING AGENCIES

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For academia, research is supported by different agencies. The two most important are Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the National Research Foundation (NRF). A*STAR is not only a funding agency but also play the role of a research operator. Academic research is mainly supported by the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council (RIEC) […]

A*STAR

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In Singapore, public research can be conducted in either one of the institutes of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) or one of the research laboratories in universities or polytechnics. A*STAR institutes A*STAR is the main government agency for applied research. 2,000 international researchers are employed in its 14 institutes, located in Biopolis […]

UNIVERSITIES

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Research laboratories in universities and/or polytechnics The laboratories of the National University of Singapore (NUS) cover a large spectrum of domains from bio-imagery to quantum communication. NUS also have numerous partnerships with other institutions and universities like the A*STAR – Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Neuroscience Research Partnership (NRP). The laboratories of the Nanyang Technological University […]

THE NATIONAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PLANS

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Several 5-year national Science & Technology Plans have been put in place since 1991, to fulfil objectives considered a priority for the country and to enable all stakeholders in the economy to move forward in the same direction. The 6th Plan covers the period 2015–2020. The RIEC wants to encourage the creation of knowledge based […]