RESEARCH IN SINGAPORE
The Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council (RIEC) is the consultative instance which defines the orientations of research. In 2006, the National Research Foundation is launched in order to support the long-term research programmes and coordinates the research of different agencies.
Research policy in Singapore does not have a dedicated Ministry of Research. This role is shared between the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Defence.