SINGAPORE: Another shot in the arm for research

Two more research centres will be established in Singapore, focusing on areas such as electric vehicles and biomedical science, writes Lester Kok for AsiaOne. They are the two newest additions to the National Research Foundation's Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (Create) programme, bringing the total number of centres to five.

One new centre will see the Technical University of Munich collaborate with Nanyang Technological University to focus on electric mobility in megacities. The other centre, set up by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in collaboration with the National University of Singapore, will be starting a research programme on cellular and molecular mechanisms of common inflammatory diseases in Asia such as asthma.

Speaking at a press conference last week, foundation chairman Dr Tony Tan said the addition of the two institutions would add to a growing list of top global universities carrying out research in Singapore, and their presence would help keep Singapore on track to becoming a vibrant centre for research and technology.
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