Dr Benjamin Seet, DED BMRC (1st from left) and Prof Chris Brink, Vice Chancellor, Newcastle University (3rd from left)
DED BMRC Dr Benjamin Seet and representatives from BMRC, SERC and JCO hosted the 3-member delegation led by Vice Chancellor Professor Chris Brink from Newcastle University during their introductory visit to A*STAR. The delegation was in Singapore to hold discussion with institutes of higher learning (NTU, SIT and Ngee Ann Polytechnic). Prior arriving in Singapore, they had visited Kuala Lumpur and Johore Bahru, Malaysia. Newcastle was interested in the planning and management of science parks as they are planning on constructing one in the City Centre of Newcastle. They were also interested to establish student exchange programmes with A*STAR.