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Mr Lim Chuan Poh, Chairman A*STAR was awarded NUS’ Outstanding Service Award on 14 May 2018 at the annual University Awards. The award honours individuals who have distinguished themselves by their sustained contributions in serving the University and society.

As former Permanent Secretary (Education), Mr Lim oversaw the transformation of publicly funded universities into Autonomous Universities to enable them to reach new peaks of excellence. In his capacity as Chairman of A*STAR, he has continued to work closely with NUS to develop meaningful and impactful collaborations.

Mr Lim said: “I would not be receiving this award if NUS had not succeeded as a result of university autonomy. This award is therefore as much about the success of NUS as it is a recognition of the contribution of everyone who worked on the UAGF (University Autonomy, Governance and Funding Steering Committee). This is the greatest satisfaction.”

Mr Lim steered the launch of various initiatives between NUS and A*STAR including the schemes of A*STAR Academia Pathways. NUS and A*STAR also established research partnerships and joint research units such as the Clinical Imaging Research Centre, Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology, Translational Laboratory in Genetic Medicine, and five joint laboratories between NUS Engineering and A*STAR’s SIMTech.

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