Kueh Xiu Qing
posted on July 24, 2018 18:13
Minister Ong Ye Kung, the Guest-of-Honour at the A*STAR Scholarship Awards Ceremony 2018, poses with the new batch of PhD and postdoc A*STAR scholars, alongside Chairman A*STAR Mr Lim Chuan Poh, MD A*STAR Dr Raj Thampuran, and Executive Director of the A*STAR Graduate Academy (A*GA) Professor Ng Huck Hui
On 24 July 2018, 112 new A*STAR scholars received their awards at A*STAR’s annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony, graced by Minister for Education, Mr Ong Ye Kung. This year sees the highest number of A*STAR scholarships being awarded since 2015, reflecting the government’s commitment to nurturing a steady pipeline of STEM talent to steer Singapore’s R&D efforts.
In his speech, Minister Ong traced the history of Singapore’s decades of investment in science and technology, and noted that the government’s efforts are finally paying off with the growth of new industries, local companies making their mark overseas, and local university rankings on the rise. Minister Ong also encouraged the scholars in the audience to embrace a multidisciplinary education in order to stay creative and innovative, and to be open to the opportunities afforded by A*STAR scholarships.
For the full transcript of Minister Ong Ye Kung, click here.
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