Scholarship Award Ceremony 2018
Message from Professor Ng Huck Hui, Executive Director, A*STAR Graduate Academy
My heartfelt congratulations to the 2018 cohort of A*STAR scholars, and a very warm welcome to the A*STAR family!
Always remember that each opportunity, including this scholarship, enables you to transform not only your lives but also the future of our nation.
It is always a time of great excitement when we welcome our newly awarded scholars to the A*STAR family – to the 2018 cohort of A*STAR Scholars, my heartiest congratulations to all of you!
Today, you have taken a step closer to an exciting career in research, innovation, and enterprise. For some of you, this moment marks the beginning of your journey as undergraduates; for others, it is a continuation towards graduate or post-graduate studies. Always remember that each opportunity, including this scholarship, enables you to transform not only your lives but also the future of our nation. Amidst relentless disruptive technological advancements and various challenges on the global scale, Singapore continues in its commitment towards R&D and innovation as a key strategy to stay relevant and Future-ready. The Singapore of today and tomorrow needs every one of you, the next generation of Singaporean’s research talent, to play an active role in our pursuit to develop a knowledge-based, innovation-driven Society.
With this, I would encourage each one of you to take charge of this journey of self-discovery and make the most of each opportunity; A*STAR is committed to work with you through this journey. Keep your passion for science and research burning. Stay curious, learn to adapt, keep an open mind, and have the grit to persevere.