SINGAPORE: Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam has been honoured for his contributions to research and education.
He was inducted into the Lindau Foundation Honorary Senate at the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany.
Dr Tan’s induction will help to further increase Singapore’s visibility as a global research and development hub.
He is only the third Asian to be inducted into the Senate.
And he now joins a list of eminent personalities as ambassadors of the Foundation’s work worldwide.
Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Tan called for more collaboration in research to tackle emerging global challenges.
"The future of research lies in international and multi—disciplinary collaborations. Scientific communities and academia must work together with one another and with industries and governments through partnerships spanning across countries and disciplines."
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