04 Aug '11, 2pm

S$70 million to boost R&D in Singapore

S$70 million to boost R&D in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Some S$70 million will be pumped into a new postgraduate programme to nurture research, innovation and enterprise talent in Singapore. The Industrial Postgraduate Programme (IPP) is jointly developed by the Education Ministry, the Economic Development Board (EDB) and local universities. Some 200 students will participate in the programme over the next five years. The programme, which starts this month, aims to build a pool of postgraduate manpower with research and development skills and industry experience. Students will undergo training in laboratories of private sector companies. Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said this will foster interaction between academia and industry and provide the graduates with the best of both worlds. Mr Heng also handed out scholarships to 120 aspiring scientists at A*STAR's annual scholarship awards ceremony on Thursday. EDB sa...

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