A*Star seeks external help to gauge its global standing

It puts out tender for full performance review and comparison against international bodies

While Singapore's research and development efforts have been successful, what was once considered excellent may be average today, said A*Star chairman Lim Chuan Poh.
While Singapore's research and development efforts have been successful, what was once considered excellent may be average today, said A*Star chairman Lim Chuan Poh. PHOTO: ST FILE

Singapore's largest public sector research agency is looking for external help to conduct a thorough review of its performance over the past decade, and find out where it stands on the international stage.

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) has called a tender for a company to make comparisons with local and foreign research institutes, identify its top researchers, and analyse its research output and quality.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2018, with the headline 'A*Star seeks external help to gauge its global standing'. Subscribe