A*Star seeks external help to gauge its global standing

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

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

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'. Print Edition | Subscribe