New scheme aims to draw top talent to NUS, Singapore

Above: Assistant Professor Benjamin Tee has won awards for his research on "electronic skin" for use in robotics and prosthetic devices. Left: Assistant Professor Joel Goh's work has received considerable media coverage.
Assistant Professor Benjamin Tee has won awards for his research on "electronic skin" for use in robotics and prosthetic devices.PHOTO: NUS
Above: Assistant Professor Benjamin Tee has won awards for his research on "electronic skin" for use in robotics and prosthetic devices. Left: Assistant Professor Joel Goh's work has received considerable media coverage.
Assistant Professor Joel Goh's work has received considerable media coverage.PHOTO: NUS

The new Presidential Young Professorship (PYP) scheme offering million-dollar research funds is designed to enable the university to compete for good academic talent, not to chase rankings, said the National University of Singapore (NUS).

NUS senior deputy president and provost Ho Teck Hua told The Sunday Times the new scheme is designed in view of the international landscape, to ensure that NUS remains competitive in global talent recruitment. "The intent is to close the gap for research grants, to enable top talents to thrive in NUS and Singapore."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 09, 2018, with the headline 'New scheme aims to draw top talent to NUS, Singapore'. Print Edition | Subscribe