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Timely review of A*Star's work

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

Last month, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) put up a tender notice in search of a firm to help it evaluate its scientific achievements over the past decade.

Among other things, Singapore's largest public sector research agency wanted to identify the research fields in which the largest number of scientific papers were published.

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