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About Singapore

When Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore, was awarded the King Charles II Medal in 2014, then President of the Royal Society Dr Paul Nurse noted "Singapore has proved to be one of the success stories of global science and innovation and it is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading nations in science and mathematics education."

The Commonwealth Science Conference 2017 is co-hosted by the National Research Foundation (NRF), a department within the Prime Minister's Office. 

The NRF sets the national direction for research, innovation and enterprise (RIE) in Singapore. It seeks to invest in science, technology and engineering, build up the technological capacity of Singapore's companies, encourage innovation by industry to exploit new opportunities that drive economic growth, and facilitate public-private partnerships to address national challenges.

Things to do in Singapore

The NRF are organising site visits for Commonwealth Science delegates before and after the conference. Find out more about site visits (PDF) and please contact

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