Croucher Fellows attend research summit in Singapore

16 December 2013

Upon invitation from the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore, the Croucher Foundation has nominated two scholars to attend the Global Young Scientists Summit 2014 (GYSS).

Dr Janet Hung and Dr Kit Man Tsang, both recipients of the Croucher Fellowship in 2012, will be attending the event in January that is set to cover multiple disciplines including chemistry, physics, medicine, computer science, mathematics and engineering.

The five-day summit, which is in its second year of organisation, is themed “Advancing Science, Creating Technologies for a Better World”. It is focused on facilitating the interaction between young researchers from around the world and internationally eminent leaders in science and technology.

According to the NRF, given that both Singapore and Hong Kong face similar land and population constraints, investment in such research and technology is “one pathway to address these national challenges”.

Hong Kong’s “leading institutions pursuing cutting edge science and technology development” then made it a “natural choice” to approach for participants in the summit.

Similarly, Hung has expressed enthusiasm about being part of this bi- and multilateral exchange: “I am very honoured to be given the opportunity to attend the summit in Singapore. I am very excited by the prospect of meeting distinguished scientists from almost all fields of science, and particularly many of whom are legendary heroes of my own field.”