NUS will establish its first PhD prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research thanks to a generous gift from the World Future Foundation Limited. The Foundation is a Singapore registered charity foundation committed to the building of green communities and R&D of new technology in the area of conservation and environmental protection.
The University will bestow the award on up to five PhD theses related to the environment and sustainability in 2010. Called the World Future Foundation PhD Prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research, successful candidates will be selected based on several criteria, including originality and the economic and societal relevance of their research.
Dr Feng Lun, Founder and Chairman of the Foundation and Chairman of the Beijing Vantone Industrial Co Ltd was at NUS for a signing ceremony hosted by Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor, Barry Halliwell. Dr Feng Lun said: “Globalisation is bringing countries closer together and it is increasingly relevant to place environment and sustainability at the forefront of research and innovation. I am pleased that the World Future Foundation is contributing to NUS’ excellence in research and engineering by providing unique opportunities for recognising bright young students aspiring to make a meaningful change to our world.”