UofG Singapore makes science great

UofG Singapore makes science great

Issued: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:13:00 BST

The University of Glasgow Singapore played host to colleagues from the home campus for the Science is GREAT reception in Singapore last month, writes Dr Cindy Goh.

Recognised for our strong presence in Singapore, the University was invited to showcase a piece of cutting edge technology at the Science is GREAT reception. The reception was attended by 200 of the most senior scientists in the world, including Nobel Laureate Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society, Sir David King, Permanent Special Representative for Climate Change and key Singapore research stakeholders.

The reception showcased British science strengths and openness to partnership, with representatives from UK industry and Universities - Glasgow, Cambridge, Imperial and Newcastle demonstrating their science. Professor Ravinder Dahiya, Head of the Bendable Electronics & Sensing Tech. (BEST) Group at the School of Engineering, presented his work in affordable smart prosthetics electronic skin.

Smart Prosthetics from Bendable Electronics & Sensing Tech. (BEST) Group.

“This was an excellent opportunity to showcase Glasgow University’s research and its relevance to Asia and the world. Particularly the latest work on Affordable Prosthetics to Bionic Limbs and electronic skin was displayed. Having a base in Singapore provided the opportunity to tap into the industry network established in Singapore and the region,” said Professor Dahiya.