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Hwa Chong Centennial Insights Series Kicks Off at the 11th International Science Youth Forum

23 Jan 2019
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Jointly organized by Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU, Singapore) The 2019 International Science Youth Forum (ISYF 2019) now into its 11th year welcomed 7 distinguished scientists comprising 5 Nobel Laureates, 1 Fields Medallist and 1 Millennium Technology Prize winner to engage 117 students from 39 different schools from across the globe.

Through the Nobel Forum, Master Classes and Dialogue Sessions, participants interacted with these Nobel Laureates and other eminent scientists on the theme of “Science: A Common Language”. As part of the five-day programme, students also visited various industries and FusionWOrld (A*STAR) and participated in hands-on activities at research facilities situated at National University of Singapore (NUS), and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Our guest-of-honour Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, delivered a welcome address at the Forum’s Grand Ceremony on 23 January 2019 at Hwa Chong Institution.

This Ceremony kicked off the Hwa Chong Centennial Insights Series, a series of five lectures cum panel discussion organised as part of Hwa Chong’s year-long Centennial Celebrations. It brings together thought leaders from various sectors across the globe to reflect and lead collective conversations on the future of education and humanity.

Mr Pang Choon How, Principal of Hwa Chong Institution, said, "HCI is privileged to host the first edition of the Hwa Chong Centennial Insights Series through this Nobel Grand Ceremony. We are excited to hear from various thought leaders from research, industry and government as they share with us their perspectives from their rich experiences. I am confident that this Forum will continue to spur passion in science and technology among our students, in the hope that they will contribute towards improving human lives through science and technological breakthroughs".

Sir Tim Hunt (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2001) and Dr Tuomo Suntola (Millennium Technology Prize, 2018) engaged the delegates in this inaugural Centennial Insights Series. The Nobel Grand Ceremony was moderated by our alumnus, Professor Ling San, Provost Vice President (Academic), Nanyang Technological University.

From left to right: Sir Tim Hunt (2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine), Professor Ling San (Ling San, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Nanyang Technological University), Dr. Tuomo Suntola (2018 Millennium Technology Prize)

From left to right: Dr Liew Kian Heng, Vice-Chairman, Board of Governors, Hwa Chong, Ms Sim Ann (Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth), Professor Ling San, Provost Vice President (Academic), Nanyang Technological University

Students sharing their research findings with Sir Tim Hunt (2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine)

Dr. Tuomo Suntola sharing his insights with students

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