Published 2 July 2012 by Beatrice Lugger

International Get-Together this evening – Singapore partner country

German Signapore flagsThe lunch today was delicious thanks to Singaporean cuisine. This (nearly) proves Tony Tan, the President of Singapor, right. He told us yesterday during the opening ceremony, „the cuisine of Signapor is the best in the world.“ Not only the cuisine. He wants his country to be one of the scientific hot spots of the world. He himself obviously is passionate about science.

This is why he became inducted to the Honorary Senate of the foundation. „Tony Tan serves as a role model far beyond Singapore. His particular devotion to science and education and his dedication to social and charitable initiatives have borne many a valuable fruit. He has embraced the Lindau Mission Education by encouraging and enabling young scientists from Singapore to engage in the Lindau dialogue“, Wolfgang Schürer, Vice-President of the Council and Chairman of the Board of the Foundation Lindau Nobelprizewinners Meetings at Lake Constance said.

This evening Singapore is the host of the International Get-Together of the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. So I am looking forward to excellent food and cultural performances.

Signapore give aways

By the way – there are some nice people from Singapore offering a bag with more informations about Universities, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, the National Research Foundation, career opportunities in Signapore and not at least scientific cooperations of the country – such as e.g. with the MIT. … and … a nice cup for keeping coffee hot or ice tea cold. As a pitty this is made in China, but thanks for the cup anyway! Let’s have a nice evening all together.

Beatrice Lugger

Beatrice Lugger is a science journalist and science social media specialist with a background as a chemist. She is Scientific Director of the National Institute for Science Communication, NaWik – @BLugger is her twitter handle, Quantensprung her own blog.