WFF PhD Prize 2010 Proceeds Smoothly


World Future Foundation PhD Prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research 2010 is proceeding smoothly.

There are 337 doctoral graduates at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2010. More than 50 of whom are researching environmental and sustainability related subjects. Upon the preliminary approval of each school, 22 theses stood out and entered the next round. With the coordination and arrangement of Prof. Lye Sun Woh, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Office, the selection panel headed by Prof. Ng Wun Jern, Executive Director of NTU Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI), will be ready for the final selection, which is scheduled to be on June 9th. As a member of the four-person committee, Dr Liang Shangyong, Director of WFF, will attend this round of selection.

As for the National University of Singapore (NUS), more than 400 graduates will be conferred PhD degrees this summer. Nominated by their supervisors and selected by their departments' heads and vice deans, 9 theses from the engineering, law, science and design and environment schools have been presented to the review committee. The university authority assured that the 9 nominees are top notch, high quality students.

It is reported that the two universities will select their 5 winning students each at the end of this June, and hold grand awarding ceremonies in July.

The PhD Prize Trophy Design Competition, undertaken by students majoring in industrial design at the School of Design and Environment at NUS, has also almost finished. In total, 33 submissions have been presented for the competition. After the preliminary and the second-round selections, 3 submissions have come to the final round. The creators are making and modifying their models carefully, trying to contribute their best work.