WFF to Continue PhD Prize for the Next Five Years


World Future Foundation (WFF) recently decided to continue WFF PhD Prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research for the next five years (2011-2015) and contribute another US$250,000 to both National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

The WFF PhD Prize was launched on Apr. 1st, 2010 aimed at facilitate sustainable development by applying philanthropic concepts, power of wealth and technical means. All candidates were judged on a set of criteria. Upon the preliminary approval of each school, shortlisted dissertations were entered for a second review by the selection panel. The two universities selected 5 winners for each. An award ceremony for the commendation of outstanding research and creative solutions of the winners was held in NUS and NTU respectively on July 13th and 14th, 2010.

The great success of the WFF PhD Prize 2010 had the two universities strongly interested to continually cooperate with WFF. Through a thorough discussion on WFF’s last board meeting, it was agreed that the WFF PhD Prize will continue from 2011 to 2015. Dr. Feng Lun, Chairman of World Future Foundation, recently wrote to the presidents of the two universities, saying, “We hope to develop the prize into long-term cooperation, and further to enhance global research into practices, make a greater contribution to humanity.” Subsequently, Prof Tan Chorh Chuan, the president of NUS and Prof Su Guaning, the president of NTU, wrote back to Chairman Feng Lun to express their sincere thanks for WFF's kind support.

The WFF PhD Prize 2011 was launched on schedule. WFF is in active communications with both NUS and NTU on extending the reach and profile of the Prize.