National Research Foundation Singapore *Government


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Foundation: 2006

Mission: The National Research Foundation (NRF) sets the national direction for R&D by:Developing policies, plans and strategies for research, innovation and enterprise;Funding initiatives that strengthen research and scientific capabilities, and achieve economic and national impact;Building up R&D capabilities and capacities through nurturing our people and attracting foreign researchers and scientists; and Coordinating the research agenda of different agencies to transform Singapore into a knowledge-intensive, innovative and entrepreneurial economy. NRF is the secretariat to the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council (RIEC), chaired by the Prime Minister. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Mr Heng Swee Keat is the Chairman of the NRF Board.

Vision: Singapore as a vibrant science & technology hub, with R&D contributing significantly to a knowledge-intensive, innovative and entrepreneurial economy.


Overall percentile


Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatiĆ³n allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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