Academic Research

The Academic Research Division (ARD) formulates, implements and reviews academic research and research manpower policies and funding under the RIE Masterplan for the universities, polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education. ARD also reviews the progress and performance of the Research Centres of Excellence and administers research funds, including the MOE Academic Research Fund and the Research Scholarship Block. It also formulates policies pertaining to social science and humanities research, and constitutes the secretariats for the Academic Research Council and the Social Science Research Council.

  • Ms. Melissa Khoo
    Deputy Secretary
    Policy Wing
  • Mr. Ong Tze-Ch'in
    Coordinating Divisional Director
    Higher Education Group
    • Mr. Godwin Tang
      Senior Deputy Director
      Academic Research Division