Tel Aviv University leaders met with top university and government representatives in Singapore this week to explore potential research collaborations in fields of cybersecurity, AI, aging, climate change, medicine, and more.
The team at Tel Aviv University (TAU) – led by TAU President Professor Ariel Porat – aimed to build off of long-standing relationships with institutions in Singapore and decades-long bilateral relations between Israel and Singapore. Both Israel and Singapore are leading nations in innovation and technology, with extensive collaboration in fields including R&D, arts and culture, and commercial business. The TAU delegation noted that the visit was an important step in the University’s growing focus on academic ties with top global institutions.
“As Israel’s top university for innovation and entrepreneurship, Tel Aviv University sees great potential in augmenting collaborations with institutions in Singapore, which is recognized as a fellow powerhouse in emerging and cutting-edge technologies,” said TAU President Professor Ariel Porat.
Professor Porat visited Singapore to partake in the International Academic Advisory Panel (IAAP) to the Singapore Government on higher education. He was joined by industry leaders and presidents of other leading global universities, including the University of Oxford, McGill University, Australian National University, and the University of Tokyo. The TAU delegation team met with several Singaporean universities and governmental institutions including the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, and the National Research Foundation.
The visit placed a premium on cybersecurity research ahead of TAU’s Cyber Week event, one of Israel’s largest cybersecurity summits. The Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Center at TAU – a key engine of Israeli cybersecurity with over 200 researchers – has overseen collaboration between TAU and Singapore since it was initiated in 2015.
“As the challenges in cyber security continue to intensify, collaboration between countries, sectors, and people are needed to safeguard the systems upon which society relies. As a global player in cyber research, we’ve demonstrated the joint achievements that our teams produce, and we look forward to forging new ways to solve complex cyber security issues with partners in Singapore,” said Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center CSO Dr. Yaniv Harel.