The International Science and Technology Honours Competition (ISTHC) is an international research competition for students of Grade 7th to 12th (or equivalent), jointly hosted with the Institute of Arts and Sciences Singapore, a CPE-registered private institution. ISTHC aims to promote young scholars to address the current and future challenges the world is facing and to present their original ideas to tackle those issues with a scientific approach.
ISTHC invites students around the world to submit their research papers and essays. After a careful evaluation by our esteemed judges based on the judging criteria, selected research papers from each Group will be awarded for their excellence.
Institute of Arts & Sciences Singapore
Roy Chan founded the Institute of Arts and Sciences with the goal of providing life-transforming educational opportunities to students not only in Singapore but across the region in Asia as well as further abroad in the US and UK.
Previously, he was a seasoned finance investor and advisor, as well as a successful entrepreneur in the healthcare diagnostics sector.
He is an avid traveler and a photographer.
Roy is proudly Singaporean.
Senior Vice President,
Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Southeast Asia
Daniel is a pharmaceutical executive at Sanofi Pharma in Singapore leading the access strategy for Sanofi’s entire pharma portfolio (7 key franchises) across 15 emerging markets in the Asia region.
Previously, Daniel was based in the US with Sanofi-Genzyme, Pfizer and IQVIA (formerly known as IMS Consulting Group). In these roles, he led the global market access teams in oncology, breast cancer and diabetes.
A native of Indonesia, Daniel grew up in Singapore before migrating to the US.
Daniel studied Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania.
Suan Futt has been a writer, published author and journalist for over 20 years.
During this time, he has worked in various capacities as writer, copy editor and managing editor to a diversity of platforms that include trade journals, websites and magazines covering a broad range of consumer interests, from motoring, entertainment and cuisine to technology, computer games and luxury goods.
He has also authored a series of books on case stories of Singapore crime.
Suan Futt has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Political Science from the National University of Singapore.
The thesis of the paper must be backed up by strong research, judgment, reasoning and logic.
Real World Relevance The paper must address current, real world issues and feature potential solutions that are relevant, applicable and reliable.
The thesis of the paper must feature the author’s original ideas and must have intellectual and scholastic merit.
Submissions that do not follow the Participation Rules, Submission Criteria and ISTHC’s Academic Honesty & Integrity policies will be disqualified.
Awards: Gold / Silver / Bronze / Runners Up
Awarded for all participants
with our esteemed Judging Panel for all participants
In our Annual Magazine*
*Subject to further confirmation and at ISTHC discretion for winning entries
The Institute of Arts and Sciences (IAS) is a CPE registered education institution in Singapore. Established in 2013, IAS seeks to provide education to all who seek intellectual and personal growth to achieve their aspirations in a caring and supportive atmosphere.