Every July, GLS serves as the Asia Grand Finals for the competition element of Global Leadership Link (GLL). Since its inception in 2014, the GLS platform has seen more than 1000 students presenting their research projects to industry experts and fellow participants. The GLS is a nurturing and encouraging environment for youths to exhibit their talents and innovate, injecting fresh and novel ideas.

During the 2-day conference, participants will showcase their research projects on either Science or Global Issues. Participants can decide between the oral presentation or poster presentation category. The best presented team from the oral category will receive a sponsored trip to Japan, to take part in our sister event – Tsukuba Science Edge.

In 2019, this high-level conference will be conducted in collaboration with two of Asia’s top universities – National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), as well as cutting-edge research and scientific institutions including the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Science Centre Singapore. Top researchers and professors from these institutions will be invited to GLS to provide personalized feedback on the participants’ research projects, to push their boundaries of knowledge and critical thinking.

This opportunity to interact with professors during the competition and networking dinner would also be invaluable to students who wish to gain an insight on campus life in NUS and NTU. To enrich this experience, students will also be chaperoned on campus tours around these two universities, conducted by the university’s students and alumni.


DAY 3 – 26 JULY 2019

Campus Life Immersion
Orientation activities and campus exploration with fellow Japanese participants, facilitated by NTU undergraduates who will share their valuable experience on campus life.

Research In Action
Preparation for research project competition:Rehearsal for oral presentation and poster set-up

Our Community
Networking dinner with participants


DAY 4 – 27 JULY 2019

Opening Ceremony of Global Link Singapore

Present With Passion 
Three modes of presentation: Oral, Booth and Poster for more details on each of the category, refer to our website)

Celebrating Excellence
Award ceremony – all participants will receive a certificate of participation, trophies to be won for each category. The best overall presentation will get an exclusive sponsored invitation to our sister event in Japan, Tsukuba Science Edge 2020.

Farewell Gala Dinner of Global Link Singapore


Information on the competition (Day 4)

Each group of participants are expected to prepare a 10-minute presentation and 5-minute Q&A. Participants can choose to take part in the Oral presentation, Booth Oral presentation and Poster presentation. For participants who wish to be considered for both Oral and Poster, please indicate in the abstract form template.
The overall winner from Global Link Singapore will receive a sponsored trip to Japan in March 2020 to take part in our sister event, Tsukuba Science Edge!

Oral presentation:
A total of 4 teams from Global Issues category and 10 teams from Science category will be chosen. Selected teams for Oral presentation are expected to deliver the presentation in front of a panel of judges with at least an audience of 200 people.

Booth Oral presentation:
18 teams from Global Issues category and Science category will be selected to present in a seminar room to a judge.

Poster presentation:
There will be 80 to 100 posters expected. Judges will visit your poster panel and participants are to conduct the presentation to the judge and any other interested audience.

Preparation for participants

Step 1: Form a team of 3-5 (recommended)
Step 2: Decide on an interest area in Global Issues or Sciences.
Step 3: Register for the event by 30 April 2019.
Step 4: Conduct your research (should you need assistance we offer Project Work MasterClass)
Step 5: Prepare a project abstract (template for abstract will be sent upon sign-up)
Step 6: Submit your project abstract by 10 May 2019 and decide on mode of presentation.
Step 7: Upload a 3-minute introductory video to Facebook WorkPlace by 17 May 2019.
Step 8: Prepare for your presentation according to the guidelines sent and get ready for Global Link Singapore!


Past Global Link Singapore winners

2018 Winners

Global Issues

Best presentation award: Summit Education (Vietnam)
Special award: Gokase Secondary School (Japan)
Poster 1st Prize: Pak Kau College
Poster 2nd Prize: Kosei Gakuen Girls’ Junior and Senior High School (Japan)
Poster 3rd Prize: Konan Senior High School (Japan)



Science & Mathematics

Best presentation award: Philippine Science High School – Southern Mindanao Campus (Philippine)
Futuristic award: Mahidol Wittayanusorn School (Thailand)
Innovative award: Rikkyo Ikebukuro Senior High School (Japan)
Poster 1st Prize: National Junior College (Singapore)
Poster 2nd Prize: Mahidol Wittayanusorn School (Thailand)
Poster 3rd Prize: Junten High School (Japan)

2017 Winners

Global Issues

Best presentation award: Akita Minami High School  (Japan)
Special award: Summit Education (Vietnam)
Poster 1st Prize: Yokohama Science Frontier High School (Japan)
Poster 2nd Prize: SAPPORO NIHON UNIVERSITY Senior High School (Japan)
Poster 3rd Prize: Hanoi Amsterdam High School for the Gifted  (Vietnam)

Science & Mathematics

Best presentation award: Bansud National High School-Mimaropa Regional Science High School (Philippine)
Futuristic award: Bangkok Christian College (Thailand)
Innovative award: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO Secondary School attached to the Faculty of Education (Japan)
Poster 1st Prize: Princess Chulabhorn Science High School Buriram(Thailand)
Poster 2nd Prize: National Institute of Technology, Yonago College
(Japan)
Poster 3rd Prize: Bansud National High School-Mimaropa Regional Science High School (Philippine)