Royal Institution Pte Ltd (200307961C) (RI) was incorporated in 2003 and registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA) - formerly known as the Registry of Companies and Businesses of Singapore (ROC or RCB).
Royal Institution, Singapore (RI) is a global, multidisciplinary, professional membership and accrediting institution that aims to level the playing field and be the premier platform for smarter and more effective global networking, connecting education, business, commerce and industries and facilitating collaboration, innovation and perpetual learning for more opportunities, benefits, privileges, global recognition and status.
Royal Institution, together with its more than 222 constituent Royal Institutes, creates boundless opportunities for its members to participate in RI global seminars, congresses, conferences and present and publish research papers in RI International Research Journals of Singapore worldwide.
RI recognises the talents and the achievements of academicians, architects, artists, businessmen, chief compliance officers, chief executive officers, chief financial officers, dentists, diplomats, doctors, educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, graduates, hoteliers, innovators, intellectuals, inventors, lawyers, leaders, legal advocates, linguists, nurses, paralegals, philanthropists, pioneers, planners, professionals, researchers, scientists, students, surgeons, therapists, and all individuals who deserve recognition. RI confers on its members a globally recognised status.
Royal Institution is guided and directed by a Governing Council, supported by an International Advisory Council, and assisted by Honorary Boards which comprise of members, all of whom have extensive professional experience, doctoral and/or post doctoral qualifications. Royal Institution currently has a regional office in the Philippines and liaison officers in Australia, Canada, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Republic of Maldives, People’s Republic of China, United Kingdom and United States of America.
Communication and networking are available online through the Royal Institution’s website www.ri2020.com and www.royalinstitution.com.
RI was envisioned by the well established multi-disciplinary Advanced Technology and Solutions (ATS) Group of companies which was established in 1969.
ATS Group’s activities include professional Architectural, Engineering, Development and Management Consultancy services, Industrial projects, Real Estate Development and Investment, Construction, Research and Development of Information Technology (IT), computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering, software technology transfer, Human Resource Development, Skills Training, Education and International Trade.
ATS Group, comprising both old and new economy companies, has more than 48 years of experience in real world brick-and-mortar operations and the latest technologies. With an outstanding track record of achievements, innovations, awards and honours from governments, educational organizations and the private sector, ATS Group has made its presence felt in multiple industries. These led to the establishment of Royal Institution and its more than 222 Professional Royal Institutes in Singapore and in the Philippines.
FOUNDER - LATE ANG THIAN HIN, MARTIN, DATU, ER, PROF, DR
The late Datu ER Professor Dr. Ang Thian Hin, a Singaporean, started his career as a civil / structural engineering apprentice. Determined to improve himself, he attended a 5 year part-time course at Singapore Polytechnic and graduated with a Technician Civil Engineering Diploma. He was immediately promoted to Civil / Structural Designer.
He gained direct admission into the 2nd year of Bachelor of Civil Engineering at the Central London Polytechnic (now known as University of East London), obtained a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and received another promotion as Civil / Structural Engineer.
Dr Ang continued his quest for knowledge and completed his Masters Degree in Civil / Structural Engineering, followed by Doctor of Philosophy in Impact Engineering at Sheffield University, United Kingdom.
While studying in the UK, he returned to contribute to ATS & P during every school vacation and gained a wealth of work experience.
He is the first ATS & P scholar to successfully complete the full cycle of diploma, bachelor, masters to doctor of philosophy degrees.
He also passed the professional examination of the Institute of Structural Engineers UK and was duly registered as a Chartered Engineer with the Council of Engineers UK and the Professional Engineers Board of Singapore.
The late Datu ER Professor Dr. Ang Thian Hin was never discouraged by his humble beginnings but strived to be the best he could be. Having benefited from the ATS & P scholarship program, he made full use of his local and overseas education experience and founded the Royal Institution. He wanted to share his experience and knowledge and to provide special counseling, assistance, solutions and career guidance to students from developing countries, especially those who wish to explore affordable higher education, employment, business and networking opportunities in other countries.
Despite a long hectic 16-hour work schedule every day of the week as Managing Director and subsequently as Consultant of ATS Group of Companies, Dr Ang found time to serve the community and provide student counseling services. He also served in several Management Corporation Strata Title Councils, government educational advisory boards and town councils.
To recognise the achievements, qualifications, talents and skills of all those who deserve recognition and who wants to be distinguished and to continuously provide opportunities to enhance skills, competitive advantage, academic, professional and entrepreneurial status and profiles of RI members.
To be a world class global multidisciplinary professional membership and accrediting institution to level the playing field and be the premier platform for smarter and more effective global networking, connecting education, business, commerce and industries and facilitating collaboration and perpetual learning for more opportunities, benefits, privileges, due recognition, excellence and status.
The main objectives of the Royal Institution and its more than 222 Royal Institutes are as follows:
- Global networking;
- Practicum, internship and employment opportunities;
- Issue membership certificates to qualified or approved persons or companies;
- Promotion and development of information and knowledge for excellence in various professions and skills;
- Knowledge, technology, expertise exchange and complementation;
- Development and promotion of the status, profiles and prestige of its members;
- Recognition of the accomplishments and achievements of its members;
- Accreditation of universities, polytechnics, colleges, institutes, schools and other educational and skills training institutions for membership; and
- Strategic alliances with skills training organizations, educational and professional institutions, academe and professionals, entrepreneurs, innovators, inventors, scientists, achievers, etc.
RI Logo parts
The Stars represent the distinguished members of the Senior Advisory Council, International Advisory Council, Patrons and Honorary Officers.
The big globe surrounded by the stars embodies the international reach of Royal Institution and its membership through networking and collaboration amongst professionals, in the academe and industries. Royal Institution’s goal is to promote its mission and vision globally through knowledge exchange and collaborations.
They represent the Professional Royal Institutes of Royal Institution. The large number of small globes signifies the array of professions, academe and businesses.
The shield in the logo embodies the strength and permanence of Royal Institution. It signifies the organization’s commitment to provide a solid and sustainable platform for the benefits and professional development of its members.
The crown symbolizes the patronage by royalty.
Global Networking & Collaboration
The globe, on top of the crown, represents one of the goals of Royal Institution – global networking and collaboration. Royal Institution aims to facilitate networking amongst professionals, academe and industries all over the world for knowledge and idea exchange and professional development.
Singapore – Philippines
On both sides of the crown (left and right) images are engraved to represent the two regional offices of Royal Institution – Singapore and Philippines.
1)The Merlion, a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, is an icon of Singapore. Its name combines "mer" meaning the sea and "lion". The fish body represents Singapore's origin as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, which means "sea town" in Javanese. The lion head represents Singapore's original name — Singapura — meaning "lion city" or "kotasinga".
2) The sun and 3 stars are symbols present in the Philippine flag. The sun is for unity, freedom and People's Democracy while the three stars symbolize Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
The embossed open book in the centre part of the crown represents knowledge and Royal Institution’s aim to be a platform for global knowledge exchange amongst professionals in the academe and industries for the professional and personal growth of its members.
There are two embossed triangles in the centre part of the crown. According to ancient beliefs, an upright equilateral triangle, with one point at the top and two at the base, represents the male sex and is a solar symbol representing spirit, divinity, fire, life, prosperity and harmony. In contrast, the reversed triangle represents the female sex and is a lunar symbol representing mother earth, water, rain and grace. The two triangles signify the complementary and harmonious relationship internationally and locally amongst professionals in the academe and industries through collaborations and alliances of the members.
The small globes on the centre of the crown represent the liaison offices of Royal Institution: Malaysia, United Kingdom, Australia, Indonesia, United States of America, Canada, and People’s Republic of China.
Floral and swirl
The floral and swirl design on the lower part of the crown represents our environment and the constant change of society. It signifies Royal Institution’s commitment to adapt to the changes of its operating environment and to promote changes for the benefit of society.