A new partnership has been constituted between the University of Dundee and the National University of Singapore permitting students to share their time between them both and earning a degree from both as well. Educational collaborations and student exchanges between the two universities is what this partnership is aiming at, as both universities are globally accredited in the field of life sciences, as they offer outstanding teaching and student experience, and that is the reason behind the new jointly-offered Bachelor of Science degree programme.
The University of Singapore is one of the top universities in Asia and is ranked No.15 in the QS World Rankings 2018 and the University of Dundee is one of only 12 in the UK holding a Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017.
Each year, 20 students are expected to be moving between the UK and Asia, as half will start their degrees in Singapore and move to Scotland for the last two years of their four-year programme and those starting in Dundee will spend their later stages at Singapore. These students will surely gain an invaluable international experience and will be exposed to advanced research in their field delivered by world-class researchers.
National University of Singapore president Professor Tan Eng Chye said: “The National University of Singapore has had a longstanding student exchange collaboration with the University of Dundee since 2011. This new joint degree programme is a natural and significant extension of our friendship with Dundee.
“This unique programme has been carefully designed to equip students with a strong foundation in life sciences while providing them with opportunities to acquire industry-relevant knowledge and skills in drug design and discovery. The aim is to leverage the National University of Singapore’s and Dundee's world-class expertise in life sciences to produce a pipeline of talent for the pharmaceutical sectors in Singapore, the UK and the world.”