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Monday, July 22, 2013

Israel, Singapore launch joint PhD program

 Hebrew University Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson. Strengthening academic ties  Photo: Gil Yohanan

Hebrew University Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson. Strengthening academic ties Photo: Gil Yohanan

National University of Singapore, Hebrew University of Jerusalem to promote training, research in biomedical science starting this August

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem are launching a Joint Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree program in biomedical science beginning in August.
Prof. Tan Eng Chye, deputy president (academic affairs) and provost at the National University of Singapore, and Hebrew University Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson signed the joint degree agreement at NUS, in the presence of Ambassador of Israel to Singapore Amira Arnon and 30 invited guests.
The new joint PhD program is a collaboration between the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and the Faculty of Science at NUS, with the Hebrew University Faculties of Medicine and Science. Students enrolled in the program will divide their time between both campuses in Singapore and Jerusalem, spending a minimum of nine months at each institution.
Two NUS students have already been selected for the inaugural intake and they will begin their program in the new academic year starting this August.
NUS President Prof. Tan Chorh Chuan said, “We are excited to further deepen our ties with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem through this new joint PhD program. The Hebrew University is highly respected internationally for its outstanding scientific research and its application.
“As the program leverages on the complementary academic strengths of our two institutions, I am confident that it will offer a unique and world-class learning experience for our students and an excellent platform for our faculty to drive for even higher levels of excellence.
“This partnership also opens up more opportunities for researchers and students from both our universities to break new ground in biomedical science.”