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Home > Press > National University of Singapore and Cambridge to Further Deepen Academic Links through NUS-Cambridge Scholarship

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the University of Cambridge announced plans to further deepen the extensive academic and institutional links between the two universities with the launch of an NUS-Cambridge Scholarship. The scholarship will support up to one Singaporean scholar each year to pursue PhD studies in Cambridge. Through these scholars, NUS and Cambridge will strengthen existing areas of research and educational partnership and develop new areas of collaboration.

National University of Singapore and Cambridge to Further Deepen Academic Links through NUS-Cambridge Scholarship

Singapore | Posted on April 6th, 2010

The NUS-Cambridge Scholarship is part of the NUS Overseas Graduate Scholarship (OGS) scheme, the University's local talent development programme introduced in 1981. The OGS is targetted at attracting highly promising Singaporeans with the potential to join NUS as Assistant Professors, and prepares them for this role by supporting their doctoral studies in top institutions overseas. The overseas training also serves to bring new perspectives and connections to NUS, when the scholars return and are selected as junior faculty in NUS.

Said Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, NUS President, "NUS and Cambridge University enjoy deep and strong ties. While these occur at an institutional level, it is really the faculty-to-faculty interactions which produce the most exciting and productive programmes and outcomes. The NUS-Cambridge Scholarship will further enhance these people-centred relationships and connections between our two universities. I believe that over time, this will help us to build the types of research and educational collaborations that will have a significant impact, not just for our students and universities, but for society at large."

"I am delighted that NUS has decided to target one of its Postgraduate Overseas Scholarships for Cambridge. This not only enhances scholarship opportunities for outstanding NUS students, but also signals the flourishing academic relationships between our institutions," said Professor Alison Richard, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.

Strong Academic Links between NUS and Cambridge

NUS and Cambridge have an existing joint appointment scheme launched in 2007. Under this initiative, talented faculty members would hold joint faculty appointments and spend substantial time in both universities working closely with faculty members on research of common interest. Faculties from NUS and Cambridge participating in this scheme include NUS' Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, School of Computing, Faculty of Dentistry, NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering and Institute for Mathematical Sciences; and Cambridge's School of Clinical Medicine, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences and Technology.

Research collaborations between the two universities have been extensive, covering a broad spectrum of topics in various fields, including medicine, statistics, biological sciences, engineering, chemistry, nanotechnology, psychology, mathematics and physics.

NUS and Cambridge are also members of the International Alliance of Research Universities, an alliance of 10 of the world's leading research universities.


About National University of Singapore
A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore's flagship university which offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise.

NUS has 14 faculties and schools across three campuses. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. Over 30,000 students from 100 countries enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives.

NUS has three Research Centres of Excellence (RCE) and 22 university-level research institutes and centres. It is also a partner in Singapore's 5th RCE. NUS shares a close affiliation with 16 national-level research institutes and centres. Research activities are strategic and robust, and the University is well-known for its research strengths in engineering, life sciences and biomedicine, social sciences and natural sciences. It also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.

About University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge's mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

It is made up of 31 colleges and more than 100 departments that cater for some 12,000 undergraduate and 6,000 postgraduate students.

The University's reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known worldwide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges.

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