To mark the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Tsinghua University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to build on existing strong collaborations between the universities in student and faculty exchanges and joint research and development. The collaboration will be funded through a gift from the family of Mr Ng Teng Fong.
“I sincerely hope that these partnerships of universities across both countries will facilitate more effective collaboration, and promote better mutual understanding, learning and cultural exchange, benefitting both researchers and students,” said Mr Robert Ng in the speech he delivered in Chinese at the MOU signing ceremony.
NUS and Tsinghua University will be focusing on joint research and development in a number of areas of mutual interest and complementary expertise, such as data science and data analytics. The two universities will also identify opportunities for commercialisation of technology.
In addition, NUS and Tsinghua University will collaborate on student exchanges and entrepreneurship education and research, such as enhancing new and existing student exchange programmes to include technology entrepreneurship, for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. They will also organise and participate in joint academic, research and scientific activities such as seminars and conferences on various topics and issues, particularly innovation and enterprise.
Similar collaborations have been established between Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Peking University, as well as Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Zheijiang University.
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