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LiU and Singapore university will collaborate

LiU recently entered a contractual agreement concerning academic collaboration with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU). The goal is to stimulate research cooperation and student exchange.

Mr Bertil Andersson, now Provost at NTU and former president of LiU, is enthusiastic about the expected results of collaboration.

He says: "These ties link two universities which have much in common. It is not difficult to discern suitable areas of research in the natural sciences and engineering.

"We are currently expanding our university in the fields of social sciences and the humanities and a completely new medical faculty. I look forward to applying the theme-based research approach conducted at the Tema Institute as well as of the problem-based learning that is a hallmark of LiUs Faculty of Health Sciences."

His enthusiasm is shared by LiU Rector Mille Millnert. "NTU is a world class university with well-defined goals. NTU can become a very important academic partner of our university."

The agreement paves the way for a substantial exchange of students—as many as 16 fulltime annually. The universities intend to create joint master's programs, the first of which will be Human Factors Engineering.

Other goals are to stimulate reciprocal scientific transfer, to form a platform for joint projects and to set up an international fund for major projects.

Biosensors, nanotechnology, microelectronics, visualization, unmanned vehicles and theme-based research are some of the areas named in the recent contract.


2008-09-30




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