Within their new partnership, the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the consortium of Berlin universities comprising of Freie Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin as the coordinating institution in Berlin are seeking to strengthen their relationship and collaboration.
National University of Singapore – strong in research and innovative
Founded in 1905 as a medical school with just 23 students, the National University of Singapore has evolved into one of the leading research universities in the world and one of the best in its region (QS Asia University Rankings 2020: #1; THE World University Rankings: #25). A multidisciplinary and practical approach to education, research and entrepreneurship enables the NUS to tackle crucial global challenges scientifically and to make the results collectively available. For the NUS, creating a supportive and innovative environment for promoting creative entrepreneurship is a top priority.
The NUS researchers spread across 17 faculties, 29 university-level research institutes, Centres of Excellence and corporate laboratories focus on topics such as energy, the environment and urban sustainability, disease treatment and prevention, active ageing, advanced materials, and risk management and resilience of financial systems and cyber-security.
Global Health – a common research focus
The National University of Singapore and the Berlin University Alliance are seeking to strengthen their collaboration in the excellent and innovative research of specific key topics, consolidate the dialogue at governance level and establish sustainable joint programmes to promote young researchers and entrepreneurs. Following an initial open-topic call for proposals in 2019, another step was taken toward further strengthening the profile of the collaboration by focusing the joint research efforts on the field of global health by funding five joint projects beginning in 2021.
The current call for joint research proposals BUA-NUS Global Health Exploration Project, closing on 9 August 2022, the partner institutions will provide funding for a joint research project over the duration of three years. This signature project aims at consolidating the international collaboration between the partner institutions and combining the strengths of two excellent research sites.
For more information, please contact the partnership coordinator.
Aleksandra Laski, Strategic Partnership Manager
Tel.: +49 30 / 2093-20084
Helen Paul, Team Assistance Strategic Partnerships