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Partnerschaft Singapur/Berlin

Within their 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.

Since 2023, the project "Ageing Well in the Urban Environment - Meeting the Health and Social Needs of Older Adults" has been funded for three years. The lighthouse project is being carried out between the National University Singapore, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Charité Universitätsmedizin and aims to strengthen international cooperation between the two excellent research locations of Berlin and Singapore.

Call for proposals for flexible funding 2024

For the initiation and establishment of further cooperation between the Berlin University Alliance and the National University of Singapore, flexible funding for 2024 is currently being advertised. Detailed information on the call and application can be found here

For more information, please contact the partnership coordinator.


Kathinka Rosenkranz, Coordinator Joint Partnerships
Tel.: +49 30 / 2093-20084
E-Mail: kathinka.rosenkranz@berlin-university-alliance.de