About KI-Singapore Collaboration

The initial contacts between Karolinska Institutet and Singapore started around fifteen years ago and have resulted in strategic collaborations with National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and A*STAR. Activities span from research collaboration to joint PhD programmes and student exchange programmes.

Karolinska Institutet’s first collaborative partner in Singapore was National University of Singapore. The first collaborative agreements were signed in 2000, initially with the Faculty of Dentistry and subsequently also with the Faculty of Medicine. This was followed by a Joint PhD programme in Molecular Medicine between KI and NUS Faculty of Medicine with an initial focus on genetic epidemiology. The Genome Institute of Singapore was actively engaged in these collaborative research projects and this led to the signing of a Collaborative Agreement between KI and A*STAR with the establishment of a Joint PhD programme within A*STAR Graduate Academy. Following increasing research collaborations with faculty at NTU, a collaborative agreement for a Joint PhD programme between KI and NTU School of Biological Sciences was also signed.

Around ten professors from KI are active as researchers both in Singapore and at Karolinska Institutet.


International coordinator

Johanna Ackemar

Phone: 08-524 867 89
Organizational unit: Faculty Office and International Relations
E-mail: Johanna.Ackemar@ki.se