About KI-Singapore Collaboration

The initial contacts between Karolinska Institutet and Singapore started around twenty years ago and have resulted in collaborations with several institutions in Singapore. Activities span from research collaboration to student exchange programmes and collaboration in doctoral education.

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, collaborative agreements were signed with NTU.

Currently, KI has collaboration with NUS, NTU and National Dental Centre Singapore.

Several researchers from KI are active both in Singapore and at Karolinska Institutet.

Funding and Scholarships

Funding and scholarship opportunities in Singapore for post docs and PhD students: