Collaboration in Singapore

KI has formal collaboration with National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National Dental Centre of Singapore. Activities span from research collaboration to student exchange programmes and collaboration in doctoral education.

National University of Singapore (NUS)

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. 

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Following increasing research collaborations with faculty at NTU, collaborative agreements were signed with NTU.

National Dental Centre of Singapore

About 20 years ago the Department of Dental Medicine at KI initiated a collaboration with National University of Singapore. Since then the collaboration has expanded to include a collaboration with National Dental Centre Singapore, a clinical speciality centre that also conducts research and training. Collaborative links within oral health have also been established with Nanyang Technological University.

More about the collaboration with National Dental Centre of Singapore

Bachelor's and master's education

Several KI study programmes have bilateral exchange agreements with Singaporean universities. For current agreements on student exchange and more information search the map where all agreements can be found.

Doctoral education

Doctoral education collaboration has been a key component of the collaboration between KI and Singapore.

KI has a joint doctoral programme (double degree programme) with Nanyang Technological University and a short-term exchange programme for PhD students with National University of Singapore.

Collaboration - researcher to researcher

KI has agreements at different levels with different institutions in Singapore, but the majority of the activities with Singaporean collaborators takes place between researchers and are not regulated by central managing initiated university agreements and projects. 

KI researchers had more than 830 publications in total together with researchers during the last five years. The three organisations that KI co-publishes the most with are: National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

Funding and scholarships

Funding and scholarship opportunities in Singapore for students, doctoral students and post docs: