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University of Dundee Teams up With the National University of Singapore

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The University of Dundee has teamed up with the National University of Singapore to establish a partnership which will allow students to share their study time between Scotland and Singapore.

The new jointly-offered Bachelor of Science degree programme provides students the chance to experience life and study in both the UK and Asia, earning a degree from both institutions.

The four-year degree builds on existing partnerships established between the two universities.

Commenting on the announcement, Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Dundee said: "This is a prestigious partnership which is established on a shared commitment to research and innovation led teaching excellence both here in Dundee and in Singapore."

"Our goal is always to bring the best of the world to Dundee, and to take the best of Dundee to the world. Students from Dundee will have the opportunity to work with leading scientists in Singapore with expertise which complements that in Dundee."

The partnership will see 20 students moving between Scotland and Singapore each year and represents the first degree of its kind.

Meanwhile, National University of Singapore president Professor Tan Eng Chye, said: "This unique programme has been carefully designed to equip students with a strong foundation in life sciences, while providing them with opportunities to acquire industry-relevant knowledge and skills in drug design and discovery. The aim is to leverage the National University of Singapore's and Dundee's world-class expertise in life sciences to produce a pipeline of talent for the pharmaceutical sectors in Singapore, the UK and the world."