TCD Fosters Academic Links with the National University of Singapore
Sep 21, 2010
A new student exchange agreement between Trinity College Dublin and the National University of Singapore (NUS), allowing students from each university an opportunity to study abroad was recently signed on behalf of TCD by the Vice-Provost/ Chief Academic Officer Professor Patrick Prendergast. The exchange agreement was just one part of the visit which included the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two institutions which will serve as a framework to help develop research links and encourage academic and cultural interchange.
Speaking on behalf of Trinity College, Professor Patrick Prendergast said: “This partnership with the National University of Singapore will not only offer Trinity students a unique opportunity to study at a world renowned institution, but will also increase the multilateral cooperation between European and Asian higher education institutes.”
Front row: VP/CAO Professor Patrick Prendergast and Professor TAN, Eng Chye, Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost NUS.
Back row: Susan Tan, Manager Global Education and International Relations Office (IRO); Associate Professor Anne Pakir, Director, IRO; John McPartland, Director International Affairs, TCD; Bridget Tee, Associate Director Global Education, IRO
The new student exchange programme will allow participating students undertake academic programmes at the host institution with all academic credits earned, taken into account at the home institution. One advantage for TCD students is that courses offered at NUS are taught through English, thereby ensuring that the opportunity to study at a highly regarded university in Asia is open to all students of Trinity. The new agreements with NUS are in keeping with TCD’s strategic objective to engage with other leading universities throughout the world.
As a leading university in Asia, NUS offers a global approach to education and research with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. Established in 1905, NUS is Singapore’s oldest university. Its broad-based curriculum, which is underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment, currently caters for over 35,000 students from 100 countries.
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