Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the National University of Singapore inaugurate a joint program for Biomedicine PhD students.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the National University of Singapore are launching a joint international PhD program in biomedicine under which students will divide their time between the two countries. The program aims to take two to three students from each institution over the next four years. Two students from Singapore have already been selected and will begin their studies in the upcoming academic school year.

National University of Singapore President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan said, “We are excited to further deepen our ties with HUJ through this new joint PhD program. HUJ is highly respected internationally for its outstanding scientific research and its application.

Chuan continued, “As the program leverages the complementary academic strengths of our two institutions, I am confident that it will offer a unique and world-class learning experience for our students and an excellent platform for our faculty to drive for even higher levels of excellence. This partnership also opens up more opportunities for researchers and students from both our universities to break new ground in biomedical science.”

Professor Menahem Ben-Sasson, President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, announced, “We are proud of our relationship with NUS, which is one of the leading academic research institutions in Asia, and a model for its huge investment in research, teaching and globalization. Through Singapore’s CREATE program, we already have two student exchange programs with NUS and a joint research venture.”

He continued, “This new joint PhD program is yet another step in strengthening our ties at all academic levels. The joint program will enable students from each university to spend at least nine months in the other university and to be exposed to their host country’s scientific advances and cultural experiences – a major asset in today’s interconnected global scientific community.”

By Rachel Avraham, staff writer for United with Israel