The National University of Singapore (NUS) and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ) are launching a Joint Doctor of Philosophy degree programme in biomedical science in August this year.
The programme will help to train biomedical scientists who will have international research experience with a strong footing in Asia, said the NUS spokesman.
For the next four years, both NUS and the HUJ will each select about three students from their institutions for the programme. Students enrolled in the programme will divide their time between both campuses in Singapore and Jerusalem, spending a minimum of nine months at each institutions. Two NUS students have already been selected for the inaugural intake.
This is the second collaboration between the two universities. They previously collaborated in establishing the NUS-HUJ Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Inflammation Research Programme in 2010.