Today, Thursday, saw the signing of the first agreement on a new joint postgraduate programme between LiU and Nanyang Technological University, NTU, in Singapore.
The agreement concerns a joint postgraduate programme in the field of materials and nanoscience, with a handful of postgraduate researchers from LiU and NTU starting the new programme this autumn. It will be held at both universities and will lead to a joint doctoral degree.
”This is pioneering work for us. Developing a joint programme and degree in the two countries means that we have to meet local and national regulations in both locations,” says Professor Ulf Nilsson, dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
The joint programme is the first venture in the overarching collaborative agreement that the two universities reached last autumn.
Just like LiU, NTU is a young university. In terms of structure they resemble each other, with similar offerings of research and education.