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News Details | 17-Sep-2010

Joint Medical School a Win-Win Partnership for NTU and Imperial College London

NTU's Institute of Advanced Studies Director Adjunct Prof Phua Kok Khoo, who is also the founding Chairman of the Singapore-London Imperial College Alumni Association, wrote a commentary piece on the collaboration between NTU and London Imperial College in setting up a medical school. In the article, Prof Phua said that the medical school is a milestone in the history of Singapore and medical education, and the tie-up a win-win collaboration for both institutions. Prof Phua highlighted the strengths of the Imperial College in the article, pointing to it as a world renowned institution in education and research that has produced more Nobel Laureates than MIT. This is something that NTU can learn from. On the other hand, Imperial College has plans to set up a campus in China but they are not familiar with China’s system and history. As NTU has strong links with China, especially with the success of the Mayors’ Class programmes, there are many opportunities for Imperial College to work with NTU. NTU also has double degrees in Chinese Medicine, which is an advantage in setting up the medical school.

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