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CHINA-SINGAPORE
Universities sign up to joint research programmes
Top Singapore and Chinese universities signed three memorandums of understanding last Monday to mark the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, writes Manny Salvacion for Yibada.

According to the Xinhua News Agency China's Ambassador to Singapore Chen Xiaodong and Singapore's Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung attended the ceremony to witness the signing of the memorandums of understanding, or MOUs, between National University of Singapore, or NUS, and Tsinghua University; Nanyang Technological University, or NTU, and Peking University; as well as Singapore University of Technology and Design, or SUTD, and Zhejiang University.

Under the agreement, NUS and Tsinghua University will focus on joint research and development in areas such as data science and data analytics, as well as identify opportunities for the commercialisation of technology. The MOU also enables NTU and Peking University to establish a joint NTU-PKU Research Institute to conduct research in areas that include multi-modal big data analytics technologies for smart cities and human-centred technologies for good health and lifelong learning. SUTD and Zhejiang University, on the other hand, will establish a SUTD-ZJU “Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Alliance” to focus on design innovation in China and Singapore in areas of manufacturing, urbanisation and sustainability.
Full report on the Yibada site
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