Fostering close ties and research collaboration

Fostering close ties and research collaboration

Professors from NUS Engineering and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Waterloo (UW) gathered together for a two-day workshop to deepen research collaboration, and exchange knowledge and insights. NUS Engineering Dean Prof Chua Kee Chaing (last row, fourth from left) delivered the Welcome Address.

A two-day workshop (21 – 22 November 2017), jointly organised by NUS Engineering and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Waterloo (UW), Canada on NUS Engineering campus, hopes to deepen the research collaboration between the two Engineering Faculties.

The successful workshop saw an exchange of knowledge and insights between 26 professors from the UW Faculty of Engineering and NUS Engineering. Professors from both Faculties presented their research projects, and explored research collaboration that is of mutual interest.

The Faculty and UW Faculty of Engineering had recently endorsed a PhD student exchange agreement.  The workshop provided the platform to further enhance the partnership between the Faculties to ensure the success of the PhD Student Exchange programme.

Professor Teo Kie Leong, NUS Engineering’s Vice-Dean (Research & Technology), said, “The workshop aims to encourage the exchange of research ideas between professors from both sides, as well as develop collaboration between NUS Engineering and the UW Faculty of Engineering. The topic chosen for the workshop is Biomedical Engineering. We will continue to explore further research collaboration on topics beyond Biomedical Engineering.”

NUS Engineering Dean Prof Chua at the opening of the Workshop.
Professors from NUS Engineering and the UW Faculty of Engineering engaged in insightful discussion. With Prof Teo Kie Leong, NUS Engineering’s Vice-Dean (Research & Technology) leading the discussion (right, second standing).

Fostering close ties and research collaboration