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6 Year in Review INAUGURAL New student exchange GRADUATING programmes COHORT The Faculty signed several Student Exchange Agreements in 2016, NUS-The University creating new programmes which of North Carolina broaden our students’ study abroad at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) options. One unique programme is Joint Degree Programme with the highly reputable Colgate University, New York, enabling our in Bachelor of Science students to take courses and conduct (Hons) in Life Sciences research in a liberal arts educational Bhavya Kanti ALLENA, a Life Sciences major (Specialisation environment. A structured exchange in Biomedical Science), was the first student to complete programme with Chang Gung the programme. The programme combines NUS’ Faculty University (CGU), Taiwan allows our of Science’s B.Sc.(Hons) in Life Sciences and the B.Sc. students to read courses in reliability in Biology by UNC-CH's College of Arts and Sciences. Through science and technology and to work this programme, NUS Science students gain exposure to on industry-related problems at CGU’s UNC-CH’s exceptional liberal arts education. Centre for Reliability Sciences and Technologies, Asia’s only such centre. Other new exchange programmes KEY EVENTS include collaborations with Radboud University, the Netherlands and Cornell University’s College of Special Programme in Science (SPS) Agriculture and Life Sciences. New 20th anniversary interinstitutional agreements with Université Pierre et Marie Curie and The SPS, established in 1996 as the Faculty’s premier academic programme to nurture aspiring scientists, celebrated its 20th Karolinska Institutet have successfully anniversary in 2016 with two events. The SPS20 Symposium, secured six-month study abroad grants titled “Inculcating Multidisciplinary Thinking in 21st Century for eight students from the premier Learners” was held on 22 September 2016. The gala dinner on Erasmus+ programme under the 28 October 2016 was graced by NUS President Prof TAN Chorh European Commission. Chuan, who announced the launch of the Special Programme in Science Fund to help needy SPS students. Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) 5th anniversary The BES programme celebrated its fifth anniversary with a conference on 9 to 11 November 2016. One of the distinguished speakers was Dr Sylvia A. EARLE, an oceanographer and a National Geographic Explorer- in-Residence. The celebrations culminated in the 4th Asia Environment Lecture, which featured Dr Andrew STEER, President and Chief Executive Officer of the World Resources Institute.
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