PhD degrees are some of the most prestigious qualifications offered by institutions of higher education. Those who hold a PhD earn the right to be addressed with the title "Doctor" and are acknowledged as experts in a certain subject area.
Singapore (新加坡) is a city-state in Southeast Asia. Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, since independence it has become one of the world's most prosperous countries and boasts the world's busiest port. Singapore has six national universities and are generally well-regarded and attracts exchange students from all over the world.
PhDs in Singapore
The program distinguishes itself from others by emphasizing training in translational bioscience, preparing cutting edge researchers to take their research findings from "bench to bedside." [+]
Duke-NUS launched its inaugural Ph.D. program in Integrated Biology and Medicine (IBM) in August 2010. The program distinguishes itself from others in Singapore and abroad by emphasizing training in translational bioscience, preparing cutting edge researchers to take their research findings from "bench to bedside." Students will complete their advanced training in one of Duke-NUS’s five Signature Research Programs:Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Emerging Infectious Diseases Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders Health Services and Systems Research
The degree, which will take on average 4 to 5 years to complete, culminates with the development of a written thesis and a successful oral dissertation defense. Like the Duke-NUS MD program, the Ph.D. core course incorporates a novel education strategy which rapidly transitions students to a mode of learning better suited for a lifelong career in biomedical research. From the first week in the program, students are introduced to scientific literature searches, evaluation and critique of seminal scientific papers. The core curriculum is delivered in a small group collaborative learning environment that reinforces critical thinking and public debate.... [-]