TU Darmstadt and NUS Renew Cooperation

2020/04/15

Technical University of Darmstadt and National University of Singapore have extended their cooperation agreement. This partnership has been in existence since 1992.

The Campus of National University of Singapore (source: NUS)

Technical University of Darmstadt and National University of Singapore have extended their cooperation agreement. This partnership has been in existence since 1992.

“We will continue our successful cooperation with National University of Singapore. Contributing to international exchange at our universities is important to me,” said Tanja Brühl, President of TU Darmstadt.

NUS is the oldest and largest university in Singapore. It was founded in 1905 and currently has more than 40,000 students.

Originally it was planned for both Tan Eng Chye, President of NUS, and Jens Schneider, Vice President of TU Darmstadt, to sign this cooperation agreement in Singapore on 16 March 2020, as Jens Schneider was to accompany Volker Bouffier, Prime Minister of Hessen, to Asia as a member of his delegation. However, this trip had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Since winter semester 2001/2002, we have had 112 students of NUS at TU Darmstadt. During the same period, 136 students of TU Darmstadt have seized the opportunity to spend a semester at NUS in Singapore.

Alternatively, students from Darmstadt can use the DAAD RISE programme for travelling to Singapore for a research practical.

Martina Engesser