Delegation from Singapore Visits Bilkent

Bilkent University had the pleasure of hosting distinguished guests from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), the National University of Singapore, and the Nanyang Technological University, all three institutions based in Singapore.

After visiting Rector Abdullah Atalar, the guests toured some of Bilkent's research facilities on campus and in Cyberpark.

Dr. Khiang Wee Lim, executive director of A*STAR, briefed Bilkent students on the Singapre International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA) program which supports short term research attachments for international students at A*STAR and Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) which is a joint collaboration between A*STAR, the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and gives opportunity to students to make Ph.D. research training at either A*STAR Research Institutes, NUS or NTU.

Prof. Freddy Boey, provost of Nanyang Technological University and Prof. Atalar signed a student exchange agreement which will gives Bilkent students a chance to study abroad at NTU for one semester. Student exchanges with NTU will be possible starting from next fall semester.