National University of Singapore (NUS) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU) Memorandum of Understanding — Establishing Exchange Programme for Students
The National University of Singapore (NUS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) on 31 October 2022 to establish an exchange programme for undergraduate and graduate students for both universities under the auspices of the NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) programme.
The MOU was symbolically signed onboard the research vessel, Statsraad Lehmkhul, as part of the opening event of the Norway Singapore Science Week 2022. The Statsraad Lehmkhul made its stop in Singapore as part of its 20-month long circumnavigation One Ocean Expedition 2021.
The signing of the MOU is a move that underscores the two universities’ commitment to nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs, deepen knowledge exchanges in the domain of innovation and entrepreneurship and promote experiential learning and development.
The exchange programme, a six-month immersive stint, aims to inculcate the entrepreneurial mindset of the students and to equip them with relevant skill sets to address the evolving challenges of the technological landscape. The programme also supports the students in acquiring the necessary entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to become a successful entrepreneur.
NUS students on the exchange programme to Trondheim will benefit from the exposure to NTNU’s leading expertise in several strategic research areas such as sustainability, oceans, energy and health.
The exchange programme aims to cultivate ideas, create cross-cultural exposure and opportunities to deepen industry-focused learning for students. Leveraging on both universities’ strengths, the programme will groom talents to be future-ready in their entrepreneurship journey and to forge ahead in extending the frontier of innovation and entrepreneurship in both Singapore and Norway.
The NUS Overseas Colleges programme admits up to 300 students each year. The signing of the MOU with NTNU aims to pave the way for NOC Norway, a program aiming to be launched in July 2023.