The first batch of students under the joint PhD programme is expected to enrol in January 2011, with each university offering up to five places a year. Candidates, who will be selected by NTU and Technion, will have to meet the prevailing admission criteria of both universities.
Students will be co-supervised by faculty members from both institutions and have the opportunity to spend time at the host institution. Successful PhD candidates will be jointly issued a PhD degree under the seals of Technion and NTU. Entry to the programme is expected to be competitive as the programme offers opportunities for top-level research in addition to a unique cultural learning experience.
Apart from Technion, NTU has established joint PhD programmes with other top universities including UK's Imperial College, London in May 09, Technische Universitt Mnchen (TUM), Germany in Aug 09, and with Sweden's Karolinska Institutet in Sep 09.
Professor Peretz Lavie and Dr Su Guaning today also signed a second agreement to increase the level of exchanges between the two established science and technology universities. The agreement, which is expected to commence in the 2010/2011 academic year, provides funding for joint PhD students and post-doctoral fellows on exchange from both NTU and Technion.
Under the programme, NTU and Technion will each take in up to two post-doctoral fellows a year. Those accepted into the programme will receive a stipend of up to US$15,000 from the host university.
NTU and Technion will also each admit up to five PhD students a year, who will receive a stipend of up to US$13,000 from the host unive
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Nanyang Technological University