The program has enrolled 12 students and commenced 28 June 2014. The program has received funding under the New Colombo Plan Mobility Scheme - Tranche 1.
The Study Tour comprises five elements:
- laboratory visits and presentations at NUS, hosted by NUS academic staff with the participation of local NUS students, and a similar program at Nanyang Technological University;
- laboratory visits, facility tours and interactions at leading Singapore research organisations, including the Institute for Materials Research and Engineering, SIMTech, the Institute for Medical Biology and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology at CREATE;
- a reciprocal visit to the Materials Science program at Republic Polytechnic;
- a cultural program including activities sponsored and arranged by NUS; and
- a visit to Australian High Commission for a briefing and orientation on the Australia-Singapore relationship.
Students are enrolled in the La Trobe NAN3NST Nanotechnology Study Tour subject. This subject envisages 7 assessment elements including:
- writing on the Australia-Singapore relationship;
- maintaining a reflective journal and blogging about experiences on a dedicated blog site;
- writing on selected laboratory visits, undertaking group case studies of selected institutes;
- writing on research centre visits;
- making a group presentation on return to Australia; and
- a photography competition.
You can follow the students' experiences throughout the Study Tour on the official blog.
Photo: 12 students visiting the Australian High Commission hosted by Jennifer Burdick (Second Secretary) Australian High Commission Singapore (left) and Tracy Harris (Trade Commissioner - Education) Austrade (centre). The group were accompanied by Dr Dongchen Qi (far right) and Dr Paul Pigram (taking photo) from La Trobe University.