Dr Kornbluth (seated, left) and Prof Tan (seated, right) signing the MOU, witnessed by Dr Francis (standing, left) and Prof Wee (standing, right).

NUS and Duke University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 23 May to promote joint research and development activities between the two universities. Together, the universities aim to advance collaboration in the areas of global health, political science, Southeast Asian studies, business, public policy, and innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as facilitate more faculty and graduate student exchange opportunities.

The MOU was signed by NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye and Duke University Provost Dr Sally Kornbluth. The signing was witnessed by Professor Andrew Wee, Vice-President (University and Global Relations) and Dr Jennifer Francis, Executive Vice Provost of Duke University.

As part of their visit, the Duke University delegation also held meetings with various schools and faculties at NUS to discuss avenues of collaboration.