Big data and health top the agenda in Singapore

The future of data science and healthcare will be discussed at an event bringing together researchers from Edinburgh and Singapore.

The focus will fall on artificial intelligence and machine learning in healthcare, big data, genomic data and the future of robotics in medicine.

The event in Singapore is part of the University’s Global Change Forum – a series of global events focusing on key issues around the world. 

It will be attended by researchers from Singapore’s leading Universities and research bodies along with government agencies.

These include the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, Singapore University of Technology and Design and Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

The event takes place on Monday 10 September at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel Singapore.

Research exchange programme

As part of Edinburgh’s growing links with Singapore, a research exchange programme and Memorandum of Understanding has been agreed with A*STAR’s Graduate Academy.

The A*STAR Research Attachment Programme (ARAP) will provide Edinburgh PhD students with research opportunities in Singapore for up to two years.   

A*STAR focuses on research that advances scientific discovery and technological innovation.

Collaboration with fellow universities and institutions is essential if we are to help make positive societal changes around the world. Our events in Singapore mark a concerted effort to collaborate in the fields of data science and healthcare and strengthen Edinburgh’s links in the region.

Professor Charlie JefferySenior Vice-Principal, the University of Edinburgh

Singapore collaboration

Singapore faces issues with an ageing population, morbidity and lack of health care service integration.

Researchers from Edinburgh’s College of Science and Engineering and the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics have a strong focus on health data science and are ideally placed to collaborate with Singapore partners.

Alumni Club launch

The University’s Alumni Club of Singapore will be launched during the visit.

The society will maintain a close connection to the University for 1000 former students.

It will work to support the University’s global priorities, including enhancing the student experience, employability and continued learning.

South East Asia Office

The University strengthened links with South East Asia by establishing a new base in Singapore in 2017.

The South East Asia Office helps the University work with partners in education, business and government across the region.

Edinburgh’s first student from Singapore came to study medicine at the University more than 50 years ago.

The University welcomed 307 students from Singapore in 2017/18.


Data Science and Health in Singapore

Edinburgh Global – South East Asia

Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

Alumni events

Entry requirements for South East Asia students