Singapore’s NTU and France’s UTT launch a joint PhD programme

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and the Technological University of Troyes (Université de technologie de Troyes or UTT) in France will launch a joint PhD programme starting in September 2010.

An MOU was signed on 28 June in Paris by Prof LAM Khin Yong, Associate Provost of NTU, and Prof Christian LERMINIAUX, President of UTT.

Prof LAM Khin Yong, Associate Provost of NTU, and Prof Christian LERMINIAUX, President of UTT

This partnership allows students to obtain a PhD jointly conferred by the NTU and UTT. Both universities recently approved the curriculum for a PhD research thesis, which will be defended once by the PhD students. Research topics, to be agreed upon by the two universities, will be chosen from the fields of Nanophotonic and Autonomic Networks, which are the two principal research areas of the partner universities. The PhD students will be co-supervised by two professors, one from each institution.

"This collaboration will create a platform for both students and professors of the Third Cycle from NTU and UTT to share and exchange ideas. The focus will be on Nanophotonic and Autonomic Networks, which are at the heart of the research strategy of the two universities. We hope to reinforce future educational exchanges between NTU and UTT, and common research opportunities", said Prof Lam.

"We are very proud to be associated with NTU, whose excellent reputation is well-known, to put in place this ambitious programme. It will offer the students of our universities the possibility to use the synergies available at the international level and to obtain a double PhD. This MOU underlines the desire of UTT to enter into high level partnerships and to encourage international co-operation", added Christian Lerminiaux.

About UTT (

With 2,500 students, the Université de technologie de Troyes or UTT is one of the 10 biggest engineering schools in France. The UTT trains its engineers in Information Systems, Networks and Telecommunications, Industrial Systems, Mechanics and Materials. UTT also offers a Masters in Sciences, Technologies and Health, in 9 disciplines and a PhD in 5 disciplines.

The development policy of UTT is based on high level research, known as Carnot and is focused on Risk Management in Science and Technologies. The university also establishes itself in the international scene through various partnership agreements. The UTT is a member of the Board of Directors of French Engineering Schools, and the Board of the Grandes Ecoles. It is also part of the French Technological Universities Network.

Dernière modification : 19/07/2010

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