Chair's Message

Welcome to School of Biological Science

School of Biological Sciences Chairman
Welcome to the School of Biological Sciences (SBS)!

Since the establishment of SBS in 2001, we have always focused on equipping students with the skills and knowledge essential for today’s global environment. The development of technology enabled learning platforms linked to outcome-based learning objectives enabled our courses to provide students with continuous access to the subject content. This not only created a more interactive classroom environment for students, but also provides an avenue for them to develop creative skills in applying their knowledge, essential for future work environment.

Over the years, the School has been constantly taking efforts to ensure our curriculum remains relevant for our students through the establishment of joint programmes in biomaterials, psychology, food science and technology, biomedical structural biology. This year, we are excited to be collaborating with the Copenhagen Business School and Nanyang Business School, to introduce a new Double Major Programme in Biomedical Sciences and BioBusiness. This programme will provide a unique opportunity for students to be cross-trained in biomedical sciences, biotechnology and business management with relevance to the biomedical and healthcare sector in Singapore and Southeast Asia, such as biomedical manufacturing operations management and regulatory matters relating to biomedical and healthcare industry.

Our students will also have the opportunity to understand the unique requirements of being successful in an industrial setting through our compulsory internship programme. They will also have the opportunity to get a first glimpse of cutting edge research through our research attachment and final-year projects, which will equip them with the essential skills in teamwork and problem solving.

Last but not least, the rich mix of culture and nationalities among our professors and students, our varied opportunities for overseas study, and our partnerships with renowned institutes worldwide, will provide a global perspective on science and industry for our students.

So I look forward to having you join our SBS family, as you embark on an exciting learning journey with us. I believe this will be the best decision made as you will be well equipped and prepared with the essential skills and knowledge to face the imminent challenges in the working world without compromising on an exuberant student life.

Prof Lars Nordenskiöld
Professor and Chair,
School of Biological Sciences