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 the School of Biological Sciences (SBS) in 2002, 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 psychology, food science and technology, biomedical structural biology and biobusiness, as well as the NTU-Duke-NUS Medicine Pathway for students admitted to our double major programmes. Successful applicants for the pathway will be provided an avenue to develop their aspirations in the medical field through a myriad of engagement activities designed to provide insights into the medical school experience and a career in medicine.

This year, we are pleased to share that we are offering a new second major: Biological Sciences with Second Major in Data Analytics. This new second major provides students with the foundation and practical tools for data analytics that is essential for biological sciences research, biopharma and healthcare industry. All our students will also have the opportunity to understand the unique requirements of being successful in an industrial setting through our compulsory internship programme. Furthermore, with the new Work Study Degree Programme, students admitted to this programme, will now have the option to gain even more industry experience whilst completing their degree. Students can also 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 scientific 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