TUM - NTU - Imperial

Imperial-TUM-NTU Global Fellows Programme: Health Data & Technology for Society | Postponed due to the Coronavirus 

From 21st - 25th June 2021 Imperial College London will host the 1st remote trilateral Global Fellows Programme in partnership with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore).

In the current scientific environment international collaborations and networking are the basis for developing successful projects. In a competitive research environment funding is increasingly drawn to interdisciplinary, collaborative research with partners from around the world. The modern researcher requires both excellence in research and professional skills and competencies.

This exciting programme is designed to facilitate participants to actively focus on the development of these professional skills and competencies. Approximately 40 doctoral researchers from NTU, TUM and Imperial will work together to develop professional, research and collaborative skills as well as the intercultural awareness that is required to establish and continue successful collaborations.

Participants will also have the opportunity to apply those skills and competencies to address topics under the programme theme: “Health data and technology for society”. With the boom of the 4th industrial revolution, big data have become central to various transactions, including health technology. How these data are analysed, synthesized, and propagated has an impact beyond the lab or clinic to society at large. Participants will discuss and develop intercultural, interdisciplinary and intersectoral discussions and approaches to handle and use data to improve health and society, how to communicate about health technologies to the public, and how data can improve the quality of life for all citizens. A range of guest speakers will provide participants with case studies to open discussions.

A background on the subject is not essential, doctoral candidates from any discipline are invited to apply.

This is a chance to challenge yourself outside of your normal working environment, meet people from other disciplines and cultures, and have fun!

Any additional queries not answered in webpages, please contact Laura Bulmer or Elena Forasacco

You can read about the experiences of previous participants in the Global Fellows Programme here: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/students/global-opportunities/pg/student-experiences/

Further Information

Programme Information

During the 5-day program, participants will work in interdisciplinary and international groups, assisted by a coach from one of the partner universities. During the programme, participants will enhance:

  • Their ability to work collaboratively on research ideas
  • Their ability to network and communicate effectively and with impact in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams
  • Their intercultural and international competency and awareness
  • Their creativity to develop collaborative research ideas
  • Their appreciation of research in international institutions

Eligibility and how to apply

Imperial College London participants must:

  • Be a current doctoral student from any discipline (note: this programme is not open to MRes students).
  • Be between 6 and 30 months into their PhD at the time the programme takes place (6 and 48 months for part-time students). Students outside of this timeframe are encouraged to apply, but priority will be allocated to students between 6 - 30 months (6-48 months for part-time students)
  • Not have taken part in a previous Imperial College Global Fellows Programmes.

This programme counts towards the attendance requirement.

Application process

Please note that places on the 2021 programme have now all been filled. The programme will only be readvertised if places become available.

  • show their awareness of competencies and skills needed to develop international collaborations
  • explain what they expect to contribute to and gain from the programme
  • demonstrate enthusiasm for engaging with international peers from the partner universities
  • explain how their current competencies, skills and knowledge (e.g. communication skills, adaptability, technical skills, creativity) can support the development of innovations linked to “Health data and technology for society
  • show their willingness to be an ambassador for Imperial College London
  • show their willingness to share their experiences on the programme within the Imperial College London post-graduate community after the programme.

Successful applicants will be notified within 4 weeks of the application deadline.

Note: Due to the large volume of applications received it is not possible to provide feedback on individual applications.