Imperial College London

Singapore Day: Celebrating Imperial’s connections with the Lion City


London is hosting Singapore Day 2018 on Saturday 24 March, giving thousands of Singaporeans living in the capital a chance to reconnect.

With more than 400 Singaporean students, Imperial College London has the highest proportion at any UK university.

And in the last year alone Imperial academics and partners in Singapore have published more than 130 research papers, strengthened collaborations and continued to innovate and inspire.

President Tony Tan Keng Yam
Former President Tony Tan Keng Yam has visited Imperial

To celebrate Singapore Day, here are some of the highlights from the last year and projects to look forward to:

Building connections

Imperial has more than 2,700 alumni living in Singapore including Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean (MSc Computing 1977) who is visiting Imperial this week as part of the Singapore Day celebrations.

Singapore alumniThe Imperial College Alumni Association of Singapore marked its 40th anniversary in 2017. It has grown into a strong network of professionals, bonded by friendships forged at Imperial.

Pioneering medical school

LKC campusImperial officially opened the joint medical school with Nanyang Technology University, Singapore last year.

The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) builds on Imperial’s world-renowned medical curriculum as it trains the next generation of Singaporean doctors.

LKC studentsA few weeks ago more than 20 second-year students visited Imperial and experienced studying in London as part of their course.

The innovative LKCMedicine curriculum takes a patient-centred approach, harnessing team-based learning and the latest digital technology.

LKCMedicine is also home to the Singapore Phenome Centre – an interdisciplinary research platform funded by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in association with Imperial College London and Waters Corporation.

Entrepreneurs in Fintech

Val YapImperial alum Val Yap (Msc Management) was named as one of Asia's '30 under 30' rising stars by Forbes Magazine last year.

Val founded PolicyPal, a rapidly growing Singapore-based start-up that allows customers to organise and track all their insurance products in one dashboard.

Health for life

LKC Medicine lab
LKCMedicine research laboratory

LKCMedicine Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology John Chambers is leading a major epidemiological project collaboration with Imperial.

The study, called Health for Life in Singapore (HELIOS), will invite 10,000 volunteers from Singapore to take part in an investigation into the role played by diet, lifestyle and physical activity in order to better predict and prevent the development of chronic conditions.

As part of project, the team has also established a collaboration with the School of Public Health at NUS to develop an innovative method to assess the diet of the volunteers taking part in HELIOS.

Smart nation

SingaporeImperial have a Memorandum of Understanding with A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research and the Singapore Housing & Development Board to embark on a S$5.3 million research programme into how smart sensing and analytics can enhance services in housing estates.

Led by Professor John Polak from Imperial’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the four-year collaboration will explore how data collection can be made more efficient and reliable.


Stephen Johns

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