Research is the cornerstone on which all of the best medical schools have built their reputations. Little wonder then, that at Duke-NUS, sophisticated state-of-the-art research facilities are at the fingertips of the staff and students.
Research is an intrinsic part of being one of the best medical schools in the world; it is worked into the DNA of any good medical institution. At Duke-NUS, faculty staff and students are given access to some of the world’s most sophisticated biomedical research facilities. Spread over some 24,000 square meters, the Duke-NUS facility comprises state-of-the-art research spaces, classrooms, teaching labs and administrative offices. In addition to the in-house facilities, both students and faculty staff have access to numerous other specialized research support facilities away from the main campus. These off-campus facilities include the Outram campus, the SingHealth research centers, NUS and even the Biopolis at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), a S$300-million, 185,000-sq meter megaplex devoted to biomedical research.
Duke-NUS focuses on 5 "Signature Research Programmes":