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Singapore, A Great Environment For Work

Posted: Jan. 28th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
The Prof.

Recently, Professor Martyn Partridge, vice-dean at Nanyang Technological University, claimed that since the country has a large emphasis on education and science, Singapore is a great place to live now and in the future. I would considering there is a lot of potential within the country, especially in its cleanliness.

Professor Martyn Partridge has been in Singapore for two years as senior vice-dean at Nanyang Technological University's Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a joint partnership with Imperial College London.

"Helping to start and shape a medical school is the biggest, most challenging thing I've ever done," he says. "Singapore is a wonderful place to work, with excited, interested and well-trained colleagues. It's a safe environment with a strong emphasis on education and science. There are inevitably differences in leadership styles and school structure – but these don't matter when institutions share the same values.

"Relocation inevitably disrupts some professional and family connections but modern ways of communicating are so good that it's as easy to supervise PhD students from overseas as it is to talk to my grandchildren.


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