Medical technology company Siemens has donated a sum of S$19.5 million to help fund the inaugural NUS Master of Science in Audiology degree course in Singapore.
The programme at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine was officially launched on 3 October by the Minister for Health of Singapore, Gan Kim Yong.
According to a statement from NUS, part of the funding was used for the development and outfitting of an Audiology SMART classroom at the National University of Singapore. It is the first dedicated SMART classroom for an Audiology programme in Southeast Asia.
The majority of the S$19.5 million will be spent on running the programme over an eight-year period.
"At Siemens, we firmly believe a large percentage of those with hearing loss could benefit from early identification, intervention, and appropriate management. This is why we have invested more than S$110 million in research and development in Singapore over the last four decades," said Dr Roger Radke, Group President and CEO of Siemens Audiology Solutions.
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