The Australian National University (ANU) has welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's announced upgrade of the Australia-Singapore ties which will lead to greater recognition of ANU qualifications in Singapore.
Mr Turnbull highlighted the ANU Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) as an outstanding example of the benefits to the education sector that would be made possible by the new Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC said the agreement highlighted the international reputation and outlook of ANU.
"ANU has strong and long-standing links with Singapore and is a partner with the National University of Singapore in the International Alliance of Research Universities," Professor Schmidt said.
"The new agreement will be a great benefit to students from Singapore, who will be able to study at ANU and know their qualifications will be recognised at home and internationally."
Professor Nicholas Glasgow, Dean of the ANU Medical School said the new agreement would be a major boost for Singaporean medical students.
"Recognition of the ANU Doctorate of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) by the Singapore Medical Council is a wonderful thing for students from Singapore who want to study at ANU," Professor Glasgow said.
"It means they can return to Singapore and further their medical career."