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Brown University and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have established a concurrent degree program in computer science. Participants are selected from the top ten percent of NUS computer science concentrators and on completion of the program, will concurrently receive degrees from NUS and Brown: a bachelor’s degree in computer science from NUS and a master’s degree in computer science from Brown.

This new program follows up the concurrent computational biology degree program, the first concurrent degree launched by Brown and NUS, which awards students a bachelor’s degree in computational biology from NUS and a master’s degree in computer science with a special designation in computational biology from Brown.

Franco Preparata, who has been a visiting faculty at NUS for several years, is the main architect of both programs and will provide vision and leadership for them at Brown.

“We are pleased to expand our educational collaboration with a prestigious world-class institution and we look forward to welcoming to the department the first participants in the program,” said Department Chair Roberto Tamassia.