Global Science Summer Programme in Data Analytics and Forensic Science

16 - 27 July 2018.

The Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore (NUS), is now accepting applications for our inaugural two-week Global Science Summer Programme in Forensic Science 2018, held from 16 - 27 July 2018.


Why join our Programme?

OUR programme is a perfect opportunity to broaden your academic and cultural horizons.You will gain new skills and ideas, immerse yourself in new surroundings, and expand your international perspective.

Social and cultural programme We blend educational rigour with diverse opportunities for fun and leisure. You will have a choice of social excursions, to experience the fascinating culture, cuisine and sights of Singapore’s multi-cultural society.

Unique educational experience You will learn in small groups led by instructors who are experts in their fields. The programme comprises tailor-made, small-class lectures and practicals, such as case studies and real-world projects, on a cutting-edge scientific topic. opportunities for fun and leisure.

International learning You will have the opportunity to make friends and establish networks with students from all over the world, each bringing their own unique experiences. The mix of cultures, experience and knowledge will generate a unique environment, enabling you to flourish academically and socially in and outside of the classroom.

Immerse in university life We offer you the opportunity to stay on campus, where you can enjoy your summer experience by living together in a college environment that enables a supportive and
close-knit student community.

Participants will earn academic credits and receive a certificate of participation and transcript at the end of the programme.


All current students registered at another university world-wide are eligible to apply. There is no pre-requisite for the courses. However, as all courses will be taught and assessed in English, students should have a good command of English language. Students whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency.


18 May   Early Bird Registration closes
8 June Online application deadline / Payment deadline
16 July  Welcome Lunch
16 - 27 July Global Science Summer Programme
27 July Farewell dinner

About the course

Res Ipsa Loquitur (‘let the thing speak for itself’)

Instructor: Prof Stella Tan

Students will delve into the fascinating world of forensic evidence from crime scene to court, and how objective evidence can convict the guilty as well as exonerate the innocent. The courses will touch on court case studies of crime and death investigation, and discuss the scientific value of past court cases.

Criminalistics: Evidence and Proof 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Criminalistics: Forgery exposé with Forensic Science 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

About Prof Stella Tan

Prof Stella Tan received an M.Sc. in Cell and Molecular Biology and a Law degree from NUS, and an M.Sc. in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven. In 2008, she started NUS’ Forensic Science Minor, the first and only programme of its kind in Singapore and Asia. She has served as the Deputy Director, Senior Deputy Public Prosecutor, Deputy Senior State Counsel in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, where she prosecuted many landmark cases. She was also the Director of Prosecution and Legal Policy at the Health Sciences Authority. She is the Deputy Chairperson representing Singapore at the International Standards Organisation for Forensic Sciences. In 2017, she was appointed Associate Professor in Practice in the Faculty of Science.


Data Science Transforming How We Live and Work; or Data: The New Science or Data: The
Driver of New Megatrends or Data: The Oil of the 21st Century

Instructors: Prof Carol Hargreaves and Dr Vik Gopal

Between the dawn of civilisation and 2003, the human race created five exabytes (5 x 1018 bytes) of information. Now we are creating that amount every two days. Discover how to unlock insights from Big Data using data science. Through Python Programming and Tableau, students will learn how to relate statistical analysis, computer programming and visualisation to deliver business value. Through data analytics, students can better derive insights from customer data,

Data Science using Python Programming and Tableau 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Data Analytics for Custoner Insights

2:00 pm to 5:30 pm


Link to more information on Course fees, Housing and Miscellaneous fee.

Early bird application fee before 18 May 2018 at S$50


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Contact Us

For enquiries and more information, please contact:

Dean’s Office 
Faculty of Science 
National University of Singapore 
Block S16, Level 2 
6 Science Drive 2 
Singapore 117546

+65 6516 8471
(Attn: Ms Weixin Niah / Ms Carine Ng)