Blue Aqua International signs MOU with Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
Established in 2001 after 7 years under the nurturing wings of the then Temasek Information Technology & Applied Science School (ITAS), the School has now evolved to become an institution that engages innovative ways to train and educate school leavers and the workforce, and carves niche applied research areas that benefit students, industries and the community. From its humble offering of the Food Science & Nutrition diploma first conducted in July 1995 at the Portsdown Road Campus, the School now offers 7 full-time diplomas and 3 part-time diplomas in response to the dynamic changes in the vibrant food, F&B, chemical and life sciences industries.
To ensure our students stay relevant and competitive in a rapidly global world, the School has designed an ability-driven curriculum to develop Competence, Character and Change-readiness. The School also identifies niche areas in applied research to accelerate the professional growth of its staff and keep abreast of the latest developments. These niche areas include Traditional Chinese Medicine, membrane technology, plant biotechnology, proteomics, nanotechnology, analytical services, environment and water technology, baking science and technology, hydroponics and nutrition assessment. Often undertaken with industrial involvement, these projects offer a platform for multi-disciplinary technical teams of staff and students to collaborate and innovate.
AREAS OF COLLABORATION:
1. R&D inaquaculture not limited to nutrition, disease detection, treatment and prevention, broodstock and seedstock growth and development for finfish and crustaceans. This includes working on joint research projectsand grant applications as well as scientific presentations at conferences and in publications where applicable;
2. Skill training of TP staff and students in commercial land based production of finfish and crustaceans at the local and overseas farms; and
3. Setting up of the BLUE AQUA – TP Research Centre at their local aquaculture farm as well as Blue Aqua Research Centre @ Temasek Polytechnic within TP’s Centre for Aquaculture & Veterinary Science(CAVS).