International Research Enrichment (IRE) Program

The International Research Enrichment (IRE) program is designed for students interested in pursuing a research career in science or broadening their exposure to research during their undergraduate studies. It emphasizes curiosity and grit, which are the essential attributes to a successful career in scientific research. 


The IRE program has a similar curriculum structure as the Science (Group A) and Science (Group B) programs. But it distinguishes itself from the regular science program by providing students the following:


  • Free choice of major programs among Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Ocean Science and Technology, and Physics

  • Participation in advanced research projects under the supervision of world-class professors

  • Opportunities to meet with Nobel Laureates and renowned scientists

  • Individualized Research Guidance and Mentoring from experienced faculty members

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

  • Exchange opportunity in renowned foreign universities/research institutes

    • Summer research internship opportunity in foreign universities and institutions

    • Scholarship support for overseas learning trips


Career Prospects:

Building upon the premise that exposure to international research environments at an early stage is essential to a fruitful research career, the program offers outstanding science students an early opportunity to nurture their research abilities and solidify their discipline-specific knowledge in regular Science programs. Most of the graduates will pursue further studies in renowned universities around the world.

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